145. Cold War Kids - ‘Loyalty to Loyalty’ + Grateful Dead

Cold War Kids - ‘Loyalty to Loyalty’ + Grateful Dead

Ingredients: 1 ounce tequila, 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce light rum, 1 ounce gin, 1 ounce Chambord raspberry liqueur.  

Mixing Instructions: Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Pour into an ice-filled highball and serve.

Notes: There is a desperation in the voice of Nathan Willett that makes you listen.  You can almost picture the Cold War Kids lead singer being dragged away like a crazed man to a prison cell as he pleads with the listener throughout the course of the band’s second album, Loyalty to Loyalty.  Filled with political and philosophical meanderings, the album is the darker, more interesting sister to their debut, Robbers & Cowards.  One should approach this album like they’d approach getting lost in a dense jungle, with reckless curiosity and strong drink.

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