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Cold War Kids Turn Up the Experimentation With New Record

Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids says that when it came time to make the band's new record, the forthcoming Dear Miss Lonely Hearts (due April 2), they decided to play less to what the band "should be" and more to what it "could be."

"I feel like we started to do that with the last album [2011's Mine is Yours]," he says. "But we continued on with this record."

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.