Cold War Kids will perform a free show at Union Station in Los Angeles on Friday, June 23rd. The show, in partnership with Sofar Sounds, and Metro Art Presents is open to the public on a first come first service basis and fans can enter to win a limited number of guaranteed entry spots to the show. The band’s new album LA Divine – their sixth studio LP and first for Capitol Records is out now. The album pays tribute to Los Angeles in all its strange glory, embodying the Long Beach band’s endless fascination with their adopted hometown.
Produced by their frequent collaborator Lars Stalfors (Health, Local Natives), the album’s lead single “Love Is Mystical,” was praised by NME for taking the band’s “rousing and soulful anthemics to new heights.” The single held the No. 1 spot for Most Increased Plays at AAA radio for two consecutive weeks, the No. 1 spot on the Alt 18 Countdown for four consecutive weeks and hit #2 at Alternative and has been in the Top 5 at AAA radio for ten consecutive weeks. The song is approaching 17 million streams worldwide and hit #4 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart.
LA Divine also features the tracks, “Wilshire Protest” which contemplates LA’s culture of isolation while the hazy and distorted “LA River” captures a dreamlike desperation. British singer/songwriter Bishop Briggs lends her formidable vocals to the stomping, gospel-infused “So Tied Up,” which shines a light on everyday struggle, but burns with the promise of hope. Videos for the tracks “Can We Hang On?” , “So Tied Up” Ft. Bishop Briggsand “Restless” are now streaming on Vevo. Coming on the heels of 2014’s Hold My Home – which featured the chart-topping, gold-certified single “First” – LA Divine is Cold War Kids’ most expansive and ambitious effort so far. The band just wrapped a sold out North American headline tour and will also join Young The Giant on the “Home of the Strange Tour,” beginning August 2nd in Louisville, KY. The run will include a performance at Central Park SummerStage and continue on through the end of September.
Formed in 2004 in Fullerton, CA, Cold War Kids released their breakthrough debut Robbers & Cowards to considerable acclaim in 2006. The darker Loyalty To Loyalty followed two years later, while 2011’s Mine Is Yours introduced deeper qualities to the eclectic group’s catalog. 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, featuring the hit single “Miracle Mile,” was a return to their raw live sound. The band has sold more than 600,000 albums, over two million singles, and racked up over 200 million streams to date. Cold War Kids are Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, Joe Plummer, Matthew Schwartz, and David Quon.
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