Cold War Kids have released their new album today on New Music Friday – check it out on Live4ever.
New Age Norms 1 is the start of an impending album trilogy from Cold War Kids, inspired by the release habits of Kanye West. “Last summer we were on tour when Kanye was putting out his new records,” Nathan Willett explained. “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.”
“Without the baggage and hoopla of a full record/tour/concept – more spread out – loose and inspired. Make it feel like you are listening to music that was made the night before. New Age Norms is a phrase Maust had written on a tee shirt. It seemed to summarize this moment we are in as a band and as a country. More on that later…”