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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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Highly Anticipated: Stereophonics New Album!!!

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One of the most durable and consistently successful bands ever to come out of the U.K. band scene, Stereophonics return to North America August 20th with the release of their chart topping U.K. album Graffiti on the Train; their eighth studio album, out on MapleMusic Recordings and their own Stylus Records.

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Graffiti On The Train Tracklisting:

1. We Share The Same Sun

2. Graffiti On The Train

3. Indian Summer

4. Take Me

5. Catacomb

6. Roll The Dice

7. Violins And Tambourines

8. Been Caught Cheating

9. In A Moment

10. No One’s Perfect

Released earlier this year in the U.K., Graffiti on the Train entered the U.K. charts at number 3 and has remained in the Top 20 ever since. Affirming that this is their best album in a decade, the album has quickly gone gold and is well on its way to platinum status.

Written by lead vocalist and guitarist Kelly Jones and produced by Kelly Jones and Jim Lowe, Graffiti on the Train is the final piece in the puzzle for a newly refined and cinematic Stereophonics, a band that has London’s Sunday Times calling this album their “least conventional yet”, praising its “newfound lightness of touch” and confirming “the album contains Jones’s best work of his career.”

A storyteller first and foremost Kelly Jones unravels storylines and sketches characters with poetic finesse – inspired by the screenplay he has been working on of the same name, Graffiti On A Train is a fascinating, filmic LP unlike anything the group have attempted in the past. Loosely telling the story of two friends who flee the country after a tragic accident, the record is both reflective and surprisingly fragile.

We find Jones at the helm of all the videos from this album, which he has both written and directed including the first North American single, “Indian Summer.” Upon release in the U.K. earlier this year, “Indian Summer” marked the band’s 26th Top 40 hit on the U.K. charts.

As one of the best live bands imported from the U.K. in the last twenty years, North America will be treated to select tour dates and an Indian Summer to be remembered. At a recent U.K. show, John Earls of the Daily Star noted, “Girls sat on their boyfriends shoulders, Welsh flags were held aloft, beer was thrown everywhere and the singalongs kept coming.”

Having spanned decades of success selling over 9 million career albums and currently sitting at the top of U.K. album charts, this return to the other side of the pond is a tour not to be missed. Their North American tour kicks off in Philadelphia on September 19 at the Theatre of Living Arts. See below for more tour dates.

Stereophonics North American Tour Dates

  • September 19         Philadelphia – Theatre of Living Arts
  • September 20         Boston – House of Blues
  • September 21         New York – Terminal 5
  • September 22         Washington DC – 9.30 Club
  • September 27         Detroit – St Andrews Hall
  • September 28         Chicago – Vic Theatre
  • September 29         Minneapolis – Mill City Nights
  • October 1                  Denver – Bluebird Theatre
  • October 4                  Seattle – Showbox @ The Market
  • October 5                  Portland – Wonder Ballroom
  • October 8                  San Francisco – The Fillmore
  • October 10               Los Angeles – Fonda Theatre
  • October 13               Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival

Here’s one of my FAVORITE Stereophonics songs:

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