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

Ways Blue is available now!

Ways Blue is available now on streaming outlets! This portion of the album was such a blast to make at @samphillipsrecording in Memphis and we hope you’ll enjoy it.

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“Ways”
Oh she had her ways
Ways like a woman child
Said she’d never stay
Thought of it just drove her wild
Mother wasn’t worth a damn
You know her father didn’t care
So she painted it upon her face
And combed it through her hair

She’s the queen of broken hearts
Wrote the script and played the part
Patron saint of love betrayed
Oh that girl she had her ways

Oh she had her ways
Ways like a wounded child
Day after day
All he did was criticize
He’d say she wasn’t worth a damn
Said her friends they didn’t care
So she painted it upon her face
And combed it through her hair

She’s the queen of broken hearts
Wrote the script and played the part
Patron saint of love betrayed
Oh that girl she had her ways…

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-

And that’s a wrap for “Ways”

And that’s a wrap. 18 hour day concludes the recording and mixing of WAYS. Beyond exhausted. Can’t tell you how hard this crew worked on this album. Going to NYC to Andy Vandette for mastering this week and we hope to be able to share release dates soon. @briandadrumma @letsjumpin @wes_lee_ @samphillipsrecording