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Download: Cold War Kids, ‘Minimum Day’

by Kevin Bronson on January 17, 2012

The new single from Cold War Kids acknowledges changes big and small. In the orbit of the L.A. indie-rock quartet, Dann Gallucci has replaced Jonnie Russell on guitar as the band embarks on making its fourth album. On a larger scale, the Mayan calendar supposedly predicts the end of the world in 2012 (one theory says our demise will correspond with a period of high sunspot activity called a “solar maximum”). So, says singer Nathan Willett, “With humanity coming to an end soon, we are giving away our latest single.” “Minimum Day,” made with Oregon-based producer Richard Swift, is a garage-y skronk in which Willett wails “I might as well just lay down and die …” On the contrary, we advocate rocking all the way to the Rapture.

||| Download: “Minimum Day”

||| Live: Cold War Kids have scheduled a three-dates-in-three-cities tour (Portland, Seattle and San Francisco), which we mention because ticket holders to these shows will receive a “Minimum Day Chapbook” created by artist (and CWK bassist) Matt Maust.


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Taylor January 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

left turn for these guys, huh?

kevin January 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Anybody who does a recording session with Richard Swift does *some* kind of turn.

Shecky January 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Any word on why Jonnie Russell was replaced??

kevin January 17, 2012 at 10:54 pm

The departure was said to be “for personal reasons”

Matt January 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

“The departure was said to be for ‘personal reasons’”

Source? I’ve been looking for the past hour for an explanation.

kevin January 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

The source was a representative of the band.

Emma January 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Also found them covering Leonard Cohen’s “There is a War.” Definitely worth checking out :) http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/media/entry/watch_cold_war_kids_there_is_a_war

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