Monday, May 20, 2013

Ticket Giveaway - Cold War Kids - 6.8.13 - Stage AE - Show Preview - Concert Preview

Cold War Kids will be appearing at Stage AE on Saturday, June 8th. It's been several years since they made their last appearance in Pittsburgh at Mr Smalls. The Long Beach, CA based band burst onto the scene back in 2006 with their debut album Robbers and Cowards retiring from house shows and performing in large venues. The band is now touring behind their fourth LP Miss Lonelyhearts recently released this past April. We are happy to be giving away a pair of ticket giveaway to the show. As usual just email us your name to pghmusicreport@gmail.com to enter.



From their press:

The record takes its inspiration from a smart work on self-examination, Nathanael West's novel "Miss Lonelyhearts." "'Dear Miss Lonelyhearts' is taken from a book about an advice columnist who has a crisis about his readers suffering and his inability to truly help them unless he examines himself," vocalist Nathan Willett told HuffPost. "The struggle of his character worked their way into many of the songs."



On "Tuxedos," Willett opens with a simple series of thoughts ("I think about eyes that watch you, I think about changes I've made, I think about all this fancy food poured down the drain...") spoken plainly. The song eventually takes off, but it's quiet moments like these that stand out on the disc (a similar moment of dissolution occurs on "Jailbirds," when the frenetic track drops out to once again leave almost nothing but Willett's charming wailing). The album's title track is an especially well-paced, almost elegiac masterwork that sounds like a slightly less "post"-rock take on Explosions in the Sky.

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Doors can be found here

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