Cold War Kids began in August '04 with friends, jangly guitar, hand claps, and a Harmony amp in a storage room atop Mulberry Street restaurant in downtown Fullerton, CA.
For the first practices, having instruments was secondary to stomping and chanting; clanging on heat pipes, thumping on plywood walls, hollering into tape recorders, slipping and swaying into alleyways and juke joints of yesteryear, tapping in to the American dustbowl and British maritime. On the restaurants roof the sound and feeling was cultivated and burned, built and hallowed out, painted and stripped to the primer.
Cold War Kids have released four albums to date: 2006's debut album Robbers & Cowards, 2008's Loyalty to Loyalty, 2011's Mine is Yours, 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, and 2014's Hold My Home. Says the band of their writing, "We strive to make honest songs about human experience in orchards and hotel rooms, laundromats and churches, sea ports and school halls."