Celebrating the release of their fantastic fifth album, Hold My Home, SoCal indie outfit Cold War Kids have experienced something of a return to form in recent years, sparked in part, most likely, by a bit of a lineup shuffle. Recognized as being one of the most dynamic live acts in indie rock, Cold War Kids are set to perform tonight at Marathon Music Works, and will be joined by experimental/electronic singer on the rise Elliot Moss. Tickets for this not to miss show are still on sale here, and you can read more about the lineup below!
COLD WAR KIDS
It’s been over a decade since Long Beach bluesy indie rockers Cold War Kids first got together, and nearly a decade since they exploded onto the scene to an unheard of level of buzz with their debut, Robbers & Cowards, winning over legions of fans and critics alike. And, while in the years since the band have remained strong, churning out some quality successive releases and becoming a live juggernaut and festival staple, it wasn’t until last fall’s Hold My Home that Cold War Kids managed to fully recapture the energy and inspiration of their debut. A couple of lineup changes in recent years seems to have helped them recapture their stride, because they’re making the most cohesive, focused, and simple yet ambitious music of their career to date, and, live, there’s never been a better time to catch the group. With five albums’ worth of back catalog, you never know what to expect, but, what we do know is that you don’t want to miss the band’s first Nashville date in two years.
Elliot Moss sounds sort of like a more electronic version of Bon Iver, for lack of a better description, which is only reinforced by the fact that Nate Vernon (Justin’s younger brother) is his manager. At only 21, Moss hailed from the suburbs of New York City, and was raised by a family of musicians and artists. His debut album, Highspeeds, which he played, recorded, and mixed by himself, showcases an incredibly refined sound and vision beyond his years. An edgy choice for an opener, this artist on the rise should be more than enough to get you in the door early.
Cold War Kids and Elliot Moss will perform tonight, Feb. 6 at Marathon Music Works. The show is all 18+, begins at at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $22-25.