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The year 2020 finds Cold War Kids in a new creative chapter: they've released the first in a planned trilogy of albums titled 'New Age Norms,' and they've dropped an acoustic EP, 'Strings & Keys.' Ahead of their sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Cold War Kids' Nathan Willett and Matt Schwartz visited The Current studio to play songs and to talk with host Mac Wilson.
Montreal band Half Moon Run visited The Current studio to play songs from their latest album, 'A Blemish in the Great Light,' as well as a track from their 2012 release, 'Dark Eyes.'
Nominated for Grammys in four different categories, including Best Americana Album, English singer-songwriter Yola visited The Current to play songs from her acclaimed record, 'Walk Through Fire.'
Watch the Grammy-nominated band from Austin, Texas, perform a stunning set in the First Avenue mainroom in Minneapolis.