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Ra Ra Riot - 91% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Local Natives - 84% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Delta Spirit - 80% 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

The National - 61% 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

TV On The Radio - 55% 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

Spoon - 53% 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

Frightened Rabbit - 50% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Young The Giant - 47% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Dr. Dog - 44% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in 1999 in greater West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA this psychedelic pop outfit?s line-up is based around the enigmatic Taxi (Scott McMicken, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; guitar, vocals, ex-Raccoon), Tables (b. Toby Leaman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; bass, vocals, ex-Raccoon), Text (b. Zach Miller, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; keyboards, guitar, voca Read more

The Decemberists - 43% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The Decemberists emerged in the early 00s, and earned much acclaim for their distinctive brand of sophisticated, folk-tinged indie pop. Formed in Portland, Oregon, USA, by singer-songwriter Colin Meloy (5 October 1974, Helena, Montana, USA), the band’s original line-up also featured Jenny Conlee (accordion/piano), Nate Query (bass), Ezra Holbrook (drums/vocals), and Chr Read more

Tokyo Police Club - 43% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Canadian indie rock band comprises David Monks (Dublin, Eire; vocals/bass), Graham Wright (b. Newmarket, Ontario, Canada; keyboards/vocals), Joshua Hook (b. North York, Ontario, Canada; guitar/percussion) and Gregory Alsop (b. Newmarket, Ontario, Canada; drums). Formed in 2005, all four members of Tokyo Police Club were school friends and members of a previous outfit th Read more

Dawes - 42% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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The Shins - 42% 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

The Mowgli's - 39% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Alabama Shakes - 38% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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