Cold War Kids – Hang Me Up To Dry (CD Review)

Hang Me Up to DryThe forceful yet pleading, light and slightly experimental, but otherwise solidly rock sound of the latest release from the Cold War Kids brings to mind many comparisons. They have a slight off-kilter use of piano and tempo that reminds me a bit of Fiery Furnaces. They also have a solid blues vocalist in Nathan Willett and a ‘big’ sound that gets a touch prog at times. The metronomic and doom-laden drums that appear so often add gravitas, while the guitars invoke space and motion.

Cold War Kids are on tour in February, after an album launch at The Social in London.

January 30th London, Social – album launch / exhibition

February 1st Ireland, Dublin Tripod with CYHSY
February 2nd Manchester, Academy with CYHSY
February 3rd Glasgow, Barrowlands with CYHSY
February 4th Birmingham, Academy with CYHSY
February 13th London, Shepherds Bush Empire with CYHSY
February 15th London, Barfly XFM exposure show
February 16th London , Koko club NME

Video links for Hang Me Up To Dry
Windows Media files High : MediumLow
Quicktime here

Label: V2
Release Date: 29 January 2007

Cold War Kids are Matt Aviero, Matt Maust, Jonnie Russel and Nathan Willett

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