NO!: COLD WAR KIDS (#312, SEP 8 2007).

Cold War Kids

"God, Make Up Your Mind" (25.0 MB)
from Robbers & Cowards

Willow Island
Madison, WI
September 8, 2007

When last we saw Cold War Kids, they were an up-and-coming young band opening for an even upper-and-coming young band, Tapes 'n Tapes. In the intervening 15 months, they've become a minor phenomenon, and I was eager to, perhaps, re-evaluate my initial feeling about them, which is that they have three of four good songs that they play over and over in different configurations. I still kind of think that, but I did generally like them a lot more this time out. It could be just because they were following the awful Cowboy Mouth, I guess, or it could be that they took a few pointed jabs at SoCo™ during their set. In this clip, frontman Nathan Willett actually apologizes to the crowd about the price of drinks, which he said they'd been told were free. Somewhat more subtly, they introduced their first song as being about the dangers of alcoholism. It was hard not to appreciate that while drinking $5 drinks with about as much alcohol as a medicated cotton swab in them.

Posted by Aaron S. Veenstra ::: 2007:09:13:08:00

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