It’ll be hard for Cold War Kids to top their insanely catchy, kick-ass song “First” (at least in my book), but thankfully this isn’t an outfit known for regurgitating similar sounds. Case in point is the release of their intentionally quick-trigger, frenetic track “One Song At A Time,” which is available on the band’s just released EP Five Quick Cuts.
The “One Song At Time” music video already holds a special place in my heart, as a huge portion of the kaleidoscope inspired vid takes place in downtown Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill district, as frontman Nathan Willett stands amidst the beauty of the MOCA and the Omni Hotel (I previously lived next door at the Museum Tower Apartments). To check out the exclusive music video premiere of “One Song At A Time,” please go to Huffington Post.
“At this point, CWK lyrics and imagery are so tied to the geography of LA, the city is in our DNA. This thread continues on our new EP. ‘Thunderhearts’ is a story taken from an LA Times article about a thief horticulturalist in Echo Park Lake,” says Willett. “‘Portuguese Bend’ is an instrumental inspired by the beautiful but treacherous drive of coast near our San Pedro studio. ‘Stop/ Rewind’ and ‘One Song At A Time’ both beg for a slower pace of life, while ‘Amazing’ celebrates another common LA story; the journey of clawing one’s way to the top.”
Added tour dates for Cold War Kids include an October 24 stop at NYC’s Terminal 5, a performance on Lollapalooza’s main stage (Chicago, July 31), and an August 22 performance at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival (Wantagh, NY). For tour dates, please go to http://www.coldwarkids.com/shows/.
As for the aforementioned “First,” that single has sold over 84,000 copies, been streamed over 12 million times, and is Cold War Kids highest charting single (currently #8 on the Alternative radio chart).