MUSIC NEWS: Cold War Kids Release new Single "Hot Coals"

Cold War Kids have announced an ESPN takeover for the month of October. Tune-in to your favorite ESPN programming all month long and hear  "All This Could Be Yours" and "Hold My Home" from their forthcoming October 21 release, Hold My Home through Downtown Records. Fans who pre-order Hold My Home through iTunes will receive an automatic download of the album's lead single, "All This Could Be Yours" as well as album track "First" and the newly added download track, "Hot Coals."

Listen to "Hot Coals" here:

To celebrate Hold My Home, the band will play intimate venues such as Rough Trade in NYC on October 22 NYC, as well as 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on October 24th, Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA on October 25th, Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA on November 19, The Regent Theater on November 20 in Los Angeles and the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on November 21. To purchase tickets, visit Complete tour dates can be found below, with additional dates to be announced.

Cold War Kids recently shared album track, "First" which reached #1 on Hype Machine. Consequence of Sound said, "The track is grand and regaling, a sonically uplifting mix of jittery guitars, handclap rhythms, and dynamic vocal harmonies." Indie Shuffle adds, "First" is the first single off said album… I'm glad to see that they are still sticking to their roots. Nathan Willett's vocals are as emotive as always, and he makes his presence well and truly known on this expressive piece of rock.

Listen to "First" here:

Cold War Kids is Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, Dann Gallucci, Joe Plummer and Matthew Schwartz. Formed in 2004, the band's breakthrough debut Robbers & Cowards was released to considerable acclaim in 2006. The darker Loyalty To Loyalty followed two years later, while 2011's Mine Is Yours introduced deeper anthemic 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 New York Times wrote, "This quartet from California plays the kind of elastic, vaguely soul-inspired indie-rock (the vocalist Nathan Willett commands a sinewy, undulating falsetto) that gets music critics shimmying in their desk chairs, clacking out breathless, immediate endorsements." "Willett's hugely impressive voice is the band's calling card - there's really no comparison," said the Los Angeles Times. "Seeing CWK live is seeing them at their best. It's a stage show full of raucous vigor... there's never a dull moment," said MTV News. Cold War Kids have sold over 500,000 albums, over 1 million singles and have more than 50 million streams to date.  

Pre-order Hold My Home:

Headline Tour Dates:

October 20               Cambridge, MA        The Sinclair 
October 22                New York, NY           Rough Trade
October 24               Washington D.C.      9:30 Club 
October 25               Philadelphia, PA       Union Transfer 
November 18           Santa Ana, CA          The Observatory
November 19           Solana Beach, CA     Belly Up Tavern 
November 20           Los Angeles, CA      The Regent Theater
November 21           Oakland, CA               Fox Theater
November 22           Santa Cruz, CA         The Catalyst

Be sure to pick up ANONYMOUS, the novel that Publishers Weekly hailed as a "well-crafted piece of experimental, voyeuristic fiction..." and "a winning jumble of the gritty, the raw, and the grotesque" at
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