Download: Cold War Kids, ‘Minimum Day’

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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.