California indie rockers Cold War Kids are back with their fifth album and follow-up to 2013’s ‘Dear Miss Lonelyhearts’. ‘Hold My Home’ was released at the end of last year, but the band is still on the road promoting it with live shows this summer throughout North America — including a stop at WayHome Festival at the end of July. The Long Beach five-piece have recently released a new tour video for the second single off of their album, “First,” which you can watch below.
Cold War Kids started out as a band in 2004 and it was bass player Matt Maust who came up with the name while travelling in Europe. It was in Budapest where they stumbled upon a park with old communist statues. He recalls that seeing a playground in that park and the phrase ‘Cold War Kids’ entered his mind. They released a few EPs in 2005, but it was their 2006 debut, ‘Robbers & Cowards’, that gained a considerable amount of commercial and critical success, putting them in the indie-rock spotlight.
Now, a decade into their career as a band, they are making a comeback with their fifth effort. The first single off their recently released album, “All This Could Be Yours”, is a heavy alt-rock anthem with hints of pop and seems to call on 2006’s massive single “Hang Me Up To Dry”.
While this isn’t much of a new direction or change in sound for the band, “All This Could Be Yours” shows a group playing to its strengths, making an accessible radio-ready track that emphasizes their core strengths of solid guitar rock.
Check out the video for “All This Could Be Yours” here: