The Kids gave the sold-out audience at Third Man Records in Detroit, Michigan a taste of that close-knit warehouse concert feel with their performance last month. Owned by Jack White of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, the record label-come-record store-come-performance space has welcomed acts like Wanda Jackson, Japanese rockabilly girl group The 18.104.22.168's (who do a killer cover of Jackson's 'Let's Have A Party'), and yes, even Conan O'Brien. In the video below, you can see a brief Hitchcock-esque cameo of what seems to be a silhouette of Jack White's perma-hatted head at 0:53. The Kids' stripped-down stomp and soul performance oscillated between demure melodies and simultaneous instrumental collisions that no doubt shook the floor and pleased Mr. White. A recording of the live performance will be released by Third Man on an exclusive vinyl-only pressing. The band has bleached out their whisky-stained sound in favor of a slick studio album, which will cause them to lose some die-hard fans. But with any hope, their new direction will be a formula to rockstar success.
Watch Cold War Kids perform the spooky 'Cold Toes on the Cold Floor' off their latest album at Third Man.
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