Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids

“On Mine Is Yours, everything is bigger. King’s reverb-tinged production puts the focus on the band’s surprisingly tender melodies and slow-burn rock arrangements; the result is 11 melodic, economical tracks that deliver huge hooks without sacrificing instrumental dexterity.” —The Phoenix

You would have had to be living under a rock for the last few years to not catch wind of the buzz being created by this California-based foursome.  From the sharp tightness of earlier hits like Hospital Beds and Hang Me Up To Dry to the slightly more expansive tunes on their most recent release, Mine Is Yours, Cold War Kids have definitely made their mark on the indie music scene.

If you’re into bands like Tapes ‘N Tapes, White Rabbits, Delta Spirit, Local Natives and Ra Ra Riot, then you need to be at The Majestic next Tuesday, November 1 to see Cold War Kids live in concert.

Read on to find out how you could win a pair of tickets right here on the blog, and stay tuned to our Facebook Page and Twitter for even more chances to win!  


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

True Endeavors and Majestic Live present

COLD WAR KIDS with special guest JULIAN LYNCH

Majestic Theatre – 8:30pm – $17 ADV $19 DOS – All Ages



Long Beach, CA’s Cold War Kids make music with roots that go deep and wide, embracing influences as diverse as Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, and the Velvet Underground. Matt Aveiro, Matt Maust, Jonnie Russell, and Nathan Willett began crafting their soulful, blues-inflected take on indie rock as Cold War Kids in 2004, recording demos in Los Angeles soon after they formed. After signing to Monarchy Music, Cold War Kids released their debut EP, Mulberry Street, in spring 2005.

The band’s unique sound and impassioned live act generated a buzz — particularly from bloggers — that grew with each tour and release. Maust’s clean but eye-catching designs for EPs like With Our Wallets Full and Up in Rags and the group’s website also added to Cold War Kids’ mystique. They spent much of 2006 on the road with Tapes ‘n Tapes, Figurines, Sound Team, and Editors and appeared at that year’s Lollapalooza.

That summer, they signed to Downtown Records, also home to Art Brut and Gnarls Barkley. The band’s full-length debut, Robbers & Cowards, arrived that fall. Loyalty to Loyalty, which moved in a slower, bluesier direction, was released in 2008. On Behave Yourself, an EP that had a digital release late in 2009 and was issued on CD early in 2010, Cold War Kids emphasized their soulful ballads. In 2010 the band went into the studio with Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon). Their third album, Mine Is Yours, arrived in early 2011.


WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS:  With one of the band’s newer tunes in mind, “Louder Than Ever,” we want to hear about your favorite songs to crank up to 11.  Post a comment with at least three songs that you just have to hear at maximum volume.

Have your responses posted by 6pm tonight (October 26, 2011).  A winner will be chosen and notified shortly thereafter.  Good luck!


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13 Responses

  1. 1. “My Girls”- Animal Collective
    2. “No Cars Go”- Arcade Fire
    3. “Dumpweed”- Blink 182
    4. “Song 2”- Blur
    5. “Dancing in the Dark”- Bruce Springstreen
    6. “Digital Love”- Daft Punk
    7. “Saturday’s Alright for Fighting”- Elton John
    8. “Walking On A Dream”- Empire of the Sun
    9. “National Anthem”- Freddie Gibbs
    10.”Flagpole Sitta”- Harvey Danger
    11. “Soft”- Kings of Leon
    12. “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House”- LCD Soundsystem
    13. “Ramble On”- Led Zeppelin
    14. “Midnight City”= M83
    15. “Juicy”- The Notorious BIG
    16. “Sleepyhead”-Passion Pit
    17 “Second Chance”- Peter Bjorn & John
    18. “Guerilla Radio”- Rage Against the Machine
    19. “Suck My Kiss”- Red Hot Chili Peppers
    20. “Tonight, Tonight”- The Smashing Pumpkins
    21. “Semi-Charmed Life”- Third Eye Blind
    22. “Band On The Drum All Day”- Todd Rundgren (on Packer game day of course)
    23. “Baba O’Riley”- The Who
    …I couldn’t stop at 3, so I went with 23

  2. Daylight – Matt & Kim
    Bitch Went Nuts – Ben Folds
    D. A. N. C. E. – Justice

  3. stay together for the kids – blink 182
    self esteem – offspring
    sweetness – jimmy eat world
    timebomb – old 97s
    only one – yellowcard
    take it on the run – reo speedwagon
    i think im paranoid – garbage
    champagne supernovea – oasis

  4. Manana – Desaparecidos
    Roscoe – Midlake
    Gold Soundz – Pavement

  5. Sabotage – Beastie Boys
    Portions For Foxes – Rilo Kiley
    Where Is My Mind? – Pixies
    Time Bomb – Rancid
    Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
    Basket Case – Green Day
    Walking WIth A Ghost – Tegan and Sara
    Paper Planes – MIA
    Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem
    I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You – Black Kids

  6. I Turn My Camera On – Spoon
    – whenever I need a groovy beat in between classes, but it’ll be on my mind when I win these tickets so I can snap some shots of my favorite red head – jonnie russell, oww!

    Tighten Up – Black Keys
    – when I’m not in between those classes, I’m in between those sheets. And what better seductive tune then this to crank up that notch! You know what I’m sayyyin!

    To finish up my top three, I gotta end it with the best: Hang Me Up To Dry – Cold War Kids
    – because Cold War Kids know how to bump and bop in that steamy hot washing machine! Don’t hang me up to dry, true endeavors 😉

  7. The Cranberries – Zombie….so epic and it resurrects the past.
    The Cure- Close to me
    David Bowie- Rebel Rebel…

  8. Hold on – Former Ghosts
    Nothing Ever Happened- Deerhunter
    Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem
    Life Prowler- No Age

  9. Yippee!
    Hot Chip – Let’s Tea Party
    Plasticine – The Woo!Worths
    Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs

  10. So many awesome picks. You guys rule! 🙂

    The tix will go to Allison, but we hope to see you all there dancing with the decibels!

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