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Cold War Kids Return With Two New Songs From Upcoming LP 'New Age Norms'

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Cold War Kids have shared two new songs from their next full-length.  

With 'New Age Norms' expected to arrive in the autumn, the California-based quintet have released Complainer and 4th of July as an early preview. 

The former, a rallying cry against complacency, was co-written with multi-platinum songwriter Bonnie McKee and unfolds around a grooving, funk-infused stomp, while the latter is a more laid-back, breezy, piano-led affair. Vocalist Nathan Willett explained:

"For me, the songs are always the most important piece of Cold War Kids. 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. But at the same time, we’re doing an old thing: rock ‘n’ roll!

"I don’t want to completely intellectualize it, because we don’t have this liberal, politically correct agenda. We set out to make a rock and roll record. But, the person that I am, the band that we are, the values that we have are in these songs. They’re not tropes of rock and roll urges; they’re in pursuit of a new value, a better world. And it’s not so clear cut what those are, but these are the new age norms."

The band will support the release with a North American tour in October and November, following several festival appearances over the summer. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 21, while further specifics on the album are set to follow soon.





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