Announcement…Hard to believe it’s been over a year since we put out a full album. “Ways” in many “ways” opened a lot of doors for us. Over 5 million streams, so thank you to everyone that had rocked it. Today I’m very happy to announce that our first single “Hard Times” from the upcoming HEAVY SHOES album will be released March 25th, just three weeks away. This album has been so long in the making, such a long and winding road to finish, can’t tell you how excited we are to finally start to release it. I will be posting a pre-save link and clip hopefully within the next week, and we will be doing some very cool giveaways attached to the pre-release. Stay tuned, I think this one has been worth the wait, and we have some tricks up our sleeves….
And we are live…. Please take a moment and check out our new EP “Black Sunset” today.
Presave on Spotify here –> Just Before the Dawn
7/31/20- Third World War
8/7/20- Just Beyond the Dawn (first acoustic song from the “Ghosts Upon Ghosts” album
8/21/20- Black Sunset EP Full release
9/4/20- surprise release
9/18/20- “Gone” 2nd acoustic release from “Ghosts Upon Ghosts”
10/2/20- “What Happened to You” 3rd release from “Ghosts Upon Ghosts” album.
10/16/20- First single from “Heavy Shoes” album drops TBA
11/6/20- 2nd single from “Heavy Shoes” is released TBA.
11/20/20- “Heavy Shoes” album release cd and limited vinyl available.
FANS Call to action! Presave link- https://show.co/TDGEDDc
Ok folks, we are TWO days from the release of our first single of 2020 “The Wicked and the Cursed”. This song starts the barrage of new music we will be dropping over the next 12 months. We really need your help- these days it’s imperative that we hit ground running day of single release, and it will help set the tone for playlist opportunities. If you are on @Spotify please take a moment to click the “pre-save” link in our bio and add the song now. Man, this one has been a long time coming and we hope you dig it. Much love!
Starting June 5th 2020 The Cold Stares will release a new song every two weeks for 12 months.
Initially our plan was to release three albums this year. After thought and discussion and putting ourselves in our fans shoes we thought this might be a better and creative way to proceed. As the songs release they will populate the albums and ep’s they belong to as well as become available for physical purchase if that’s your thing too. With the current environment smashing a lot of touring a festival plans we had, we were looking for a way to continue building the relationship we have with our fans and felt like this would be the route. In addition to the two week releases, on off weeks we will be having livestream performances that will include interactive set lists with our fans, video performances of the new songs for YouTube and special fan only merch deals.
We’ve always been about going about things on our own path in new ways and hope you will join us
June 1st The Cold States will release a new EP titled “Black Sunset”.
The four track EP was written and recorded over 3 days in April.
With the “Heavy Shoes” project held up for the quarantine to be over in Memphis,
and the “Ghosts Upon Ghosts” album not set for release until the fall we thought you guys might like to hear a project we’ve done during the lockdown to hold you over.
Inspiration hit last week, and one thing I try to explain about songwriting to people is you can’t force it,
and when it does come, stop and create. All 4 songs were written within a matter of hours, and recorded
within a couple days. The first single will probably sneak out in the next few weeks.
This is the most “rock and roll” project that we have done, and we hope you enjoy it.
Podcast with Jay from The Hook, interviewing Chris Tapp of The Cold Stares.
Faced with the ultimate uncertainty of his own life, Chris Tapp of The Cold Stares never gave up. A rock ‘n’ roll journey that is like no other, filled with enough countless challenges and setbacks for several lifetimes, their story of perseverance is absolutely inspiring. With songs powered by honesty and endless depth I’m certain their music and story will resonate with you. Enjoy the show!Jay from The Hook Rocks on Soundcloud
Their latest release Ways features thirteen tracks illustrative of the musical maelstrom these two musicians conjure; the wall of sound conjured by two musicians impress live attendees without fail. Mullins and Tapp boast an impressive discography, but show no signs of slowing down – Ways is the band’s most fully realized effort yet and demonstrates continued exponential songwriting growth.Read more here–>> Review by Garth Thomas – thehollywooddigest.com
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