The Daily Gamecock

Cold War Kids at Music Farm Columbia

Cold War Kids, a California based indie rock band, visited Columbia’s Music Farm concert venue on Saturday night. The band is on tour promoting their upcoming album, “L.A. Divine,” which is scheduled for release on April 7. The band was formed in 2004, with “friends, jangly guitar, hand claps, and a Harmony amp.”

The set at Music Farm opened with the single “All This Could Be Yours” from their fifth studio album “Hold My Home.”  Throughout the night the band kept things versatile by playing a combination of new releases and old hits. Midway through the performance, they played “Can We Hang Out,” a song released on Friday.

What stood out the most was the level of engagement between the band and the concert attendees. During the set, lead singer Nathan Willett and bassist Matt Maust repeatedly reached out to meet outstretched hands from eager fans in the first row.

Alexis Bantle, a second-year biology student, attended the show with a friend. “I really like ‘Miracle Mile,’ but I’m just looking to listen to good music and have a good time,” Bantle said.