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 loved. I’m not sure why. Where’s your loyalty (to loyalty)? I never liked them — feel free to do a background check — so I’m comfortable continuing to think they aren’t interesting. But maybe “Royal Blue,” a song from their forthcoming Jacquire King-produced third albumMine Is Yours, will lure the old-guard back into the fold. (Or maybe it’ll make them realize their favorite onetime buzz band would work well on a tour with Jack Johnson.) Listen at HypeM, break out the Tapes ‘N Tapes.

Mine Is Yours is out 1/25 via Downtown.