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Download: Cold War Kids, ‘Minimum Day’

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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  • Taylor January 17, 2012, 2:39 pm

    left turn for these guys, huh?

    • kevin January 17, 2012, 2:42 pm

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

  • Shecky January 17, 2012, 7:23 pm

    Any word on why Jonnie Russell was replaced??

    • kevin January 17, 2012, 10:54 pm

      The departure was said to be “for personal reasons”

  • Matt January 21, 2012, 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, 12:52 pm

      The source was a representative of the band.

  • Emma January 26, 2012, 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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