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New EP Coming From Cold War Kids

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Listen: Cold War Kids – “Pine St.”

Cold War Kids announce the release of ‘Tuxedos’, a digital EP available September 17th through Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings. The six-song collection includes two previously unreleased tracks,  “Romance Languages #2” and  “Pine St.”, as well as covers “Aeon” (Antony and the Johnsons) and “You Don’t Come Through” (The Band). ‘Tuxedos’ also features the self-titled original album track and an alternative version of “Bottled Affection” from their April 2nd release, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.

“Fits and starts of brilliance on the first three records, Cold War Kids have hit their stride and locked into a very intense groove for the fourth,” says Esquire Magazine. NME adds, “(Dear Miss Lonelyhearts) has gone back to the sort of idiosyncratic weirdness that made us fall for them in the first place.”  Relix states, “There’s a natural flow to the songs on this disc … a complexly drawn collection. And that blues sensibility you always liked best about them is happily still there.”

Tuxedos

Tuxedos:

  1. Tuxedos
  2. Aeon
  3. Bottled Affected (Cathedral Version)
  4. Romance Languages #2
  5. Pine St.
  6. You Don’t Come Through

Cold War Kids Tour Dates

  • August 15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
  • August 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas *
  • August 17 – Denver, CO – Cultivate Festival
  • August 18 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre *
  • August 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre *
  • August 21 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Cain’s Ballroom *
  • August 22 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Amphitheater *
  • August 23 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall *
  • August 24 – Columbus, OH – CD 102.5 Summerfest
  • August 31 – Edmonton, AB – Sonic Boom
  • September 1 – Calgary, AB – X-Fest
  • September 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
  • September 21 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum Theatre *
  • September 22 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *
  • September 26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
  • September 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *
  • September 28 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall*
  • September 29 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
  • October 18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
  • October 19 – Philadelphia, PA  – Union Transfer *
  • October 21 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
  • October 22 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
  • October 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
  • October 26 – Richmond, VA – The National *
  • October 29 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theatre
  • October 30 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt
  • October 31 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
  • November 1 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
  • November 2 – Chicago, IL – The Vic
  • November 4 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
  • November 5 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
  • November 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

* with Papa

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Video: Cold War Kids – “Loner Phase”

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On the heels of a successful spring tour, Cold War Kids have extended their headlining North American tour by adding summer dates kicking off today at Plush in St. Louis, MO. Fall tickets will be available via http://www.coldwarkids.com. Pre-sale tickets will be available tomorrow, with the public on-sale beginning June 7th. See below for itinerary.

Cold War Kids have also released a video to accompany “Loner Phase,” an infectious song from their fourth studio album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, released April 2nd on Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings. Consequence of Sound says, “Loner Phase, is chock-full of classic CWK. While bobbing basslines and snappy drums line the track up nicely with the band’s earlier work, there are distinct signs of the aforementioned growth.”

“Fits and starts of brilliance on the first three records, Cold War Kids have hit their stride and locked into a very intense groove for the fourth, ” says Esquire Magazine. NME adds, “(Dear Miss Lonelyhearts) has gone back to the sort of idiosyncratic weirdness that made us fall for them in the first place.” Relix states, “There’s a natural flow to the songs on this disc … a complexly drawn collection. And that blues sensibility you always liked best about them is happily still there.”

Cold War Kids tour dates *Canadian dates are bolded

  • June 3 St. Louis, MO Plush
  • June 8 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
  • June 9 New York, NY Governors Ball Music Festival
  • June 11 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
  • August 15 San Diego, CA House of Blues
  • August 16 Las Vegas, NV Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • August 17 Denver, CO Cultivate Festival
  • August 18 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
  • August 19 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
  • August 21 Tulsa, Oklahoma Cain’s Ballroom
  • August 22 Austin, TX Stubb’s Amphitheater
  • August 23 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
  • August 31 Edmonton, Canada Sonic Boom Festival
  • September 1 Calgary, Canada Sonic Boom Festival
  • September 19 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
  • September 21 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum Theatre
  • September 22 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
  • September 26 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
  • September 29 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
  • October 18 Boston, MA House of Blues
  • October 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
  • October 24 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
  • October 26 Norfolk, VA The National
  • October 29 Charlottesville, VA The Jefferson Theatre
  • October 30 Athens, GA 40 Watt
  • October 31 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
  • November 1 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall

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Brand New: Stream Cold War Kids “Miracle Mile”

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Cold War Kids are excited to announce the release of their fourth studio album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, on April 2, 2013 via Downtown Records (and via MapleMusic Recordings in Canada). In anticipation of the release, the band is currently streaming the album’s engaging lead single, Miracle Mile.

