They also announce live dates

Cold War Kids have announced that they intend to release their highly anticipated sophomore album this autumn.

The Southern California rockers have been in the studio working on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2006’s ‘Robbers & Cowards’, which is due out in the US this September.

The band have posted a brief in-studio video clip on their website.

Meanwhile, the band will play several live dates this summer and fall, kicking off at Celebrate Brooklyn on Friday (June 27) and concluding at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans on October 26.

The tour dates are:

Prospect Park, NY Celebrate Brooklyn (June 27)

San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival (August 22)

Los Angeles, CA Sunset Junction Festival (23)

Bend, OR Les Schwab Amp (24)

San Diego, CA Street Scene (September 20)

Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom (27)

Vancouver, Canada Richards on Richards (28)

Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market (29)

Boise, ID The Neurolux (October 1)

Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue (2)

Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre (3)

Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café (10)

Chicago, IL Vic Theatre (11)

Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club (14)

New York, NY Webster Hall (15)

Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg (16)

Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts (17)

Washington, DC Nightclub 9:30 (18)

Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle (20)

Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge (21)

Ft. Worth, TX Lola’s (23)

Austin, TX Emo’s Alt. Lounge-Outside (24)

Houston, TX Warehouse Live (25)

New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music Experience (26)

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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