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Listen to Cold Fronts’ return with summer jam “Holidaze”

Cold Fronts | by CJ Harvey via https://www.facebook.com/ColdFrontsMusic/

Following the release of their full-length Forever Whatever, the Philadelphia-based Cold Fronts have finally unveiled their first new music in the two years since. The indie rockers debuted “Holidaze” on June 16th, a fast-paced sunny rocker that will be a go-to jam on all of your summer playlists. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Cruisr at Ortlieb’s, Tift Merrit at World Cafe Downstairs, and Lily Mae at World Cafe Live upstairs stage

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CRUISR | photo by Melissa Tilley | courtesy of the artist

Local indie-pop favorites Cruisr will headline an ACLU Benefit show tonight at Ortlieb’s. Though the trio’s been taking some time away to work on their new album, their single “Take That” is playfully peppy enough to keep fans jamming until the release. Rounding out the lineup for the night will be local synth-pop extraordinaires, Suburban Living, and beachy-punk outfit, Cold Fronts. Get more info on the 21+ show here, and listen to Cruisr’s infectious track “Take That” below. Continue reading →

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Cruisr, Suburban Living, Cold Fronts team up for ACLU benefit at Ortlieb’s

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CRUISR | photo by Melissa Tilley | courtesy of the artist

On Wednesday, March 29th, Cruisr, Suburban Living, and Cold Fronts will host a show at Ortlieb’s in Northern Liberties with proceeds supporting the American Civil Liberties Union. The trio of indie pop / rock favorites have added their names to a growing list of local bands that are organizing benefit shows and releases in the days since inauguration.

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Read an Urban Outfitters interview with Cold Fronts, listen to “Miss Austin” featuring Lucy Stone

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Cold Fronts | photo courtesy of the artist

Cold Fronts have shared a new single called “Miss Austin” on the Urban Outfitters blog, paired with an interview with frontman Craig Almquist. The track is the first bit of new music we’re hearing from the local outfit since last year’s Sire Records debut Whatever Forever, and it’s showing us a low-key side of the usually energetic band.

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Cold Fronts announce tour, share “Energy Waster” video

Cold Fronts | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Philly indie rockers Cold Fronts recently released their debut record Forever Whatever last October, and they just shared their tour-centric video for the energetic “Energy Waster.”

The band, fronted by vocalist/guitarist Craig Almquist, is currently down in Austin to play SXSW (which is where Almquist was discovered by Sire Records’ Seymour Stein in 2012). Their fast-paced power pop is highlighted on “Energy Waster” with its harmonized guitars and exuberant lyrics. Continue reading →

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Local bands will face off at Drexel’s Battlefest II

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Abi Reimold | photo by Haley Richter | haleyrichterphoto.com | courtesy of the artist

Cold Fronts, Abi Reimold and Edelweiss will face-off at Mad Dragon Music Group’s Battlefest II, performing round-robin style at the Pearlstein Gallery in Drexel’s URBN Center Annex on Wednesday, February 24th.

Less battle of the bands and more Jools Holland-esque showcase, the local outfits will be set up simultaneously and will perform one song at a time before handing the mic off to the next group. Continue reading →