In advance of their “Minimum tour,” in which they’ll hit three West coast cities for three nights each, Long Beach soul-rock purveyors Cold War Kids have released two new songs for free download. “Minimum Day” comes across as Mine Is Yours fare, fueling vocalist Nathan Willett’s signature tremolo with taut guitar riffs and xylophone hits. The track finds a dub version in “Minimum Mistake”, which abruptly departs from Cold War Kids’ sound with heavily reverberating bass that’s far removed from the band’s usual punch. Stream both tracks and check out the band’s tour schedule below.
Update: As Pop & Hiss points out, the tracks are also serve as an introduction to the band’s new lineup. Founding guitarist Jonathan Russell recently departed and was replaced by former Modest Mouse guitarist Dann Gallucci.
Cold War Kids 2012 Tour Dates:
02/26 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
02/27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
02/28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
03/01 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City
03/02 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City
03/03 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City
03/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
03/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
03/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill