Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Music from COLD WAR KIDS!

Sophomore Album due in September:
Three Month Long Tour to kick off in days in Australia
Then CWK play thru the EU & then across America

NEW TODAY: Cold War Kids offer up the World Premiere of "Something is Not Right With Me" from the new album Loyalty to Loyalty. It's streaming on the band's myspace page (all other songs have been taken down as CWKs focus on their new material.)


ON THE NEW TRACK: This one's a burner; an up-tempo number! "Something is Not Right With Me" features Nate Willett's easy to distinguish voice bouncing between the notes from Matt Maust's bass guitar. Jonnie Russell's jangling guitar (he plays a vintage Harmony and a Gibson - wonder which one this is?) serves to punctuate the staccato beat forming from Russell and Matthew Aviero's drums. It's classic kids. And not so focused - just fun. (Poetry is rumored to have a big part on the new album. It will be fun to see how they pull this off!) This album and corresponding world tour are likely to cause as much noise as any record released this year!

LOYALTY to LOYALTY tracklisting
September 2008 Release

1. Against Privacy
2. Mexican Dogs
3. Every Valley Is Not A Lake (mp3)
4. Something Is Not Right With Me
Streaming Audio
Download Link
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
12. Relief
13. Cryptomnesia

SONG DEVELOPMENT: When CWK played Boston last (appearing on stage with Spoon in December), they premiered two new songs. One of those was "Something is Not Right With Me" and the other was called (at that time) "Look Out Below." (I got this directly from their Management.) It will be interesting to see if the second track was simply re-titled or just left off the record.


Cold War Kids - Passing The Hat

Cold War Kids
Myspace / Web



Yeah, this sounds pretty cool. I wasn't really a fan of Cold War Kids the first time around but from what I've heard the new stuff is good - actually, have you heard Florence and the Machine's version of "Hospital Beds"?
Ciao, great blog!

aaron said...

I'm excited.