COLD WAR KIDS Release ‘Strings & Keys’ EP

Cold War Kids have unveiled STRINGS & KEYS, an all-new EP collecting exclusive acoustic renditions of songs found on their acclaimed new album, ‘NEW AGE NORMS 1. The 5-track EP includes a stark, stripped down version of the LP’s ‘Beyond the Pale (Strings & Keys),’ joined by an equally potent official video, streaming now. 

Among its many highlights, STRINGS & KEYS further features Cold War Kids’ inventive cover of George Michael’s classic ‘Freedom ’90,’ as well as ‘Complainer (Strings & Keys),’ a powerful acoustic version of their acclaimed hit single, ‘Complainer, which is joined by an official visualizer, streaming now at Cold War Kids’ official YouTube channel. Co-written with multi-platinum songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Rita Ora) and Electric Guest’s Asa Taccone, the original album version of ‘Complainer’ proved a multiformat radio favorite upon its release last year, reaching the top 5 at Triple A and the top 20 at Alternative outlets across America.

Cold War Kids is currently celebrating NEW AGE NORMS 1 on a major North American headline tour, with headline dates continuing through late February. Support throughout comes from NYC-based electronic-pop duo Overcoats. An exclusive cassette edition of STRINGS & KEYS will be available for purchase at all tour dates, as well as the official Cold War Kids webstore. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit

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