Cold War Kids Stream New Single “Miracle Mile” From Upcoming Album, Announce Tour Dates

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Courtesy Downtown Records

Courtesy Downtown Records

Preparing to release their fourth studio album and newest since 2011’s Mine Is Yours, indie darlings Cold War Kids are streaming their first single,”Miracle Mile,” from the upcoming Dear Miss Lonely Hearts.

Due to hit stores April 2, the new album was produced by Lars Stalfors, known for his work with The Mars Volta, Matt & Kim and Funeral Party. It’s also the first Coldwar Kids album to feature guitarist Dann Gallucci, formerly of Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils.

 

Videotaped in and around the band’s San Pedro, CA studio during the album’s recording process, Cold War Kids provide fans with a little peek into the album via the first two of a series of trailers. Additional trailers will roll out, once a week through the album’s launch.

 

 

In 2011, singer Nathan Willett gave CNN a tour of their second story rehearsal studio and explained the sometimes secretive writing processes. Politely explaining that Willet doesn’t like people looking over his shoulder, analyzing his work, his bandmates described him as “a little bear, that didn’t really show us the words or lyrics until he was recording them.” Willet elaborated, “At a certain point, much like with siblings, when you’re looking over each other’s shoulders too much you can inhibit certain creativity.”

True to their raw musical style, the band is set to play an interesting array of out-of-the way venues, starting with California’s historic Pioneer Town, boasting a bustling population of 350.

Cold War Kids 2013 Tour Dates:

01/30 – Park City, UT @ Snow Park Lodge
02/15 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
02/16 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
02/21 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
02/22 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
02/23 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Music Club
03/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
03/09 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
03/11 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
04/03 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/04 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
04/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/06 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
04/09 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
04/10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
04/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/13 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
04/15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/16 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
04/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
04/24 – Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
04/27 – Zurich, CH @ Plaza
04/29 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
04/30 – Berlin, DE @ C-Club
05/01 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/02 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
05/04 – Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique
05/06 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
05/07 – Hamburg, DE @ Grunspan
05/09 – Kent, UK @ The Forum
05/10 – Manchester, UK @ HMV Manchester Ritz
05/16 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
05/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
05/18 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
05/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
05/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
05/25 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

– Jay Tilles, Radio.com

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