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Cold War Kids. These guys put forth a good set, with ample hits to assuage the crowd with some sing-along-ops. Nathan Willett had good energy and stage presence, with a little bit of a Win Butler (Arcade Fire) vibe. The band was surely working hard, especially considering the midday heat, but something about the set never left the ground. “Royal Blue” seemed down-tempo and draggy, but “Hang Me Up To Dry” evoked a massive sing along and the crowd seemed engaged. Highlight of the set was probably a debut of their new song “Baby Skin,” which had a full, voluminous sound and really brought energy to stage.
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