Cold War Kids – Royal Blue

Well, that was fast. Just a short while after announcing their return to the long player format with the forthcoming “Mine Is Yours” album, the band have put out the first song entitled “Royal Blue”. Of course all of these are trivial matters because it shares a chord progression with a song I can’t remember the name of, which is going to drive me past an acceptable level of sanity and cover this post in a fine coating of nervous anger that it really shouldn’t have, For that I’m sorry. Still, it’s a summer tinged jam laced in intoxicating amounts of delicious Cold War Kids sauce that builds into a stunningly textured track that’s more life threateningly infectious than the Rage virus and T-Virus combined. It’s really great to hear the band carrying through the confidence they found on their last EP to this new album, to say I’m looking forward to this release would be a fact.

January 25th, 2011. That’s when you’re getting your hands on this album. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to rip my hair out.

Alec