French Style Furs is the result of NYC meetups with Cold War Kids and LA compatriot We Barbarians. Naming themselves after a nearby Greenpoint storefront called French Style Furs, “Is Exotic Bait” is their upcoming release.
Take a listen to a track off the record, “Turn Or Burn”.
The video for the Cold War Kids track “Water and Power” premiered now over at Pigeons & Planes and it definitely stands quite firmly on its own after their former rather delicious single “Miracle Mile”. Texturally the song speaks loudly, so it’s no surprise that the video portrays sequences of black and white visuals that are texturally rich. It’s a treat to see the boys are back.
To this day, Robbers & Cowards are not Lost That Easy with me, as I still regularly re-visit and re-play it. But, the latest Cold War Kids album with what is one of my most favoured album titles of the year – ‘Dear Miss Lonelyhearts’ is proving to stand firmly on its own.
In this video for ‘Lost That Easy’, Vern Moen wanted it to be based on Henri-George Clouzot’s horror film; ‘Calle L’enfer’ – circa the 60’s. What with the dark palette and haunting set of blended shadows, I fear it does the trick and creates a camaraderie fitting to the song.