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For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we’re reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum’s free, downloadable compilation was released in July 2007 on the 10th anniversary of Radiohead’s classic album, and was the first in a series of tribute albums we’ve produced over the years. (You can check out our tribute… More »

“Regan babies, missile fears, and international blues. … Using songs of Dylan, B. Holiday, and the Velvet Underground as a road map, they strive to manipulate, structure, and style their music with honesty.” –
I’ve listened to “Hospital Beds” five times today. Great tune reminiscent of Walkmen’s wintry, piano-drenched debut. (And I plan to… More »

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Artist Portraits From Firefly 2015 Sunday

Firefly is now officially over, but the buzz lingers. How could it not? The Killers covered Kings Of Leon, Sturgill Simpson had EDM kids do-si-doing
Stereogum | June 22, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Brandon Flowers, Conan O’Brien, & More Cover George Harrison At George Fest

Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.'s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest,…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2014 - 9:22 am

Cold War Kids – “Miracle Mile”

Old-school first-generation blog-rock darlings Cold War Kids, still playing high up on festival bills after all these years, are mere months away from releasing their…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm

FYF Fest 2011 In Photos

FYF Fest, which has had issues with security and crowds in previous years, seems to have moved past those problems and evolved into a healthier,…
Corban Goble | September 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Sunday

This final batch of Randy Cremean’s photos from this year’s 10th annual Bonnaroo festival includes the Strokes, Cold War Kids, Robyn, Mavis Staples, a SuperJam…
Scott Lapatine | June 13, 2011 - 9:47 am

Cold War Kids – “Royal Blue”

Like New Kids On The Block before them, Cold War Kids are one of those bands long-ago fans have a hard time admitting they once…
brandon | October 18, 2010 - 11:05 am

The Week In Ad Rock: White Stripes, Black Keys, & D.O.A. Cover Cold War Kids

The White Stripes's "Hello Operator" showed up in a new Converse commercial featuring Dr. J and Jim Jones, among many others. Converse is one of…
jessica | October 4, 2010 - 2:34 pm

DāM-FunK Covers Human League For Dr. Martens’ 50th

Dr. Martens are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a digital ad campaign designed to remind you that rock stars wear Dr. Martens. This didn't work…
jessica | April 2, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Bumbershoot 2009 In Photos

At Seattle’s biggest music festival, rain is not unexpected; still, the downpours at Bumbershoot ’09 were scary even for this neck of the Pacific Northwest.
Scott Lapatine | September 8, 2009 - 10:34 am

New Cold War Kids Video – “I’ve Seen Enough”

Black Moth Super Rainbow recently got interactive for their trippy trampoline-assisted “Dark Bubbles” video. Cold War Kids follow suit in surprisingly psychedelic fashion for the…
brandon | May 21, 2009 - 9:55 am

Death Cab For Cutie/Ra Ra Riot/Cold War Kids @ RIMAC Arena (UCSD Campus), La Jolla 4/29/09

After we premiered each track from Death Cab's new Open Door EP, the band set out on a North American tour that found its way…
Amrit Singh | April 30, 2009 - 2:24 pm

Stream Cold War Kids’ Loyatly To Loyalty

The Reagan babies’ sophomore LP isn’t out until next week, although more than a few of you have already filed reviews. For those awaiting a…
Amrit Singh | September 18, 2008 - 10:49 am

New Cold War Kids Video – “Something Is Not Right With Me”

2006 was a good year for Cold War Kids -- getting the internet love, the NME love, becoming a lightning rod for music critic conversatio…
Amrit Singh | September 15, 2008 - 5:40 pm

New Cold War Kids – “Something Is Not Right With Me”

While you weren’t looking, Cold War Kids got adopted by the NME and took a place alongside acts like Kings Of Leon and the Killer…
Amrit Singh | July 22, 2008 - 3:35 pm

New Kate Nash Video – “Pumpkin Soup”

Tart tongued Brit girl Kate Nash is (Tom) jonesing for that kiss, but the vid tells another, over-the-top tale of heart-pawed pussies doing calisthenics i…
Stereogum | November 27, 2007 - 4:32 pm

Lollapalooza ’07: Saturday In Photos

Saturday was full of tougher decisions than day one, not the least of which was Interpol vs. Muse vs. staying dry. Grant Park…
Stereogum | August 5, 2007 - 3:01 pm

New Cold War Kids Video – “Hospital Beds”

Yeah you’ve loved/hated this track for over a year now, but it’s never too late for a director’s cut vid! Decent sized budget, we’d say…
Stereogum | July 27, 2007 - 4:12 pm

Bonnaroo: Saturday 6/16/07

If Friday's 'Roo music trolling left something to be desired, Saturday's lineup was more than just compensation. Of course it was all about…
Stereogum | June 17, 2007 - 4:12 pm

Bonnaroo: Friday 6/15/07

This year's 'Roo is Saturday heavy -- today we get Franz, Hold Steady, Regina, Dr. Dog, and a band called Police your parents loved --…
Stereogum | June 16, 2007 - 2:12 pm