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
Any Way the Wind Blows” opens The Cold Stares’ latest release Ways with a swaggering blast of laser focused quasi-Zeppelin riffing. Chris Tapp’s superb guitar work might benefit from a little additional production heft, but it nonetheless possesses an inexorable steamroller like quality flattening listeners from the outset and highlighting the duo’s tight compositional discipline. Tapp never risks self-indulgence; there are no masturbatory solos or instrumental breaks. He does pepper his playing with tasty tempo shifts however. Some listeners will wish the production dialed back Mullins’ drum sound some, but few if any will find fault with his playing. It gives the track a satisfying muscular swing.Read more here –> Review by Michael Rand – Mobangeles.com
November 15th our new video for the single “Into Black” will premiere on the @classicrockmag website. The following week on November 22nd the single officially drops worldwide. Thanks to everyone at radio stations around the globe that are already spinning “Into Black” and of course @kroq 106.7 Los Angeles
Video directed and filmed by our friend Alex Morgan.
If you haven’t heard our new album “WAYS” check it out!
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
Out today! Check out the explosive new album from The Cold Stares “Ways”. All digital links HERE – > WAYS
CD’s and Vinyl coming soon!
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!
“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-
This Friday October 4th “I Was A Fool” the first single from “WAYS BLUE” drops. The BLUE EP features-
“I Was A Fool”
“Going Down Easy”
And “Headstone Blues”.
Recorded at legendary Sam Phillips studio in Memphis Tennessee, the full BLUE EP comes out Friday October 11th.
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!