Stream: Cold War Kids – “Miracle Mile”

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts came to life at the band’s San Pedro, CA studio space. They enlisted new guitar player, Dann Gallucci (Murder City Devils, Modest Mouse) and Lars Stalfors to produce.   “We were shaken up, ready to let certain songs go further than before by trying new styles and arrangements, while keeping others sparse and caring more about the finished product and less about how we got there,” says lead singer Nathan Willett.

The band will release trailers, from the making of their record, each week leading up to April 2nd. Trailers 1 and 2 are available now on their website. They truly encapsulate the energy that Cold War Kids bring to their live performances and it are those performances which remain the heart of the band.

Current confirmed tour dates are listed below:

  • February 15           Pappy & Harriet’s Palace – Pioneertown, CA
  • February 16           SLO Brewing Company  – San Luis Obispo, CA
  • February 21           The Observatory  – Santa Ana, CA
  • February 22           Cellar Door  – Visalia, CA
  • February 23           SOHO Music Club  – Santa Barbara, CA
  • March 8                 The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
  • March 9                 Tricky Falls  – El Paso, TX
  • March 11               Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
  • March 13               Clive Bar  – Austin, TX
  • April 3                    Gothic Theatre  – Englewood, CO
  • April 4                    Slowdown – Omaha, NB
  • April 5                    First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
  • April 6                    Metro – Chicago, IL
  • April 9                    Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
  • April 10                  Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
  • April 11                  9:30 Club – Washington, DC
  • April 12                  Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
  • April 13                  Webster Hall – New York, NY
  • April 15                  Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
  • April 16                  Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
  • April 17                  The Masquerade –  Atlanta, GA
  • April 24                  Batacian – Paris, France
  • April 27                  Plaza – Zurich, Switzerland
  • April 29                  Flex – Vienna, Austria
  • April 30                  C-Club – Berlin, Germany
  • May 16                   Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
  • May 17                   Vogue Theatre  – Vancouver, BC
  • May 18                   Crystal Ballroom  – Portland, OR
  • May 23                   Regency Ballroom  – San Francisco, CA
  • May 24                   Henry Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
  • May 25                   Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
  • May 1                     Paradiso  – Amsterdam, Holland
  • May 2                     Gebaeude 9 – Cologne, Germany
  • May 6                     Pumphuset – Copenhagen, Germany
  • May 7                     Grunspan  – Hamburg, Germany
  • May 9                     Forum – London, UK
  • May 10                   Ritz  – Manchester, UK

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Video: Vacationer – “Trip”

Vacationer (Downtown Records) announces the worldwide release of their visually stunning video for single, “Trip.” The video was shot on Oahu’s North Shore by surf cult cinematographer Dave Homcy.

Vacationer teamed up with Lomography, the international community dedicated to analogue photography, for the filming, the first partnership of this kind. The video was shot on Lomography’s old school-esque LomoKino 35mm movie camera.

“The LomoKino cameras that we used to film this played a huge role in this video. Its character played a major role in the final cut. The visual effect of modern footage captured by analog means complement the essence of our musical production. Warm, choppy, and vibrant are all adjectives I’d use to describe the LomoKino’s developed film, they are also words I would hope people use to describe Vacationer music. The marriage of the two makes total sense to me. I hope everyone enjoys this,” says lead singer Kenny Vasoli.

Vacationer will go back out on the road this fall with Bombay Bicycle Club, after touring with Naked and Famous, the Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Tennis and Walk The Moon. Their debut album, Gone was released this spring through Downtown Records.

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Newest Love AND Highly Anticipated: The Drums

First of all, by going to their site you’re immediately hit with a video and if you type in your email address you can get a free mp3 of “It Will All End In Tears” sent to your inbox.

Awwwwweeeeesssssssooooooooommmmmeeeeeee.

The Drums self-titled debut album was released digitally two days ago from Downtown Records. The vinyl will follow on August 10 and the physical CD will hit stores in September. The US version of the CD will contain bonus tracks not found on the UK release.   After the release of their debut EP Summertime! and a string of tour dates in the UK, The Drums were listed at #1 on both Clash and NME’s Top Tips of the Year and #5 on the BBC’s Sound of 2010 poll. Pitchfork’s readers voted the band as ‘Best Hope for 2010’ in their 2009 Readers’ Poll.
You’ve heard the buzz and with the release of the band’s debut album, the songs speak for themselves.

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