Cold Fronts To Release Sophomore Album
Fantasy Du Jour on 4/20 via Sire Records
Noisey Premieres First Single "Staying In"
Philly indie rock band Cold Fronts are set to release their sophomore album Fantasy Du Jour on 4/20 via Sire Records.
Premiering today at Noisey is their first single "Staying In", a boisterous quip about smoking weed and ordering takeout. Calling it a "perfectly formed nugget of slacker rock," Noisey goes on to say "Punk had the Descendents and their coffee mugs; indie currently has a king of the stay-home-and-light-up crew in Mac DeMarco. And so Cold Fronts channel a combination of those much-loved maligerers and more, on 'Staying In,' which is a fuzzy ode to hanging loose." Check out the rest of the premiere HERE.
Listen/embed the track via Soundcloud
Recorded over the course of three weeks in early 2017 in New York City, Fantasy Du Jour marks the first time the band in its current iteration fully collaborated on a body of work. Consisting of Craig Almquist (vocals/guitar), Max Steen (guitar), Alex Luquet (bass) and Joe Killian (drums), the quartet spent the past three years honing their sound through extensive touring with the likes of White Reaper, The Weeks, Hinds and Sunflower Bean, as well as subsequent group writing sessions. Watch their recent Paste session HERE.
The band has also launched a Noisetrade campaign where fans can download five songs including previews of Fantasy Du Jour as well as older rare material. Check it out HERE.
Formed in 2010 by lead singer/guitarist Craig Almquist, the band were discovered in 2012 while playing an impromptu show on the streets of Austin at SXSW. Passing by and liking what he heard, legendary Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein asked for a CD. One year later, the band was signed to Sire Records and released their debut album Forever Whatever in 2015. The band have previously been featured in Consequence of Sound, Pigeons & Planes, Nylon and Urban Outfitters who said "This is a group that can knock out raw and catchy garage-pop songs one by one."
Upcoming Tour Dates
02/06 - The Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
02/10 - Great Scott - Allston, MA ^
03/03 - DC9 Nightclub - Washington D.C.**
03/04 - House Show - Harrisonburg, VA **
03/05 - The Southern Theater - Charlottesville, VA **
03/06 - On Pop of the World - Greensboro, NC **
03/07 - The Basement - Nashville, TN **
03/09 - House Show - Fayetteville, AR **
03/10 - Axelrad - Houston, TX **
03/12 - 03/18 - SXSW - Austin, TX
03/23 - House Show - Philadelphia, PA
03/24 - Elsewhere - Brooklyn, NY
^ with Weakened Friends
**with High Waisted