The Cold Beat (Allston, MA)
Chris Amaral – vocals / guitar
Mike Vera – bass / vocals
Dan Webb – drums / vocals
Get Safe (Self-Released)
Release Date: August 24, 2010
In a little over a year The Cold Beat have released an EP, a 7” and are now back with their debut full-length, entitled Get Safe. The album expands the band’s anthemic take on punk-influenced rock n’ roll. Words like modest and working class might get thrown around rather easily when it comes to The Cold Beat but don’t let that fool you. These boys can write a melody and back it up in full force with some pounding, catchy rhythms.
Featuring current members of Where The Land Meets The Sea and Dan Webb And The Spiders as well as former members of Lock And Key, The Call Up, inblackandwhite and The Murder Mile, The Cold Beat delivers an album chock full of mature roots rock anthems with a youthful punk energy. Get Safe sees the trio expanding instrumentally with flourishes of organ and horn. Those additions only enhance the band’s songwriting chops and lends to the tailor-made choruses that leave the listener searching for the repeat button.
The Cold Beat’s songs remain ultra-melodic but show off a renewed depth. There is a darkness and a sense of urgency that is palpable here. Get Safe is anything but safe and the band has given us an album that breathes sincerity and authenticity. The Cold Beat sure didn’t take long to deliver on the promise of their earlier efforts. The band has arrived well ahead of schedule.
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A sweet, multi-colored slab of wax from two of Boston’s most promising upstarts, this limited 7″ Split between The Cold Beat and Movers & Shakers occupies a well-worn spot somewhere amongst a gritty, DIY punk rock aesthetic, rustic americana and the loose, jangly indie rock that’s been pouring out of garages and basements of the working class since the the early 80s. While The Cold Beat’s two songs gravitate toward a dirtier, darker territory, and Movers & Shakers’ cuts are more upbeat and sunny, both bands play a ragged, organic brand of rock ‘n’ roll that’s a little messy, really vibrant and a hell of a lot of fun.
Kicking off Side A of the split, The Cold Beat takes the foundations of its debut, Dumbwaiter, and that EP’s Replacements-esque anthems and cranks up the urgency and desperation a few notches to create two new songs that are darker and more desperate sounding than anything it has done in the past. It goes a long way to create some real palpable tension within the tracks, bovershadows the band’s natural proclivity for unforgettable melodies, soaring harmonies and crunchy riffs. Read more …
Release Date: April 28, 2009
Imagine that you reside in a modest, working class Boston neighborhood. You’ve been part of an admittedly incestuous music scene, playing local punk bands for nearly a decade. You enjoy grabbing a cold beer or two (or five) after work. You hate the Yankees, love the Sox…and you’d be hard pressed to choose between Let It Be and Tim…although truth be told, you kind of prefer Sorry Ma anyway.
Given these circumstances, there’s a really good chance that you play in The Cold Beat and you just released Dumbwiater, an impressive debut chock-full of ragged, messy and honest rock ‘n’ roll anthems. Read more…
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