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Cold Fronts make a return with ‘Holidaze’

Following the release of their full-length Forever Whatever, the Philadelphia-based Cold Fronts have finally unveiled their first new music in the two years since. The indie rockers debuted “Holidaze” on June 16th, a fast-paced sunny rocker that will be a go-to jam on all of your summer playlists.


“Holidaze” is the first of three singles that Cold Fronts plans to release during over summer, telling fans that the singles will be released with the intention of getting music back into the open again rather than to allude to an album. However, don’t get disheartened, in the same breath they’ve said they’re incredibly close and ‘just putting the finishing touches’ on a full length body of music too. Two more singles and an album, not a bad summer it seems.

Cold Fronts have shared stages with indie legends like The Cribs, The Vaccines, The Districts, and more, while Almquist identifies FIDLAR, Wavves, The Orwells, and Mac Demarco as some of his favorite peer musicians. And there are elements of those acts in the sound of Forever Whatever, in addition to influence from older bands like The Strokes and Phoenix.

Chiming guitars mix with cruising bass lines, drums punch, and Almquist’s vocals clip along joyfully, often hitting falsetto high notes before soaring into power choruses. His lyrics toe the line of mystery, with cryptic references to relationships of unknown size and shape, but the sing-along quality of the songs have the ability to connect to a mass audience—something that is sure to happen as the band gains more and more experience in different places.

‘Holidaze’ especially clips along joyfully, slinky guitars pushing up against upbeat, punching drums. It’s no doubt going to go down very well in the bright sunshine of the summer. Have a listen of the song here.


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