Review & Photos: Cold War Kids Deliver Riotous Outside Lands Set

Are Cold War Kids the perfect festival band? A strong case was made at Outside Lands 2015.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

 

It’s telling that a 3:40 pm set at Outside Lands is considered by some to be an “early” start to the day, but music festivals call for a different kind of schedule. That said, our arrival to Cold War Kids’ set on the Lands End stage was a tremendously good beginning to a perfect day at Golden Gate Park, as the Long Beach rockers hit the precise sweet spot necessary to start our Saturday off.

From the opening of “Miracle Mile” to the stomping, riotously fun “St. John” closer, Nathan Willett & friends built an increasing momentum of buoyant bass and piano-driven grooves as the entire Western half of Golden Gate Park packed in to jam along. The spirit of the moment was ebullience, a pure sense of energized enthusiasm as the weekend hit its stride.

Check out a full gallery from the ban’s performance below, exclusively on Crave: