The hard hitting and hard charging, then simultaneously sensitive and mellow indie rock band “Cold War Kids,” yesterday kicked up some “Hot Coals,” their new single, and offered it for free with a pre-order of their upcoming album “Hold My Home.”
To celebrate Hold My Home, the band will play intimate venues such as Rough Trade in NYC on October 22 NYC, as well as 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on October 24th, Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA on October 25th, Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA on November 19, The Regent Theater on November 20 in Los Angeles and the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on November 21. To purchase tickets, visit www.coldwarkids.com. Complete tour dates can be found below, with additional dates to be announced.
Cold War Kids recently shared album track, “First” which reached #1 on Hype Machine. Consequence of Sound said, “The track is grand and regaling, a sonically uplifting mix of jittery guitars, handclap rhythms, and dynamic vocal harmonies.” Indie Shuffle adds, “First” is the first single off said album… I’m glad to see that they are still sticking to their roots. Nathan Willett’s vocals are as emotive as always, and he makes his presence well and truly known on this expressive piece of rock.
Cold War Kids is Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, Dann Gallucci, Joe Plummer and Matthew Schwartz. Formed in 2004, the band’s breakthrough debut Robbers & Cowards was released to considerable acclaim in 2006. The darker Loyalty To Loyalty followed two years later, while 2011’s Mine Is Yours introduced deeper anthemic qualities to the eclectic group’s catalog. 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, featuring the hit single “Miracle Mile,” was a return to their raw live sound. The New York Times wrote, “This quartet from California plays the kind of elastic, vaguely soul-inspired indie-rock (the vocalist Nathan Willett commands a sinewy, undulating falsetto) that gets music critics shimmying in their desk chairs, clacking out breathless, immediate endorsements.” “Willett’s hugely impressive voice is the band’s calling card – there’s really no comparison,” said the Los Angeles Times. “Seeing CWK live is seeing them at their best. It’s a stage show full of raucous vigor… there’s never a dull moment,” said MTV News. Cold War Kids have sold over 500,000 albums, over 1 million singles and have more than 50 million streams to date.
Pre-order Hold My Home: http://smarturl.it/CWKHoldMyHome
Headline Tour Dates:
October 20 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
October 22 New York, NY Rough Trade
October 24 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club
October 25 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
November 18 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
November 19 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
November 20 Los Angeles, CA The Regent Theater
November 21 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
November 22 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst