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Cold War Kids announce first album of trilogy

COLD WAR KIDS UNVEIL NEW AGE NORMS 1
FIRST VOLUME OF ALBUM TRILOGY HERALDED BY NEW SINGLE,
“WAITING FOR YOUR LOVE”
NEWLY ANNOUNCED HEADLINE DATES
GET UNDERWAY JANUARY 16 IN PORTLAND, OR
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS OCTOBER 4 IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT
NEW AGE NORMS 1 ARRIVES ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 VIA CWKTWO/AWAL
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Cold War Kids have officially announced the release of their eagerly anticipated new album. NEW AGE NORMS 1 arrives Friday, November 1 via CWKTWO/AWAL; digital and physical pre-orders – including CD and a white vinyl 12” pressed at 45 rpm – are available beginning today. Produced by Lars Stalfors (St. Vincent, HEALTH, Foster the People), NEW AGE NORMS 1 marks the first volume of a three-album trilogy from Cold War Kids. The album – which features cover art by the Los Angeles-based band’s bassist, acclaimed artist Matt Maust – is heralded by today’s premiere of the new single, “Waiting For Your Love,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
LISTEN TO “WAITING FOR YOUR LOVE”
PRE-ORDER NEW AGE NORMS 1
“Last summer we were on tour when Kanye was putting out his new records,” says Cold War Kids’ Nathan Willett. “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…”
NEW AGE NORMS 1 was preceded earlier this summer by the first new music from Cold War Kids in more than two years, “Complainer” and “4th of July,” both available now at all DSPs and streaming services. In addition, “Complainer” – co-written with multi-platinum songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Rita Ora) and Electric Guest’s Asa Taccone – was recently joined by a powerful acoustic version, “Complainer (Strings & Keys),” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. “Complainer” is currently top 20 at Alternative Radio and top 10 at Triple A.
LISTEN TO “COMPLAINER”
LISTEN TO “4TH OF JULY”
LISTEN TO “COMPLAINER (STRINGS & KEYS)”
“Complainer” and “4th of July” were both greeted by immediate critical applause:
“Their recent songs find Cold War Kids fired up, assertive, and actively engaged…Meaningful and breathtakingly emotional, Cold War Kids’ new music is nothing short of brilliant. Their return is impassioned and charged, intellectually stimulating and provocative. Cold War Kids challenge listeners to think critically about who we are and how we interact with our world, all while providing an exciting, enjoyable soundtrack to our individual and group reflections.”
– Atwood
“’Groovy and undeniably dance-ready.”
-Paste
“With a grooving stomp and a muted funk, ‘Complainer’ finds Cold War Kids laying down a challenge for the ineffectual dreamers of the world. ‘4th of July’ meanwhile is something of the reverse. A piano bopper laying back in the sun, the song is about acknowledging how far Cold War Kids have come — and being careful not to lose themselves in success.”
-Consequence of Sound
Cold War Kids will mark the release of NEW AGE NORMS 1 with a major U.S. headline tour, the first leg of which begins October 4 at The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT and then continues through late November. The tour will resume in 2020, with newly announced headline dates beginning January 16 at Portland, OR’s Crystal Ballroom and then continuing through late February (see itinerary below). Highlights include two-night-stands at Seattle, WA’s Neptune Theatre (January 17 and 18) and New York City’s famed Webster Hall (February 4 and 5). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.coldwarkids.com.

 

COLD WAR KIDS
NORTH AMERICA 2019/2020

SEPTEMBER 2019
15 – Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown *
22 – Glen Ellen, CA – Sonoma Harvest Music Festival *

OCTOBER 2019
4 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
5 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre **
6 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
8 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly
9 – Dallas, TX – The Rustic
10 – Houston, TX – The Rustic
11 – San Antonio, TX – The Rustic
12 – El Paso, TX – El Paso Forever Fall Benefit #
14 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf – SOLD OUT

NOVEMBER 2019
14 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
15 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
16 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Anaheim
17 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
18 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
22 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

JANUARY 2020
16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
22 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
23 – Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
24 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
25 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
27 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
28 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
29 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
31 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

FEBRUARY 2020
1 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
4 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
5 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
7 – Richmond, VA – The National
8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
10 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
12 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
15 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

* Festival Performance
** Jeep On The Rocks w/AJR
# Benefit Concert

 

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