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Cold War Kids

227 West Depot Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
227 West Depot Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

(865) 522-0832

  • Date(s): June 3, 2018 to June 3, 2018
  • Event Times: From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Price: $25.00 plus applicable fees
  • Location: The Mill & Mine

Embracing influences as diverse as Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, and the Velvet Underground, Cold War Kids grew from blog darlings into a band with a contemporary yet classic sound. Founding members vocalist/guitarist/pianist Nathan Willett, bassist Matt Maust, drummer Matt Aveiro, and guitarist Jonnie Russell began crafting their soulful, blues-inflected take on indie rock as Cold War Kids in 2004, recording demos in Los Angeles soon after they formed. After signing to Monarchy Music, Cold War Kids released their debut EP, Mulberry Street, in spring 2005. The band's unique sound and impassioned live act generated a buzz -- particularly from bloggers -- that grew with each tour and release. Maust's clean but eye-catching designs for EPs like With Our Wallets Full and Up in Rags, and the group's website, also added to Cold War Kids' mystique.

Robbers & Cowards In 2006, they signed to Downtown Records and their full-length debut, Robbers & Cowards, arrived that fall. They relocated to Long Beach, California after spending two years on the road, and delivered their bluesy, introspective second album, Loyalty to Loyalty, in 2008. On Behave Yourself, an EP that had a digital release late in 2009 and was issued on CD early in 2010, Cold War Kids emphasized their soulful ballads. In 2010 they went into the studio with Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon). Their third album, the polished Mine Is Yours, arrived in early 2011. Late in 2012, Russell departed Cold War Kids, with former Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils guitarist Dann Gallucci joining the band for 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, which he also co-produced with Lars Stalfors. A few months later, the digital-only Tuxedos EP arrived.


Cold War Kids