Whatever: Cold Fronts – “Energy Wasters”

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Cold Fronts

“Energy Wasters”


The legend of Cold Fronts goes like this: The band was playing an impromptu show in the streets of Austin at SXSW in 2012 when the legendary Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein passed by. Liking what he heard, Stein asked Almquist for a CD. Almquist had no idea that his admirer was none other than the man who once signed the Ramones, Talking Heads, and Madonna, and only two weeks later did he understand his good fortune. A year later, Stein signed the band to Sire. Whatever, right?  Well, Almquist had the first album ready to go, but he almost gave up because the wheels moved too slow for him.  Luckily he stuck with, and Cold Fronts released their EP, also proving once again that Stein has THE EAR.  Cold Fronts is a punk/skater band that is fun as hell.  Whatever, right?  I love this band.  This is one of the most fun bands I’ve heard and I especially needed this kick of adrenaline after the loss of so many idols in the past years, including the Ramones.  Cold Fronts has that Ramone fun with a John Lydon serious disdain for the conventional that certainly works.  Listen to them.  Kick ass with them.  Punk has been saved.

Tour dates

03.26 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
03.28 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
03.29 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
03.31 – Washington, DC – Black Cat

Har Mar Superstar
04.11 – Toronto, CAN – The Cave at Lee’s Palace
04.12 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
04.14 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

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