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Cold War Kids Release Los Feliz Blvd EP Today

For Immediate Release




Features Acoustic Versions Of Tracks From Latest Album, LA Divine, Including New Single, “So Tied Up” Feat. Bishop Briggs

Cold War Kids Join Young The Giant On North American Tour

28 JULY 2017 (TORONTO, ON) — Today, Cold War Kids release Los Feliz Blvd, an EP featuring intimate, acoustic recordings of tracks from the band’s new album, LA Divine via Capitol Records / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. With elegant, sparse instrumentation, the singles, “Love Is Mystical”, “Can We Hang On?” and “So Tied Up”, are stripped down to their emotional core. British singer/songwriter Bishop Briggs is featured on two tracks the sizzling, “So Tied Up”, and a soulful version of  Rihanna’s, “Love On The Brain”.  Available now for download and streaming, the EP was produced by Lars Stalfors and recorded at Sonora Recorders in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. 

“So Tied Up” has already received critical praise from outlets including TIME Magazine which hailed the single as “enticing” and noted, “This one is a fast –paced toe tapper with a stadium-sized arrangement. As far as angsty passionate themes to conflicted love affairs go, this one ticks all the right boxes.” Watch the live acoustic performance of lead singer Nathan Willett and Briggs recording “So Tied Up”, backed only by violin, cello and Willett on piano online now, ahead of the official music video coming soon.

Cold War Kids recently wrapped a sold out North American headline tour, and will join Young The Giant on the Home of the Strange Tour this August through September, with one Canadian date in Vancouver, BC at the SeaWheeze Sunset Festival on August 12. Full list of dates and ticket information online now at 

Hot off the heels of 2014's Hold My Home, which featured the chart-topping single "First", LA Divine pays tribute to Los Angeles in all its strange glory, embodying Cold War Kids’ fascination with their adopted hometown. Praised by NME for taking the band's "rousing and soulful anthemics to new heights," the album was produced by Lars Stalfors (Health, Local Natives) and debuted in Top 10 of Billboard’s Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts.

First single, “Love Is Mystical”, is approaching 21 million streams worldwide and has seen overwhelming success since its release.  The Huffington Post noted, “the soulful lyrics and sonic reverence of [LA Divine] is overwhelmingly compelling, addictive and even mesmerizing.” Entertainment Weekly also observed, “[The album features] the gospel-tinged ‘No Reason to Run,’ eerie ‘Open to the Heavens,’ and dance-ready ‘Invincible.’ Album closer and highlight ‘Free to Breathe’ strips away flourishes, relying instead on minimal, ethereal instrumentation and frontman Nathan Willett’s vocals.”

Cold War Kids are Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, Joe Plummer, Matthew Schwartz, and David Quon. Formed in 2004 in Fullerton, CA, the band has sold more than 800,000 adjusted albums, over two million singles, and racked up over 200 million streams to date.   

Los Feliz Blvd – Track Listing 

  1. So Tied Up feat. Bishop Briggs (Los Feliz Blvd)
  2. Love On The Brain feat. Bishop Briggs (Los Feliz Blvd)
  3. Can We Hang On? (Los Feliz Blvd)
  4. Love Is Mystical (Los Feliz Blvd)


Photo Credit: Dan Monick


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