Cold War Kids — New Age Norms 1 (Nov. 1, 2019)
• 2019 release. Over their career, Cold War Kids have fielded music’s seismic shifts while simultaneously sticking to their own game plan. Over the course of a dozen releases — including seven studio albums, multiple EPs, and a live album on majors and indies alike, non~stop tours and the festival circuit’s biggest stages, massive radio, sales & streaming successes, the band have become a major part of the modern landscape. Their album New Age Norms 1, with lead single „Complainer“ is the next chapter with the approach of taking apart the idea of what the band is and just trying to take the doors off a bit to see where it can go.
Origin: Fullerton, CA
Location: Silverlake ~ Long Beach, California
Album release: November 1, 2019
Record Label: Cwktwo Corp.
01. Complainer 3:40
02. Fine Fine Fine 3:25
03. Waiting For Your Love 3:29
04. Beyond The Pale 3:19
05. Dirt In My Eyes 3:40
06. 4th Of July 4:20
07. Calm Your Nerves 3:31
08. Tricky Devil 4:35
•• Nathan Willett — lead vocals, piano, guitar, percussion (2004~present)
•• Matt Maust — bass guitar (2004~present)
•• Joe Plummer — drums, percussion (2013~present)
•• Matthew Schwartz — keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, percussion (2014~present; touring member 2013~2014)
•• David Quon — guitar, backing vocals (2016~present)
•• “Last summer we were on tour when Kanye was putting out his new records,” the band’s Nathan Willett said in a press statement. “Pusha T, Kids See Ghosts, Nas, etc. They were eight songs each. It was so fun waking up to these brand new records and taking them in as a whole while hanging out, working out, talking shit, pushing each other. I knew then I wanted our next release to be three volumes — eight songs each. Without the baggage and hoopla of a full record/tour/concept — more spread out — loose and inspired. Make it feel like you are listening to music that was made the night before. New Age Norms is a phrase Maust had written on a tee shirt. It seemed to summarize this moment we are in as a band and as a country. More on that later…”
• 2006 Robbers & Cowards (Downtown/V2) #35 UK
• 2008 Loyalty to Loyalty (Downtown/V2) #6 US Alt.
• 2011 Mine Is Yours (Downtown Records/V2) #5 US Alt.
• 2013 Dear Miss Lonelyhearts (Downtown/V2) #11 US Alt.
• 2014 Hold My Home (Downtown/V2) #8 US Alt.
• 2017 L.A. Divine (Capitol) #9 US Alt.
• 2018 This Will All Blow Over in Time
• 2019 New Age Norms 1