The Cold Stares releases Ways (LP)

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.

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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

LAST FEW HOURS TO PRESAVE!

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!

Interview with 95.7 about the band and the new album. Thanks to 95.7 The Rock and Spence for having us-

WAYS by The Cold Stares

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-

Folks, I can’t begin to say what this means to us…

Folks, I can’t begin to say what this means to us or how humbling it is.
Lots of stuff going on behind the scenes that I wanted to share but didn’t want to spoil, Joe trying to help us is one. Don’t even have the words to express my gratitude at the moment.
PLEASE if you’re a fan/friend of the band drop by Joe Bonamassa on Instagram and show him some love on this post, would mean the world to us. Thank you!

“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

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

TCS Live Q&A from Sam Phillips studio in Memphis!

Hey folks, we will be going LIVE tomorrow Sunday the 26th at 4pm Central from Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis on Facebook followed by 4:15pm Central here on Instagram to answer questions about the new record, recording process and anything else you guys are interested in! Please join us and share.

The Cold Stares

Photo by Alex Morgan

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