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Cold War Kids Cover Joni Mitchell

No stranger to covers, Cold War Kids singer Nathan impresses with his take on Joni’s “All I Want.” Who needs a dulcimer?! Not him. The Kid nails the vocal and works out an interesting guitar part, considering Joni’s crazy dulcimer tunings. Listen to it Spinner.

And in the podcast (MP3 here, though it… More »

By: Stereogum / February 9, 2007 - 5:45 pm

New Cold War Kids Video – “Hang Me Up To Dry”

It’s flapper girls, confession booths, and post-war period-piece attire in this rather stylish “coming attraction” type vid for one of our fave Cold War Kids tunes, “Hang Me Up To Dry.” The Malloy Bros. (White Stripes, Foo Fighters) produced and have a story arc in mind that we can’t quite follow, but who needs plot… More »

By: Stereogum / January 25, 2007 - 4:57 pm

Christianity And The Cold War Kids Backlash

By now, you not only know of the soul-clapping yelp-rock of Cold War Kids, you even know they met at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles; that’s how far the gospel (pun) of the band has spread. The San Diego CityBEAT’s cover story this week traces the rapid rise of — and backlash against –… More »

By: Stereogum / January 18, 2007 - 8:28 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice: 2006 Mashed Up

UPDATE: Since this post was published, we’ve made MySplice an annual tradition. Listen to and download all editions here.


Do albums matter as much as singles anymore? We like to think so. But 2006 was a great year for indie acts representing with a hot track. We wanted to figure a way… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2006 - 6:00 pm

Stereogum Does CMJ: The Orchard Party

[WARNING: This post is about The Hold Steady. If you don’t like them, this may send you into fits of rage over everything from the band’s age to Craig’s inability to sing. If this is you, we suggest skipping to the next post. Or pulling a C. Love and chanting for compassion, patience, and understanding… More »

By: Stereogum / November 6, 2006 - 5:52 am

Cold War Kids In Covers

Roll over, Johansson. Between Hollywood starlets and blog buzz bands, Tom Waits is getting serious cover love these days. This time, it’s CWK paying respect, with a raw, guitar-voice-drums take on “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up,” as part of the free six-song web EP Benefit At The District. Here, Nathan avoids Waits’s gravely affectation, but… More »

By: Stereogum / October 26, 2006 - 4:00 pm

Dear Jann

We were so excited to open our mailbox today and see the lovely and talented Stacy Ferguson on the cover of your “Hot List” issue [RS 1011]. The article was, in a word, risiculous! But why edit the list of featured stories? (The original touted Austin Scagg’s hard-hitting piece on kind… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 7, 2006 - 6:22 pm

Stream The New Cold War Kids

After signing to Downtown Records, the first order of business for camp Cold War Kids was to get a full-length together to continue to convert the masses. This they did, and release date is just around the corner. Ten tracks on the new album come from the stellar EPs we know and love, with new… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2006 - 2:01 pm

Nor-wave Goodbye To Oslo: Stereogum @ Øya 2006

One thing to know about Oslo: Most people are honest (except cabbies), friendly (except customs agents), extremely beautiful (no exceptions), and obsessed with the export of their arts. So Øya is ostensibly an international festival, drawing on credible, on-the-rise indie acts (Cold War Kids, The Knife, Midlake) and legendary industry stalwarts (Morrissey, Yoko Ono, Beck)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 15, 2006 - 9:06 pm

Adios, Illinoise

We?re still recovering from our sojourn to the self-described “musical center of the universe” this weekend, and a little worse for the wear. But the last days of Lolla gave us the festival’s most unforgettable moments, amazing weather and serendipitous encounters. Best set of the weekend… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 7, 2006 - 4:32 pm

Raconpalooza, Lollaween

A little of last night’s “Steady As She Goes” for ya…

Tried to get side-stage for them, but no go. “The Raconteurs want no one on stage. Good; I hate those all-access fuckers who stand on the stage at every festival. I digress…

Jack, Brendan, Jack, and Patrick nailed Boy SoldiersMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 5, 2006 - 12:20 pm

New Dr. Dog – “Ain’t It Strange”

You guys had a lot to say about Dr. Dog last November. Especially about the band’s name, which is such a silly reason not to like them! Anyway, the psychedelic, Philly five-piece has some news. Check it:Dr. Dog is gonna release the new LP in February 2007 it does not have a title, or a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 27, 2006 - 9:35 am

Inside The Rockers Studio: Mates Of State

Kori and Jason of Mates of State have an action-packed two months ahead of them, crisscrossing the country in support of Bring It Back, the jubilant indie-poppers’ best collection to date. (Though “Goods (All In Your Head)” alone is worth the price of All Day.)

Mates Of State – “Think Long” (MP3)
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By: Scott Lapatine / July 24, 2006 - 1:12 pm

Band To Watch: John Lennon & Friends

With fan death threats against Lindsay Lohan, impersonators performing at TomKat’s wedding, and the cover of Rolling Stone #1000, the Beatles are back in buzzness.

Mike Skinner’s sad dad eulogy “Never Went To Church” borrows a lot from “Let It Be”…

The Streets – “Never Went To Church” (MP3 Link Expired)

…but… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 4, 2006 - 2:02 pm

Cold War Kids @ Pianos, NYC 5/1/06

Cold War Kids’ jaunt through New York couldn’t come at a better time. The Internet has been awash with the band’s EP cuts, and we branded ‘em a Band To Watch. And watch we have. After last week’s show at Bowery, we geared up for the first of a three night stand at Pianos. Last… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 2, 2006 - 3:51 pm

Two Gallants/Sam Champion/Cold War Kids @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 4/24/06

Every so often, a band you think you have pegged will evolve from a plain old “good act” to an absolute force of nature. And for some reason, you’ll beam like a proud papa. Last Monday, Bowery Ballroom’s lineup featured three bands worth knowing … but there was really only one set to remember. Meet… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 1, 2006 - 3:05 pm

Band To Watch: Cold War Kids

“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 pla… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 28, 2006 - 5:53 pm
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