Heavy Blues Duo The Cold Stares Dissect Their New Album ‘Ways’

Consisting of musicians Chris Tapp (guitar and vocals) and Brian Mullins (drums), Evansville Indiana’s The Cold Stares play some unavoidably catchy blues-rock that’s been turning heads at an increasing rate since the band’s inception in 2012. Today, as the duo continue to celebrate the October 18th release of their latest studio recording, WAYS, via AntiFragile Music (find pre-save/order options here), we’re thrilled to exclusively share Chris Tapp’s track-by-track rundown of each of the album’s thirteen stupendous songs.

Excerpt from Sax & Violins Blues Feature of The Cold Stares by Christopher Gonda

June 2019 Release of “White” EP.

June 2019 the first of three EP’s that will comprise the album WAYS will drop on @antifragilemusic The White EP is comprised of 4 acoustic based songs including-
1-Angeline
2-It Ain’t Me
3-Thorns
4-Jackson Mississippi
Leading up to the release we will be doing a break down and backstory to each song, lyrics and clips.

Ways 1 of 3 Acoustic

Mountain crosses over 2,000,000 streams on Spotify!

So this happened yesterday. Our album “Mountain” crossed over 2,000,000 @spotify streams and around 3,000,000 total digital streams in 3 months. Thank you to @classicrockmag @thisisrockmagazine – all the radio around the world and DJ’s that have added songs off the album, and especially our fans who tirelessly share our music. Thank you to @tntanimalkingdom @nfl @xgames @monsterenergy @dodgeofficial for licensing our music. We are so fortunate to be playing rock and roll right now and are very humbled by the response to this album. Cannot wait for the world to hear our next album WAYS this summer!

Listen to Mountain HERE!

“The Gospel Blues…” – Release Dates!

“The Gospel Blues and Southern Gothic Companion” by Chris Tapp – Available for pre-order March 1st and download the single “Killing Machine.”

Full album release date March 15th.

High Plains
Killing Machine
Mind on Jesus
The River
Wade in the Darkness
Under His Command
If Your Way Gets Dark
Lead’em On
Last of Grace
Mountain
Medicine Wheel

“The Southern Gospel…” Solo album update

Finishing touches on first solo album today. “The Southern Gothic and Gospel Blues Companion”. What started as a 4 song EP has turned into an full album of western cinema work, gospel blues and modern southern gothic. Has been a labor of love. #thesoutherngothicandgospelbluescompanion #nationalestralita #deltablues #gospelblues #southerngothic #resonator #blues #countryblues #blindwilliejohnson #slideguitar #nationalguitars #melancholy #southern #crestonguitars #swampy Chris Tapp Southern Gothic and Gospel Blues Companion March 15th 2017

High Plains-
Killing Machine
Mind on Jesus
The River
Wade in the Darkness
Under His Command
If Your Way Gets Dark
Lead’em On
Last of Grace
Mountain
Medicine Wheel