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Cold War Kids On World Cafe | May 05, 2011

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Embracing old-school blues and backwoods country rock, Cold War Kids formed in 2004. Nathan Willett (lead vocals, piano, guitar), Matt Maust (bass), Jonnie Russell (guitar, vocals, percussion) and Matt Aveiro (drums) recorded some demos in the Los Angeles area and rode a series of EPs to Internet fame.
This past January, Cold War Kids reclaimed the spotlight with the release of Mine is Yours, an 11-track collection that's poppier than anything in the group's discography.
In this edition of World Cafe, hear an interview with the band and selections from its Live Fridays concert at World Cafe Live this past March. (link)
Playlist - HOUR ONE
Eurythmics "Here Comes The Rain Again" Touch
Danger Mouse & Daneile Luppi "Two Against One" Rome
The xx "VCR" xx
Deerhunter "Desire Lines" Halcyon Digest 
Cold War Kids "Louder Than Ever" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Cold War Kids "Bulldozer" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Cold War Kids "Fashionable" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The National "Fake Empire" Boxer
Mazzy Star "Fade Into You" So Tonight That I Might See
Kurt Vile "In My Time" Smoke Ring For My Halo
Playlist - HOUR TWO
Lykke Li "Rich Kids Blues" Wounded Rhymes
Ben Lee "What's So Bad About Feel" The Rebirth of Venus
Tune-Yards "Bizness" Who Kills
Spoon "Mystery Zone" Transference
The Black Keys "Next Girl" Brothers
Asie Payton "I Love You" Big Bad Love Soundtrack
Black Dub "Silverado" Black Dub
Fleetwood Mac "Hypnotized" Mystery To Me
Over The Rhine "Rave On" The Long Surrender
Lucinda Williams "Copenhagen" Blessed
Counting Crows "Round Here" August And Everything After
Diego Garcia " You Were Never There" Laura
Ziggy Marley "Joy And Blues" Joy And Blues
Fitz & The Tantrums "Moneygrabber" Picking Up The Pieces