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March 26th, 2013
It looks like the Cold War Kids are growing up. Last year the California indie rock group dropped their guitarist Jonnie Russell and replaced him with Dann Gallucci, previously of Modest Mouse and the Murder City Devils and now are ready for more with their upcoming fourth studio effort, Dear Miss Lonely Hearts. Produced by Lars Stalfors, who has also worked with the Mars Volta as well as Matt & Kim, the album offers any west-coast indie fan a breath of fresh and familiar air. The album itself is reminiscent of early Modest Mouse and Local Natives but offers an exploratory look and take of the evolution of that sound. You’ll like this if you’re a fan of those bands or like the style of The Killers as the lead singer of Cold War Kids reminds us heavily of Brandon Flower’s voice and tone.
Best Tracks: Tuxedos, Fear and Trembling, Miracle Mile