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COLD WAR KIDS @ MAXWELL'S IN HOBOKEN | JULY 31, 2006 (MORE LIKE THIS)
Cold War Kids @ Maxwell's

Right before Midlake, Sound Team & Cold War Kids came to NYC to play Mercury-Mercury-Southpaw-Maxwells, they played TT The Bear's in Boston, MA. That's where new BrooklynVegan interviewer Christine caught up with them....

BrooklynVegan Christine: So you guys have played a lot of shows in New York, opening for Two Gallants at bowery, and your shows at Pianos. Because of them, you’ve gotten a lot of attention on blogs and such, have you received a lot of label interest, and if so, will you guys be signing soon?

Cold War Kids Nate: We have had some pretty good label interest. We, I guess, since that time, of that stuff going on, post south by southwest, we’ve got to learn a lot about what it is we want going into it. First meeting with different labels, we had no idea what we were after and we were like, you know, new enough to know we didn’t need to make any rash decisions. We could take our time learning which is kind of weird because there are classic clichés that labels want to rush bands into deals that they don’t know all of the repercussions of. So I think we’ve heard enough of those stories between friends and reading about bands that we like, that we know we need to get everything we want out of a deal and to be with a label that is really respected and to do a lot of research and work and all that stuff. So that stuff is all going to be figured out pretty soon for us, so that’s going to be nice.

(I think I know what they just said to each other - bv)

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Pitchfork reported today that "the buzzed-about band will release their debut album on Downtown Records, home to Gnarls Barkley, Art Brut, and Eagles of Death Metal."

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This weekend the band plays Lollapalooza. Here's a little more of the interview...

BrooklynVegan Christine: You’re schedule to play Lollapalooza in August. Will this be the biggest crowd you’ve played?

Cold War Kids Jonnie: who knows?
Cold War Kids Nate: yeah I don’t know. It could be nobody there that early. We don’t know. But it will be interesting to see how hot it is. Hopefully there will be a lot of shade and misters maybe. It will be fun though to see some other bands that we like. It will probably be…. there could be a lot of people there. I don’t know if people really have the intention to watch a band that early in the day. I don’t think probably anybody goes to a large festival to see a band they’ve never heard of, for the most part. So that’s kind of a tricky thing. Like when you have 30 bands you want to see and there’s that one you’ve never heard of, it’s not high on your priority list.

All CWK tour dates below...

08-03 Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub *
08-05 Chicago, IL - Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
08-07 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore #
08-08 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon #
08-10 Oslo, Norway - OYA Festival
09-07 San Diego, CA - Casbah ^%
09-08 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour ^%
09-09 San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord ^
09-11 Portland, OR - Dante's ^%
09-12 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe ^%
10-21 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves Festival

* with Mates of State
# with Editors
^ with Dr. Dog
% with Elvis Perkins

The Underrated Blog was at one of the Mercury Lounge shows.

Previously
Pitchfork vs. Sound Team | more shows w/ Midlake & Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids vs. Tapes 'n Tapes - in sports

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Comments (13)

Midlake was the best band on the tour.

Posted by Beth | August 3, 2006 6:01 PM

I agree completely.

Posted by Philabuster | August 3, 2006 6:10 PM

wow that was a brief interview.

and yes midlake = great

cold war kids= more of the same blog crap

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2006 6:22 PM


thought sound team was great, and i love the band, but midlake's set at the mercury lounge blew me away. hope they both roll through nyc again soon.

Posted by powerball | August 3, 2006 6:39 PM

Hey look. It's Midlake fans. On a Cold War Kids post.

I hope there's a Midlake interview coming up, because I gotta big dookie coming out with their name on it and my colon can't. hold. it. in. no more.

But seriously. Aren't we all in this together? CWK and ML fans, let's unite. Sound Team fans, you can come too.

Posted by Your Favorite Band Suxorz | August 3, 2006 7:25 PM

sigh. but I just find CWK to be so run of the mill. is the reason this interview was split in two, so BV can give them even MORE love?

UGH

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2006 7:36 PM

i loved midlake, but i felt like the crowds were there for CWK. Midlake's set on Saturday at Mercury was spell-binding, but putting them on the bill with more raucous energy-hounds like CWK and ST (i love them both...) seemed out of place.

just more proof that texans are slowly taking over....

Posted by Your favorite mom suxorz | August 4, 2006 12:24 AM

i loved midlake, but i felt like the crowds were there for CWK. Midlake's set on Saturday at Mercury was spell-binding, but putting them on the bill with more raucous energy-hounds like CWK and ST (i love them both...) seemed out of place.

just more proof that texans are slowly taking over....

Posted by your favorite mom suxorz | August 4, 2006 12:26 AM

After being unimpressed by their Mercury set a month or so ago, I managed to miss Midlake at both the Mercury and Southpaw. I caught CWK twice, though, and really liked them. The guitarist really reminded me of Greg Brown, Cake's first guitar player. They both coax great sounds out of hollow body guitars and have unique styles.

Posted by Glenn | August 4, 2006 1:00 AM

By the way, I like that Pitchfork declared its post about the Downtown signing an "exclusive." I found out about it at Hits and posted about it two days before Pitchfork did.

Posted by Glenn | August 4, 2006 1:21 AM

pitchfork is our generation's Rolling Stone, so its already totally out of date and irrelevant.

Posted by su | August 4, 2006 12:18 PM

hits' report was an unconfirmed rumor.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2006 2:51 PM

not too bad

Posted by WOW GOLD | December 2, 2008 11:45 PM

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