Presave “The Wicked and the Cursed” by The Cold Stares

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!

New music news for 2020 and beyond!

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

The Cold Stares – Black Sunset

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.

Free download for pre-saving the full WAYS album

“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-

“Might As Well Die”, the first single from…

“Might As Well Die”, the first single from the 2nd EP of the “Ways” album, “Ways White”, releases tonight at midnight. The song was recorded after the album was finished, and released on social media as a B-side for our fans. After the overwhelming response to the song, our label asked to add it to the record. We felt like it fit in nicely in the dark ballad and southern feel of WAYS WHITE. A special song to me as a songwriter, not really written to be heard- but connecting with so many people. We hope you will stream and share with your friends tomorrow- “Might as Well Die” by The Cold Stares

Might As Well Die

I was standing at the water’s edge
Wondering how it felt drown
Rather you tie me to cinder block
And send me on my way down
Then to tell me that I’ve lost my love
And have to say goodbye
My sun rises and sets in her eyes
And I know, lord I know, deep inside

I might as well die, might as well put me in the ground and say your goodbye,
In the sweet by and by, Lord knows if I can’t have her love, I might as well die

She held the key that opened up my cell
She sat me free and cared for me
She never asked about the scars I bore
Or the places I had seen
So find yourself a firing squad
And a tall oak tree
If you can’t see well enough to shoot me down
String me up, swing me high and set me free

Cause I might as well die, might as well put me in the ground and say your goodbye
In the sweet by and by, Lord knows if I can’t have her love, I might as well die

Release of WAYS Black EP

I couldn’t let the release of WAYS Black EP come out without mentioning “Into Black”. I’m attached to this record probably more than any we have done, and all of these songs are special to me I’m different ways. But, “Into Black” has always had a quality to it, a weight to it, that as a songwriter you always search for but at times you almost are afraid to open the door to. If you’ve ever lost something or someone and would have done anything to have them back then I hope the song speaks to you. It’s a heavy sentiment with a heavy riff.

Online tonight at midnight-

“Into Black”
A 1000 miles I have crawled for you
The sun and wind have burned my skin
And though my rider has abandoned me
I still seek your face again
And I will see you in the end

And I stood at the edge of the earth
And I stepped off into black
And I fell through the gates of hell
Just so I could get you back, just so I could get you back

A 1000 days I have searched for you
Traveled through distant lands
And though this world has forsaken me
I will seek your face again
I will see you in the end

And I stood at the edge of the earth
And I stepped off into black
And I fell through the gates of hell
Just so I could get you back, just so I could get you back

Release of WAYS Black EP

“White Girl” has been released!

And we are LIVE. “White Girl” The first single off of “WAYS” album and the “WAYS BLACK” EP has been released today. First 48 hours are so crucial to making playlists and features so please, if you dig it stream and share with your friends today.
Massive amount of work going into this album, and it feels amazing for it to finally start to see light. Hit the road for tour this morning and check in with you all soon!

Stream White Girl from your streaming service here! –> White Girl