A somewhat reliable source once told us sophomore means "wise fool" in Greek, and while this is commonly seen in the second-year college student whose GPA takes a nosedive due to excessive beer-bonging, its also seen in the music world.
With their sophomore album coming out in September, it will be interesting to see if the Cold War Kids go down the wise path, meander into fool territory, or end up somewhere in between (Mediocreville, in case you were wondering). Given the critical and commercial success of the band's debut, Robbers and Cowards, we're betting (or at least hoping) the Kids have gone with the first route.
In addition to a new album, the band is gearing up for a North American tour, starting in August at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco and ending in October at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans.
If you're interested in seeing the Cold War Kids live, you'd be wise to check out the dates below:
22 - San Franciso, Calif. @ Outside Lands Festival
23 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Sunset Junction Festival
24 - Band, Ore. @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
20 - San Diego, Calif. @ Street Scene
27 - Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
28 - Vancouver @ Richards on Richards
29 - Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox at the the Market
1 - Boise, Idaho @ The Nuerolux
2 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ In the Venue
3 - Boulder, Colo. @ The Boulder Theatre
10 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Cafe
11 - Chicago, Ill. @ Vic Theatre
14 - Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
15 - New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
16 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
17 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of the Living Arts
18 - Washington, D.C. @ NIghtclub 9:30
20 - Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat's Cradle
21 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge
23 - Fort Worth, Texas @ Lola's
24 - Austin, Texas @ Emo's Alt. Lounge-Outside
25 - Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
26 - New Orleans, La. @ Voodoo Music Experience
Cold War Kids on MySpace
YouTube: Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up to Dry"
Ctrl-V: Cold War Kids at SXSW
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