Live and Direct with Cold War Kids


Cold War Kids in the WYEP studios on March 17, 2015.  The band plays a few songs and talks about staying focused after so many years, keeping busy with side projects, and non-musical influences. 

Though some members have rotated through the band's lineup, the duo of Nathan Willett (vocals) and Matt Maust (bass) have been with the band for over 10 years.  Frontman Willett discusses the band's longevity, saying, "I think the first probably 5 years, we kind of spent figuring [it all] out...I think there's a normal, natural life to a band that's probably a few years, and so going beyond that is like...I guess you just sort of figure out how to make it work for you, but I don't know how it is for us would work for anyone else."


Set list:

  • Hot Coals
  • All This Could Be Yours
  • Drive Desperate
  • First