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Forever Whatever CD

Cold Fronts Forever Whatever CD

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Craig Almquist, the leader and constant force behind the Philadelphia-based band Cold Fronts, has mastered the art of “whatever.” And not in the typical, snarky, post-millennial “who cares” sense—when Almquist uses the “W” word, it’s a badge of honor, a trophy for a guy who can roll with the punches like the best of them—anyplace, anytime, and for eternity. 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? After releasing their EP, Forever last year, Cold Fronts are set to release their first full-length LP on Sire Records, Forever Whatever, this fall. Cold Fronts have shared stages with The Cribs, The Vaccines, The Districts, and more, while Almquist identifies FIDLAR, Wavves, The Orwells, and Mac Demarco as some of his favorite peer musicians. And there are elements of those acts in the sound of Forever Whatever, in addition to influence from older bands like The Strokes and Phoenix. Chiming guitars mix with cruising bass lines, drums punch, and Almquist’s vocals clip along joyfully, often hitting falsetto high notes before soaring into power choruses. His lyrics toe the line of mystery, with cryptic references to relationships of unknown size and shape, but the sing-along quality of the songs have the ability to connect to a mass audience—something that is sure to happen as the band gains more and more experience in different places. For Almquist, Cold Fronts is an outlet to exercise his insatiable energy for creating. And learning to deal with all the “whatevers” in his world has only made him work harder and dream bigger. 

Tracklist:
01 Buschleague
02 Know It All
03 Catch
04 Primetime
05 Permanent Record
06 Energy Waster
07 Hit Me
08 Radio
09 Hurts To Be Away
10 Darling