The Cold War Kids haven’t given me much to write about since their awesome 3rd LP Mine Is Yours came out over 2 years ago. Thank goodness then for their new single “Miracle Mile,” a raucous piano-led ode their hometown of LA that gets stuck right in your head. Get acquainted above and then dive into the fantastic Berkeley St Session they did with KCRW that aired this morning. I was privileged enough to be there and it was a damn pleasure to watch these pros tear up the intimate stage setting.
If you have never caught one of KCRW’s intimate Berkeley St Sessions then this is a great time to start. Recorded live at Apogee’s exquisite Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, bands are given an intimate setting to showcase new work as well as sit down for some conversation with a KCRW DJ. Jason Bentley did his best to get some stories out of the guys but frontman Nate’s mind was clearly more focused on the music. I think its always fascinating when such a powerful stage presence doesn’t translate to interview persona. But never mind all that because it’s immediately forgotten when the band is tearing through old favorites like “Audience” and new hits like “Tuxedo” or “Miracle Mile.” Watch the whole video here, catch some great photos here, and then get excited for new LP Dear Miss Lonely Hearts, out April 2.