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Cold War Kids

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Embracing influences as diverse as Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, and the Velvet Underground, Cold War Kids grew from blog darlings into a band with a contemporary yet classic sound. Founding members 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. In 2006, they signed to Downtown Records and their full-length debut, Robbers & Cowards, arrived that fall. The band relocated to Long Beach, California after spending two years on the road, and delivered their bluesy, introspective second album, Loyalty to Loyalty, 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, the polished Mine Is Yours, arrived in early 2011. Late in 2012, Russell departed Cold War Kids, with former Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils guitarist Dann Gallucci joining the band for 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, which he also co-produced with Lars Stalfors. A few months later, the digital-only EP Tuxedos arrived. At the end of the year, Aviero left the group and was replaced by Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer. Though Maust and Willett 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 once again produced by Gallucci and Stalfors, the album was released in October 2014. ~ Heather Phares
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Albums by
Cold War Kids

    10 songs

    On Air

    Dear Miss Lonelyhearts

    11 songs

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    Mine Is Yours

    13 songs

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    Loyalty to Loyalty

    12 songs

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    Robbers & Cowards

    4 songs

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    Live from Fingerprints

    7 songs

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    Soho Sessions

    3 songs

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    The Paradiso Sessions

    14 songs

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    Hold My Home [Deluxe Edition]

    5 songs

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    Five Quick Cuts

    11 songs

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    Hold My Home

    6 songs

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    Tuxedos

    13 songs

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    Loyalty to Loyalty [Deluxe Edition]

    1 song

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    A Million Eyes (From Stella Artois - The Chalice Symphony)

    1 song

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    Miracle Mile

    1 song

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    Minimum Day

    6 songs

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    Behave Yourself

    3 songs

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    Something Is Not Right with Me

    1 song

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    All This Could Be Yours

    1 song

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    Louder Than Ever

    1 song

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    Audience

    3 songs

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    Live from the Paradiso

    5 songs

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    At Fingerprints

    4 songs

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    Hang Me Up To Dry

    2 songs

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    Mine Is Yours/Loyalty to Loyalty

    4 songs

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    EP

    2 songs

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    We Used to Vacation

    6 songs

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    Tuxedo

    7 songs

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    iTunes Live from SoHo


Top Songs by
Cold War Kids

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Hang Me Up to Dry
  3.   Hospital Beds
  4.   Louder Than Ever
  5.   Miracle Mile
  6.   All This Could Be Yours
  7.   First
  8.   Audience
  9.   I've Seen Enough
  10.   We Used to Vacation
  11.   Something Is Not Right with Me
  12.   Hot Coals
  13.   Finally Begin
  14.   Tell Me in the Morning
  15.   Santa Ana Winds
  16.   Mine Is Yours
  17.   Cold Toes on the Cold Floor
  18.   Lost That Easy
  19.   Loner Phase
  20.   Tuxedos
  21.   Saint John
  22.   Romance Languages
  23.   Relief
  24.   Quiet, Please!
  25.   St. John
  26.   Royal Blue
  27.   Robbers
  28.   Mexican Dogs
  29.   Hair Down
  30.   Passing the Hat
  31.   A Million Eyes (From Stella Artois - The Chalice Symphony)
  32.   Hear My Baby Call
  33.   You Don't Come Through
  34.   Pine St.
  35.   Romance Languages #2
  36.   Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
  37.   Jailbirds
  38.   Baby Boy
  39.   Minimum Day
  40.   Flying Upside Down
  41.   Bulldozer
  42.   Broken Open
  43.   Sermons
  44.   Coffee Spoon
  45.   Cryptomnesia
  46.   On the Night My Love Broke Through
  47.   Every Man I Fall For
  48.   Avalanche in B
  49.   Welcome to the Occupation
  50.   Every Valley Is Not a Lake
  51.   Against Privacy
  52.   God, Make Up Your Mind
  53.   Red Wine, Success!
  54.   Pregnant
  55.   Flower Drum Song
  56.   Go Quietly
  57.   Bottled Affection
  58.   Fear & Trembling
  59.   Skip the Charades
  60.   Out of the Wilderness
  61.   Expensive Tastes
  62.   Golden Gate Jumpers
  63.   Dreams Old Men Dream
  64.   Thunder Hearts
  65.   One Song at a Time
  66.   Stop & Rewind
  67.   Harold Bloom
  68.   Hold My Home
  69.   Nights & Weekends
  70.   Hotel Anywhere
  71.   Drive Desperate
  72.   Water & Power
  73.   Rubidoux
  74.   Amazing
  75.   Bitter Poem
  76.   Sensitive Kid
  77.   Aeon
  78.   A Change Is Gonna Come
  79.   Expensive Tears
  80.   A Change Is Gonna Come
  81.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  82.   Heavy Boots
  83.   Pregnant with Doubt
  84.   Vacation in Chicago
  85.   Well Well Well
  86.   Harmony in Silver
  87.   [DVD]
  88.   Don't Look Down on Me
  89.   Fashionable
  90.   Goodnight Tennessee
  91.   No Name
  92.   Taxman
  93.   CWK Portuguese Bend

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