Behave Yourself (EP)

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Behave Yourself
EP by Cold War Kids
Released December 21, 2009 (2009-12-21) (iTunes)
January 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)
Recorded 2009
Genre Indie rock, soul
Length 14:37
Label Downtown, V2
Cold War Kids chronology
Live from the Paradiso
Behave Yourself
Mine Is Yours
Singles from Behave Yourself
  1. "Audience"
    Released: December 1, 2009[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

'Behave Yourself' is the seventh EP by the American indie rock band Cold War Kids. It was released on iTunes December 21, 2009[3] and the physical version was released on January 19, 2010.

The EP was announced on their official website on October 26, 2009. A 1-minute teaser trailer was uploaded to YouTube the same day. To promote the album, they played four shows in support of the release,[4] with Flashy Python as a supporting act. The EP's artwork reads "These songs were recorded some time between "Loyalty" and now. They didn't belong there but kept hanging around, started trouble, made friends, and insisted they be heard". "Sermons" is a re-recording of the track "Sermons vs. the Gospel" that initially appeared on the With Our Wallets Full EP and as a hidden track at the end of their debut full-length Robbers & Cowards. The digital release debuted at number 177 on the Billboard 200.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Audience"   3:02
2. "Coffee Spoon"   3:54
3. "Santa Ana Winds"   2:31
4. "Sermons vs. the Gospel"   4:33
5. "Baby Boy"   0:37


  • Nathan Willett – vocals, piano, guitar
  • Matt Maust – bass guitar
  • Jonnie Russell – guitar, piano, vocals
  • Matt Aveiro – drums


  1. ^ "Modern Rock – Airplay Archive". FMQB (Mediaspan Online Services). Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Review: Behave Yourself". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Behave Yourself - EP by Cold War Kids". iTunes Store (US). Apple. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Cold War Kids EP Behave Yourself Out This January | Prefix". Prefix. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  5. ^ "Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved 2012-01-15.