Cold War Kids have released "Los Feliz Blvd" (Capitol Records), an EP featuring intimate, acoustic recordings of tracks from the band’s new album, "LA Divine".
Cold War Kids have released Los Feliz Blvd (Capitol Records), an EP featuring intimate, acoustic recordings of tracks from the band’s new album, LA Divine. With elegant, sparse instrumentation, the singles “Love Is Mystical,” “Can We Hang On?” and “So Tied Up” are stripped down to their emotional core. British singer/songwriter Bishop Briggs is featured on two tracks – the sizzling “So Tied Up” and a soulful version of Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain.”
The EP was produced by Lars Stalfors and recorded at Sonora Recorders in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Huffington Post said, “The soulful lyrics and sonic reverence of [LA Divine] is overwhelmingly compelling, addictive and even mesmerizing.” Entertainment Weekly observed, “[The album features] the gospel-tinged ‘No Reason to Run,’ eerie ‘Open to the Heavens,’ and dance-ready ‘Invincible.’ Album closer and highlight ‘Free to Breathe’ strips away flourishes, relying instead on minimal, ethereal instrumentation and frontman Nathan Willett’s vocals.”
Cold War Kids recently wrapped a sold-out North American headline tour and will join Young The Giant on the “Home of the Strange Tour,” beginning August 2nd in Louisville, KY. The run will include performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (August 15), Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago (September 9) and SummerStage in New York City’s Central Park (September 13). The band will also perform at the Memphis Music Festival and New Orleans’ Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.