Today we have the pleasure of premiering the debut EP from Gospel Claws, featuring Ex-Dear and the Headlights guitarist Joel Marquard, now streaming on their AP.net Profile. The band mixes vintage pop sounds with a whole slew of indie rock influences, resulting in five diverse but equally awesome tracks.
Download a free Cold War Kids mp3 called "Bullies Always Win" right here. The song was previously available with the album pre-order on iTunes, and is on a UK 7" b-side - however it is not available for sale anywhere in the US.
Cold War Kids will be releasing Loyalty To Loyalty in September through Downtown Records.
1. Against Privacy
2. Mexican Dogs
3. Every Valley Is Not A Lake
4. Something Is Not Right With Me
5. Welcome To The Occupation
6. Golden Gate Jumpers
7. Avalanche in B
8. I've Seen Enough
9. Every Man I Fall For
10. Dreams Old Men Dream
11. On The Night My Love Broke Through
Cold War Kids can be seen performing "Hospital Beds" on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the replies. The track appears on the quartet's latest release, Robbers and Cowards, which is available now via Downtown Recordings.
The White Stripes have announced the cancellation of their North American headlining tour, on which the duo were to feature support from Cold War Kids. The group has cited drummer Meg White's acute anxiety as the reason for the cancellation.
Cold War Kids are competing against a few bands to win the chance to open up The Virgin Festival in Baltimore this summer. Vote for them here. The site also includes a video of the band playing "Old St. John" on the beach with a short interview about the blues.
KCRW's A Sounds Eclectic Evening 6 will be on April 14th and bands include The Shins, Lily Allen, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Cold War Kids and Bitter:Sweet. It'll be at the Gibson Ampitheatre in Los Angeles and there are plenty of other artists (including a special guest) to be announced later. Tickets go on sale February 27th on Ticketmaster but there will be a pre-sale for exclusively KCRW members on February 15th on KCRW.com. Proceeds from this will go towards KCRW's mission to digitalize the station's entire library of CD and vinyl.