Cold War Kids Return with 'New Age Norms 1'

It's the first volume of an album trilogy

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Sep 10, 2019

Just over two years from delivering their L.A. Divine album, Cold War Kids have shared details of a follow-up effort.

The Long Beach outfit will release New Age Norms 1 on November 1 through CWKTWO/AWAL. Eight tracks in length, the album was produced by Lars Stalfors and marks the first volume of a three-album trilogy.

As the band's Nathan Willett explained in a press release, New Age Norms takes its title from a phrase bassist Matt Maust had written on a T-shirt. They also took inspiration from Kanye West in plotting out the trilogy.

"Last summer we were on tour when Kanye was putting out his new records," Willett said. "Pusha T, Kids See Ghosts, Nas, etc. They were eight songs each. It was so fun waking up to these brand new records and taking them in as a whole while hanging out, working out, talking shit, pushing each other. I knew then I wanted our next release to be three volumes — eight songs each."

Alongside the announcement, Cold War Kids have shared new song "Waiting for Your Love," which you can hear below. Previously released singles "Complainer" and "4th of July" also appear in the tracklist.

Cold War Kids have also announced a new run of headlining dates for early 2020, including stops in Vancouver and Toronto. You can find their itinerary below.

New Age Norms 1 is now available for pre-order.

New Age Norms 1:

1. Complainer
2. Fine Fine Fine
3. Waiting For Your Love
4. Beyond the Pale
5. Dirt in my Eyes
6. 4th of July
7. Calm Your Nerves
8. Tricky Devil

Tour dates:

09/15 Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown 
09/22 Glen Ellen, CA – Sonoma Harvest Music Festival
10/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/05 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/06 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
10/08 Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly
10/09 Dallas, TX – The Rustic
10/10 Houston, TX – The Rustic
10/11 San Antonio, TX – The Rustic
10/12 El Paso, TX – El Paso Forever Fall Benefit
10/14 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf (Sold Out)
11/14 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
11/15 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
11/16 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Anaheim
11/17 San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
11/18 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/20 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/22 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
01/16 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
01/17 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
01/18 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
01/19 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
01/22 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
01/23 Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
01/24 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
01/25 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
01/27 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
01/28 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
01/29 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
01/31 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
02/01 Boston, MA – House of Blues
02/04 New York, NY – Webster Hall
02/05 New York, NY – Webster Hall
02/07 Richmond, VA – The National
02/08 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
02/10 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
02/12 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
02/14 Tulsa, OK – Cain's Ballroom
02/15 Austin, TX – Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater

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