I wish my memory worked better than it does. In other words, I’m really forgetful. If I don’t write things down – they go away forever. That includes the names of awesome new bands. My sister introduced me to the Cold War Kids years ago. I fell in love with one of their songs, but then they dropped off my radar. Luckily, I they became a blip again when I heard their new single ‘Miracle Mile’ on the radio.
I was driving home from work a couple nights ago, and I was stuck listening to the same songs they normally play. I parked my car, texted a friend and was just about to shut off my ride, when all of a sudden I heard a new song. It didn’t take long for me to be sucked in. I quickly whipped out my cell phone and Shazam’d the jam. The result — ‘Miracle Mile’ by the Cold War Kids. Take a listen!
Like I mentioned before, my sister introduced me to the Cold War Kids a few years ago. I didn’t do my due diligence when she told me about them back then though. I bought their song ‘Hang Me Out To Dry‘ and listened to it over and over again, but I didn’t really dig into them. After a while I found other new tunes, and the Cold War Kids mixed in with all the other jams I have on iTunes.
That’s not going to happen this time around. I’ve already put some serious time into the Cold War Kids. On top of ‘Miracle Mile‘, I also like ’Lost That Easy‘ and ‘Bottled Affection‘ on their recently released Dear Miss Lonelyhearts album. I’m a big fan of their older stuff, too. I’ve downloaded ‘Audience‘ (my favorite Cold War Kids song so far) from their Behave Yourself EP, and their entire Mine Is Yours album (with my favorite tracks being: ’Mine Is Yours‘, ‘Louder Than Ever‘, and ‘Skip The Charades‘).
The band clearly took a different approach (some call it the “evolution” of the group) on their Dear Miss Lonelyhearts album, and according to several reviews I’ve read, many of their loyal fans aren’t happy about it. They liked the Cold War Kids just fine before, so they’re not pouncing on the new tunes. I guess that’s where I’m at an advantage. Since I didn’t really listen to the Cold War Kids before, I didn’t fall in love with one sound or the other. Instead, I like everything they’ve put together.
I feel like I’m just scratching the surface with the Cold War Kids. ‘Miracle Mile’ is just the start for me. I’m honestly thinking about dropping $50 on iTunes to snatch up everything the Cold War Kids have released over the years (their first release was in 2005). I really can’t wait to dig into them more. I have a feeling I won’t be disappointed.
Have you ever listened to the Cold War Kids? What do you think of ‘Miracle Mile’? How about the new album as a whole? I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below or connect with me on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Don’t forget to also check out more of my new music discoveries right now on http://allaroundtim.com!