Cold War Kids Showcase "Behave Yourself," Creedence Cover Live at Rolling Stone

February 5, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Cold Wars Kids recently stopped by the Rolling Stone offices for an intimate performance of a pair of songs off the band's recent EP Behave Yourself. Above, watch the Long Beach indie rockers showcase the EP's opening track "Audience," then hit the jump for two more songs: Behave Yourself's "Santa Ana Winds" and a moving cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Cosmo's Factory closer "Long As I Can See the Light," which the band has been performing live at recent shows.

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