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Cold War Kids

Long Beach, California's Cold War Kids make music with roots that go deep and wide, embracing influences as diverse as Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, and the Velvet Underground. Vocalist/guitarist/pianist Nathan Willett, bassist Matt Maust, drummer Matt Aveiro, and guitarist Jonnie Russell began crafting their soulful, blues-inflected take on indie rock as Cold War Kids in 2004, recording demos in Los Angeles soon after they formed. After signing to Monarchy Music, Cold War Kids released their debut EP, Mulberry Street, in spring 2005. The band's unique sound and impassioned live act generated a buzz -- particularly from bloggers -- that grew with each tour and release. Maust's clean but eye-catching designs for EPs like With Our Wallets Full and Up in Rags and the group's website also added to Cold War Kids' mystique. They spent much of 2006 on the road with Tapes 'n Tapes, Figurines, Sound Team, and Editors, and appeared at that year's Lollapalooza. That summer, they signed to Downtown Records, also home to Art Brut and Gnarls Barkley. The band's full-length debut, Robbers & Cowards, arrived that fall. Loyalty to Loyalty, which moved in a slower, bluesier direction, was released in 2008. On Behave Yourself, an EP that had a digital release late in 2009 and was issued on CD early in 2010, Cold War Kids emphasized their soulful ballads. In 2010 the band went into the studio with Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon). Their third album, Mine Is Yours, arrived in early 2011. For 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, the band added former Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils guitarist Dann Gallucci (who co-produced the album with Lars Stalfors) to the fold. Though several of the band's members worked on the side project French Style Furs, whose debut Is Exotic Bait arrived in 2014, Cold War Kids also returned that year with Hold My Home. Recorded at the band's personal studio and produced by Gallucci and Stalfors, the album was released in October 2014. ~ Heather Phares
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Albums by
Cold War Kids

Top Songs by
Cold War Kids

  1.   Song
  2.   Hang Me Up to Dry
  3.   Louder Than Ever
  4.   Hospital Beds
  5.   All This Could Be Yours
  6.   Miracle Mile
  7.   Audience
  8.   First
  9.   I've Seen Enough
  10.   We Used to Vacation
  11.   Finally Begin
  12.   Something Is Not Right with Me
  13.   Hot Coals
  14.   Lost That Easy
  15.   Tell Me in the Morning
  16.   Mine Is Yours
  17.   Santa Ana Winds
  18.   Thunderhearts
  19.   Saint John
  20.   Flower Drum Song
  21.   Romance Languages
  22.   Jailbirds
  23.   Robbers
  24.   Drive Desperate
  25.   Loner Phase
  26.   Baby Boy
  27.   Bulldozer
  28.   Mexican Dogs
  29.   Passing the Hat
  30.   Amazing
  31.   Stop / Rewind
  32.   Hold My Home
  33.   Go Quietly
  34.   Minimum Day
  35.   Every Valley Is Not a Lake
  36.   Red Wine, Success!
  37.   Hair Down
  38.   Harold Bloom
  39.   You Don't Come Through
  40.   Bitter Poem
  41.   Water & Power
  42.   Bottled Affection
  43.   Tuxedos
  44.   Skip the Charades
  45.   Royal Blue
  46.   Cold Toes on the Cold Floor
  47.   Broken Open
  48.   Coffee Spoon
  49.   Expensive Tastes
  50.   Relief
  51.   Dreams Old Men Dream
  52.   Welcome to the Occupation
  53.   Against Privacy
  54.   A Change Is Gonna Come
  55.   Quiet, Please!
  56.   Rubidoux
  57.   Portuguese Bend
  58.   One Song at a Time
  59.   A Million Eyes (From Stella Artois - The Chalice Symphony)
  60.   Hear My Baby Call
  61.   Hotel Anywhere
  62.   Pine St.
  63.   Romance Languages #2
  64.   Fear & Trembling
  65.   St. John
  66.   Out of the Wilderness
  67.   Every Man I Fall For
  68.   Nights & Weekends
  69.   Pregnant
  70.   Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
  71.   Sensitive Kid
  72.   God, Make Up Your Mind
  73.   Golden Gate Jumpers
  74.   Aeon
  75.   Sermons
  76.   Cryptomnesia
  77.   Flying Upside Down
  78.   Avalanche in B
  79.   On the Night My Love Broke Through
  80.   Expensive Tears
  81.   A Change Is Gonna Come
  82.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  83.   Heavy Boots
  84.   Pregnant with Doubt
  85.   Vacation in Chicago
  86.   Well Well Well
  87.   Harmony in Silver
  88.   [DVD]

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