Blog #354, COLD WAR KIDS

WARDEN TRACKS:  Back in 2008 when I first heard of COLD WAR KIDS, they’d just released their second studio album, “Loyalty To Loyalty.”  It didn’t exactly set the world on fire but it did indeed raise a few eyebrows and the people who liked this band, passionately liked ’em.  Although I never really paid too much attention to them after that, I definitely liked what I heard with the first two singles off the record.  But… in the years since “Loyalty To Loyalty,” Cold War Kids have released a few more albums & a bunch of EP’s… and every year or two, I’d hear a new song from a band that I couldn’t quite place, but knew I’d heard before.  Sure enough, that band turned out to be these guys, and now in 2016, I have a whole new level of respect for them.  Here’s the weird thing though, it’s not that I absolutely love their music, I think it’s more because of the uniqueness of their sound; perhaps that’s due to the genuine, emotional vocals of lead singer, Nathan Willett’s voice.  No matter what it is for anyone who digs this group, Cold War Kids make a serious connection with their audience.  Hit the following link to check out the first song I heard from this California band, “SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT WITH ME.”
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