I’ve held a bit of an irrational grudge against the Cold War Kids since 2007 when we ran an interview with them by a new GLONO contributor whose writing read like P.R. copy. We tried to encourage him to put a little more personality in his stuff and he got offended. The whole thing left a bad taste in my mouth and for some reason I’ve taken it out on the Cold War Kids. It’s ridiculous, I know, but what can you do?
Anyway, this new song should clear away that baggage. It’s got more muscle than I remember this band having in the past. Not sure if that’s due to the addition of a new guitar player or what, but I like it. “Minimum Day” reminds me of the Go, which is certainly a good sign.
There’s also a dub version of the song available, but it sucks so don’t bother.
Portland: Doug Fir (Feb 26, 27, 28)
Seattle: Columbia City Theater (March 1,2,3)
San Francisco: Bottom of the Hill (March 5,6,7)
Tickets available January 20 at coldwarkids.com.