Behave Yourself (EP)

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Behave Yourself
EP by
ReleasedDecember 21, 2009 (2009-12-21) (iTunes)
January 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)
GenreIndie rock, soul
LabelDowntown, V2
ProducerMatt Wignall[1]
Cold War Kids chronology
Live from the Paradiso
Behave Yourself
Mine Is Yours
Singles from Behave Yourself
  1. "Audience"
    Released: December 1, 2009[2]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[5]
Spin3/5 stars[7]

'Behave Yourself' is the seventh EP by the American indie rock band Cold War Kids. It was released on iTunes December 21, 2009[8] 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,[9] 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 full-length debut Robbers & Cowards. The digital release debuted at number 177 on the Billboard 200.[10]

Track listing[edit]

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. ^ "Behave Yourself - Cold War Kids | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Modern Rock – Airplay Archive". FMQB. Mediaspan Online Services. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Reviews for Behave Yourself [EP] by Cold War Kids". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Solomon, Blake (January 20, 2010). "Cold War Kids - Behave Yourself EP". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved December 22, 2016.[dead link]
  5. ^ Phares, Heather. "Review: Behave Yourself". AllMusic. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
  6. ^ Rivera, Daniel (January 27, 2010). "Album Review: Cold War Kids - Behave Yourself". Prefix. Prefix Media Inc. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  7. ^ Kornhaber, Spencer (January 26, 2010). "Cold War Kids, 'Behave Yourself' (Nonesuch)". Spin. SpinMedia. Archived from the original on February 2, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Behave Yourself - EP by Cold War Kids". iTunes Store (US). Apple. December 21, 2009. Archived from the original on March 29, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  9. ^ "Cold War Kids EP Behave Yourself Out This January". Prefix. Prefix Media Inc. October 26, 2009. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  10. ^ "Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 15, 2012.