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Cold War Kids have unveiled STRINGS & KEYS, an all-new EP collecting exclusive acoustic renditions of songs found on their acclaimed new album, ‘NEW AGE NORMS 1. The 5-track EP includes a stark, stripped down version of the LP’s ‘Beyond the Pale (Strings & Keys),’ joined by an equally potent official video, streaming now.
Among its many highlights, STRINGS & KEYS further features Cold War Kids’ inventive cover of George Michael’s classic ‘Freedom ’90,’ as well as ‘Complainer (Strings & Keys),’ a powerful acoustic version of their acclaimed hit single, ‘Complainer, which is joined by an official visualizer, streaming now at Cold War Kids’ official YouTube channel. Co-written with multi-platinum songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Rita Ora) and Electric Guest’s Asa Taccone, the original album version of ‘Complainer’ proved a multiformat radio favorite upon its release last year, reaching the top 5 at Triple A and the top 20 at Alternative outlets across America.
Cold War Kids is currently celebrating NEW AGE NORMS 1 on a major North American headline tour, with headline dates continuing through late February. Support throughout comes from NYC-based electronic-pop duo Overcoats. An exclusive cassette edition of STRINGS & KEYS will be available for purchase at all tour dates, as well as the official Cold War Kids webstore. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit www.coldwarkids.com.
COLD WAR KIDS – ‘STRINGS & KEYS’
1. Complainer (Strings & Keys)
2. Waiting For Your Love (Strings & Keys)
3. Beyond the Pale (Strings & Keys)
4. Dirt in my Eyes (Strings & Keys)
5. Freedom (Strings & Keys)
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COLD WAR KIDS IS:
Nathan Willett (vocals, piano, guitar)
Matt Maust (bass guitar)
David Quon (guitar, backing vocals)
Matthew Schwartz (keyboards, backing vocals, guitar, percussion)
Joe Plummer (drums, percussion).
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