Today, Cold War Kids gave fans another taste of their new album, LA Divine, with the release of a new track, "Can We Hang On?," and the accompanying video. The clip, which premiered on Vevo, was shot at El Porto Beach in Los Angeles- watch it HERE.
"'Can We Hang On?' is a hopeful love song that looks back with nostalgia on the good old days but is uncertain about the future," explains Cold War Kids' singer/guitarist/pianist Nathan Willett.
The band has also revealed the cover art and track listing for LA Divine, which is set for release on April 7 on Capitol Records. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of "Can We Hang On?"plus the first single,"Love is Mystical" in addition to special limited edition bundles which include signed albums available here.
Cold War Kids will celebrate the release of LA Divine - their sixth album and first for Capitol Records - with a performance and signing at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach, CA (April 8).Fans can sign up to attend the Fingerprints event by pre-ordering the album at the store where they will receive a limited edition poster with purchase.
The band kicks off a North American headline tour tonight at the Okeechobee Festival in Florida. Cold War Kids will also join Young The Giant on the "Home of the Strange Tour," beginning August 2 in Louisville, KY. The run will include a performance at Central Park SummerStage and continue on through the end of September. Tickets for all shows are available at coldwarkids.com. See below for itinerary.
LA Divine, Cold War Kids' most expansive and ambitious effort so far, pays tribute to Los Angeles in all its strange glory, embodying the Long Beach-bred band's endless fascination with their adopted hometown. "In many ways, LA is the least divine city, the most hedonistic and irreverent and disconnected from history," says Willett. "LA's so massive, I feel like I'm always finding something new in it," adds bassist Matt Maust. "It's an incredibly weird place, and I'm happy to have made an album that totally honors that weirdness."
Coming on the heels of 2014's Hold My Home - which featured the chart-topping, Gold-certified single "First" - the band felt emboldened to bring a more deliberate, purposeful spirit to their music than ever before. Produced by their repeat collaborator Lars Stalfors (Health, Local Natives), LA Divine opens with lead single "Love Is Mystical": a soulful, sweeping anthem about seeking transcendence and greater depth in love. "Love is Mystical" held the No. 1 spot for Most Increased Plays at AAA radio for two consecutive weeks and is already in the Top 5 of the Alt 18 Countdown. The single already has more than two million streams on Spotify globally and jumped into both Spotify's U.S. and Global Viral charts . Watch the accompanying "Love is Mystical" video HERE and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video.
Cold War Kids are Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, Joe Plummer, Matthew Schwartz, and David Quon. Formed in 2004 in Fullerton, CA, the band has sold more than 800,000 adjusted albums, over two million singles, and racked up nearly 200 million streams to date.
Love is Mystical
Can We Hang On?
So Tied Up
No Reason To Run
Open Up to The Heavens
Cameras Always ON
Part of the Night
Free to Breathe
^ with Middle Kids
* with Young The Giant
3/03 Okeechobee, FL Okeechobee Festival
3/04 Columbia, SC Music Farm ^
3/05 Charlotte, NC Fillmore ^
3/06 Saxapahaw, NC Haw River Ballroom ^
3/07 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle ^
3/10 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre ^
3/11 Fayetteville, AR George's Majestic Lounge ^
3/12 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium ^
3/14 Madison, WI Majestic ^
3/15 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
3/17 Columbia, MO Blue Note
3/18 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre ^
3/19 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian ^
3/21 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall ^
3/22 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall ^
3/23 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE ^
3/24 Covington, KY Madison Theater ^
3/25 Columbus, OH CD102.6 Day at Express Live
4/1-2 Houston, TX Houston Whatever Fest
6/09 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
8/02 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre *
8/05 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre *
8/11 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater @ Qwest Field *
8/12 Vancouver, BC SeaWheeze Sunset Festival *
8/15 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater *
8/17 Albuquerque, NM Villa Hispana @ EXPO New Mexico *
8/18 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl *
8/19 Reno, NV Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort *
8/20 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre *
8/24 San Diego, CA CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre *
8/25 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl *
9/13 New York, NY Central Park SummerStage *
9/14 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
9/15 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn's Landing *
9/16 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion *
9/19 Charlottesville, VA Sprint Pavilion *
9/26 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall *
9/28 Oklahoma City, OK The Criterion *