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Grouplove - 100% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Spoon - 100% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Austin, Texas, USA-based alt rock outfit was formed in 1993 by Britt Daniel (vocals/guitar), Jim Eno (drums), Andy Maguire (bass) and Wendel Stivers (guitar). Influenced by the likes of the Pixies, Sonic Youth, and Gang Of Four, main songwriters Daniel and Eno took their band’s name from their favourite Can song (off the German experimentalists’ 1972 release, Ege Read more

Young The Giant - 99% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - 97% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of a number of post-millennial bands to use the power of the Internet to promote their music, this Brooklyn, New York, USA-based quintet emerged in 2005 as one of the most hotly-tipped ‘non-mainstream’ bands of the year. Alec Ounsworth, Lee Sargent, Robbie Guertin, Tyler Sargent and Sean Greenhalgh formed the rather clumsily titled Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at the Read more

Delta Spirit - 97% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Initially part of the emo-tinged major-label outfit Noise Ratchet, Jon Jameson and Brandon Young departed and joined forces with Matthew Vasquez, Sean Walker, and Kelly Winrich to form the more classic rock-inspired five-piece Delta Spirit. Finding kindred spirits in bands similarly influenced by everything from the Rolling Stones to 1990s alt-rock, the group toured with contem Read more

Cage The Elephant - 96% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Broken Bells - 94% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Band of Horses - 92% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Seattle, Washington, USA-based band caused a notable stir in indie rock circles with the release of their 2006 debut, Everything All The Time. Ben Bridwell (Benjamin Bridwell, Irmo, South Carolina, USA; vocals/guitar) and Mat Brooke (b. Tucson, Arizona, USA; guitar) had originally worked together in the Seattle-based slow-core specialists Carissa’s Wierd, releasing Read more

Portugal The Man - 90% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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TV On The Radio - 88% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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US experimental rock unit TV On The Radio emerged from New York City’s visual art scene to make an immediate impact with the release of their 2003 debut EP, Young Liars. The band developed out of musical experiments performed by friends and Brooklyn neighbours Tunde Adebimpe (vocals) and David Andrew Sitek (keyboards/programming). The former was already an established anim Read more

The Shins - 86% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, the Shins was originally envisioned as a poppier offshoot of indie band Flake Music. James Mercer (26 December 1970, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; guitar/vocals), Jesse Sandoval (drums) and Marty Crandall (b. Martin Lesley Crandall; keyboards) formed the Shins in 1997 following the release of Flake Music’s sole album, When You Land Here, Read more

Ra Ra Riot - 83% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Manchester Orchestra - 82% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The National - 80% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Groups such as Wilco and the Jayhawks helped introduce roots rock to a new audience during the 90s, and in the process, paved the way for future similarly styled outfits such as the National. The five-piece band is comprised of two sets of brothers, Bryce and Aaron Dessner (guitar and bass, respectively) plus Scott and Bryan Devendorf (guitar and drums, respectively), who are j Read more

Modest Mouse - 79% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Drawing from influences such as Pavement, the Pixies, and Talking Heads, the Issaquah, Washington, USA-based art-punk unit Modest Mouse initially featured Isaac Brock (9 July 1975, Issaquah, Washington, USA; vocals/guitar), Dann Gallucci (guitar), Eric Judy (bass) and Jeremiah Green (drums). Formed in 1992, the band rehearsed and recorded demos for nearly two years, before s Read more


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