Here are a few things about Cold War Kids that you can use to impress your friends.
(1) All of the original members of the band met at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. This explains some of the Christian symbolism that shows up in their lyrics.
(2) The name “Cold War Kids” was inspired by a park in Budapest, Hungary, where the new regime dumped all the old communist statues. The young people who hung around that park all came of age during the last years of the Cold War, hence the phrase “Cold War kids.”
(3) They did something really cool with Stella Artois, the Belgian brewery. Using nothing but Stella beer glasses, they created something called “Chalice Symphony” which then became part of a Stella TV campaign and a viral YouTube video. I imagine they also got all the beer they could drink. Nice work if you can get it.