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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

Delta Spirit - 99% 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

Young The Giant - 96% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Cage The Elephant - 92% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Band of Horses - 90% 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

Broken Bells - 86% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Manchester Orchestra - 86% match to Cold War Kids

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

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Portugal The Man - 83% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
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TV On The Radio - 83% 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

Hot Hot Heat - 76% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in 1999 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Hot Hot Heat looked back nearly 20 years for inspiration, fashioning their sound after quirky post-punk outfits such as XTC and the Cure. The original line-up featured Matthew Marnik (vocals), Steve Bays (2 May 1978; keyboards), Paul Hawley (b. 24 October 1980; drums) and Dustin Hawthorne (bass). The quartet spent the fir Read more

Modest Mouse - 76% 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

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - 75% 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

Tapes 'N Tapes - 75% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-based indie rock band formed in 2003 by Josh Grier (7 January 1980, Eugene, Oregon, USA; vocals/guitar), Jeremy Hanson (b. 12 August 1986, Edina, Minnesota, USA; drums), Shawn Neary (b. USA; bass) and Matt Kretzman (b. 21 May 1980, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; keyboards). Each member took a title from a word in the band’s name, so that Grier Read more

The Bravery - 75% match to Cold War Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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US indie band formed in summer 2003 by Sam Endicott (1971, USA; vocals/guitar), John Conway (keyboards/programming), Michael Zakarin (guitar), Mike Hindert (bass) and Anthony Burulcich (drums). Endicott, a native of Maryland, had previously played with a number of struggling indie bands before teaming up with keyboard player Conway and forging a more electronic-based directi Read more


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