Cold War Kids announced a new album titled New Age Norms, added fall U.S. tour dates and also released two new singles on Tuesday. The first track, “Complainer,” is groovy and undeniably dance-ready, while the second track, “4th of July,” features smooth piano riffs and nostalgic lyrics.
These are the first new studio releases in over two years for the L.A.-based indie-rock group, composed of Nathan Willett (vocals, piano, guitar), Matt Maust (bass guitar), David Quon (guitar, backing vocals), Matthew Schwartz (keyboards, backing vocals, guitar, percussion) and Joe Plummer (drums, percussion).
“For me, the songs are always the most important piece of Cold War Kids,” Willett said in a statement. “And in them, having a strong message and maintaining a positive energy and output—and not just rage and conflict—is so important, and what can set us apart.”
Their most recent album, 2017’s LA DIVINE, spawned the highly streamed tracks, “Love Is Mystical,” “So Tied Up” and “Can We Hang On ?,” among others.
Listen to the band’s new singles below, and revisit their 2014 stripped-down live performance at Paste and check out their upcoming tour dates further down. Stay tuned for more details of New Age Norms, coming this fall.
Cold War Kids Fall 2019 U.S. Tour Dates:
12 – Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Festival *
27 – West Linn, Ore. @ Polo Noir *
03 – Long Beach, Calif. @ Alt 98.7 Summer Camp *
09 – Waynesville, Ohio @ Bellwether Festival *
22 – Glen Ellen, Calif. @ Sonoma Harvest Music Festival *
04 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot
05 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre #
08 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ The Jones Assembly
09 – Dallas, Texas @ The Rustic
10 – Houston, Texas @ The Rustic
11 – San Antonio, Texas @ The Rustic
12 – El Paso, Texas @ El Paso Forever ^
14 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow Wolf
14 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren
15 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park
16 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues Anaheim
17 – San Luis Obispo, Calif. @ Fremont Theater
18 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
20 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
22 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Catalyst
(* – Festival Performance)
(# – Jeep On The Rocks w/AJR)
(^ – Benefit Concert)
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