Cold Sweats

Cold Sweats

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Though their forthcoming self titled LP marks their official debut, New York based Cold Sweats is the culmination and realization of an upbringing in the small but passionate punk and hardcore scene of upstate New York, and years spent touring the country in bands that ran both the DIY circuit, as well as established venues. Currently based in both Binghamton and Brooklyn, New York bassist Brandon Musa, drummer Alex Craver, and guitarist Peter Ives grew up within a small community of bands that often shared stages and members, eventually leading to all three members joining together in the band Summer People. After a string of successful albums, and a rigorous touring schedule in a veggie oil powered van that earned them a loyal following across the country, Summer People called it quits, but the former bandmates soon found themselves playing together once again, and working on a new project that would become Cold Sweats. An amalgam of dirty gritty rock n’ roll with sometimes violent and jarring guitar riffs that lay on top melodic progressions, warm bass tones, and bombastic drums, their lo-fi cacophonous sound belies thoughtful songwriting, and intentionality. The band’s self titled debut, produced by Hunter Davidsohn was recorded in a destitute abandoned area of Binghamton, home to Twilight Zone creator Rod Sterling, and bassist Brandon Musa credits that creepy unsettling backdrop with influencing the bands sound, jokingly referring to it as “Rod Sterling punk.” With all three members heavily contributing to the writing process, and assigning vocal duties based on who fits each song, Cold Sweats is very much the sum of its parts. While rooted in their collective vision for the band, the member’s individual voices come through in both performance and composition creating a sound influenced by a range of genres, and artists that is uniquely their own.