Fullerton, CA's Cold War Kids came out of this year's SXSW as one of the preeminent unsigned acts in the nation and a flurry of positive press and sold out shows followed. With multiple offers on the table, the band decided to ink a deal with Downtown Records, home to Gnarls Barkley and Eagles Of Death Metal. With a deal signed, they popped into the studio and recorded their debut full length, Robbers & Cowards, in a few short weeks. The album will be comprised of newly-recorded songs from the band's first three EPs and a few new ones. The track listing looks like this:
Robbers & Cowards
01. "We Used To Vacation"
02. "Hang Me Up To Dry"
03. "Tell Me In The Morning"
04. "Hair Down"
05. "Passing The Hat"
06. "Saint John"
08. "Hospital Beds"
10. "Red Wine, Success!"
11. "God, Make Up Your Mind"
The album will hit the streets on October 10, and I'm sure a full promotional onslaught is already getting underway. Speaking of, Cold War Kids will kick off a short West Coast tour tonight at the Casbah in San Diego, followed by an October tour with The Futureheads. Details below:
09.07.06 - San Diego, CA (The Casbah)
09.08.06 - Los Angeles, CA (The Troubadour)
09.09.06 - San Francisco, CA (Cafe Du Nord)
09.11.06 - Portland, OR (Dantes)
09.12.06 - Seattle, WA (Crocodile Cafe)
09.15.06 - Fresno, CA (The Barnyard)
Supporting The Futureheads:
10.04.06 - Seattle, WA (Neumo's)
10.05.06 - Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
10.06.06 - Sacramento, CA (Harlow's Night Club)
10.07.06 - San Francisco, CA (Mezzanine)
10.09.06 - San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
10.11.06 - Los Angeles, CA (Safari Sams)
10.12.06 - Phoenix, AZ (Clubhouse)
10.13.06 - Los Angeles, CA (Beauty Bar)
10.17.06 - Tulsa, OK (Bob's)
10.18.06 - Lawrence, KS (Bottleneck)
10.19.06 - St. Louis, MO (Mississippi Nights)
10.21.06 - Chicago, IL (Metro)
10.22.06 - Cincinnati, OH (20th Century Theatre)
10.23.06 - Indianapolis, IN (Birdy's)
10.26.06 - Baltimore, MD (Sonar)
10.27.06 - Brooklyn, NY (Warsaw)
10.28.06 - Boston, MA (Paradise)
Cold War Kids