Cold War Kids

April 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Blogs, Music

The first time I heard Cold War Kids was on March 23, 2010. I was at The Auction House, a gritty upscale lounge in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, with my two best gals. I was at the bar wishing I had a signature drink to order when their song Hang Me Up to Dry came on. It was like being punched in the face by awesomeness. The bartender was playing their second cd Loyalty to Loyalty. I wanted to curl up on one of their velvet upholstered couches with some headphones.

Cold War Kids is a four man group fronted by Nathan Willett and his amazing voice. Their sound has been described as punk and soul, sonically potent, and passionately honest. When I got home from New York I started downloading their songs immediately. BCPL has their latest cd Mine is Yours, and I highly recommend you check it out! I will be seeing them live this summer at the Firefly Music Festival. I am so jealous of my future self.

Similar bands: Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon,The Black Keys

Leigh Scaggs

About Leigh Scaggs

A long time supporter of digital emancipation and proclaimer of obfuscatory testaments, I have been a proud supporter of bits and bytes for nearly 20 years. With that much chronological highway behind me I'm cognizant enough of the fact that advancing age does kill brain cells and observant enough to notice that it's only killing the weak ones.


One Response to “Cold War Kids”
  1. “Mine is Yours” is one of the best albums I’ve heard within the past few years. They don’t miss, at all. It’s one of those records you play so much that you might lose a friend or two, except you don’t, because it’s awesome. And I am oozing with jealousy that you get to see them this summer! We’ll need a post-show blog 🙂

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