Just last week Cold War Kids frontman Nathan Willett and bassist Matt Maust released the debut LP from their side-project French Style Furs. However, that doesn’t mean they’ve neglected their main gig. In October, Cold War Kids will release their fifth studio album via Downtown/Sony RED. It serves as the follow-up to 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.
“All This Could Be Yours” is the first preview of the as-yet-untitled LP. As is the case with most Cold War Kids songs, Willett’s piercing cry rises above the striking piano chords and booming alt-rock guitars. While this is hardly a new direction for the band that broke out with 2006’s “Hang Me Up To Dry”, “All This Could Be Yours” shows a group playing to its strengths, making an accessible, radio-ready banger.
In related news, the band has announced initial tour dates behind the new LP. Check out the full schedule below.
Cold War Kids 2014 Tour Dates:
07/20 – Chicago, IL @ Rock N Roll Half Marathon
07/26 – Tulsa, OK @ The Center Of The Universe
08/29-31 – Columbus, OH @ Fashion Meets Music Festival
10/20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
10/24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/18 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/19 – Solona Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
11/22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst