The duo of vocalist/guitarist Chris Tapp and drummer Brian Mullins, under the name The Cold Stares, isn’t your everyday indie act. The pair commands national recognition thanks to their cracking blend of rock and blues. The mix they bring to these time-tested forms balances the fundamentals giving each style its enduring appeal while delivering music that sounds fresh rather than retrofitted for modern audiences. Their latest studio release Ways packs a hard-nosed wallop over the course of thirteen songs and likewise shows the continued growth of their songwriting within a familiar frame. I think The Cold Stares are far more than a throwback act; this collection has relevance rather than reveling in a dimming past and they fill each performance with edgy urgency.
LAST FEW HOURS TO PRESAVE! Hey fans please take a moment to presave “WAYS” on the link below. If you are using Spotify or one of the streaming services it costs you ZERO to presave the album but it can help us so much tomorrow on release day to get into the charts and playlists! Click the link below to do so and you get a free unreleased track “What Happened to You” on a link when it’s completed. Takes 30 seconds! PRESAVE HERE!
“What Happened To You” will be a free download for anyone pre-saving the full WAYS album. We will have a link soon, and if you have already pre-saved the album message us and we will send you the download link. Hope you dig it-
This Friday October 4th “I Was A Fool” the first single from “WAYS BLUE” drops. The BLUE EP features- “I Was A Fool” “Going Down Easy” “Ways” And “Headstone Blues”. Recorded at legendary Sam Phillips studio in Memphis Tennessee, the full BLUE EP comes out Friday October 11th.
Sitting in the dark going through the final touches of the acoustic EP portion of WAYS. Definitely the most thought and effort I’ve ever put into a project. There’s not a note or syllable that’s not been purposely chosen, not any detail of the artwork without meaning. Hoping it conveys to our fans the same. A lot of journeys to follow and stories to lose yourself in on this album. Hope you will join us for the ride-
Very excited to announce that The Cold Stares have signed with a national booking agency this week. What this means is outside of all the shows already posted on the website, you will also see more tour dates added soon in many new markets across the country. Our team is all very stoked and looking forward to getting The Cold Stares out in front of their fans in the states and overseas!