Philadelphia indie rock outfit Cold Fronts has undergone many lineup changes since its inception in 2010. The band has shuffled through 15 members, but founder Craig Almquist has been the lone constant. Now essentially a solo band, Cold Fronts has persevered and shared the stage with the likes of FIDLAR and Mac Demarco. Following up on the release of the project’s Forever EP, Almquist is preparing to drop Cold Fronts’ debut full-length, Forever Whatever, on October 23rd via Sire Records. As a first listen to the new material, he’s shared the driving single “Buschleague”.
“’Buschleague’ is about being told you you’re not good enough,” Almquist tells Consequence Of Sound. “It’s about being treated like amateur when you know you’re destined to be pro. Its about saying fuck it, I’m not going to listen to people who try and get in the way of my dreams, I don’t care if I am buschleague, I like what I do and I’m only going to get better.”
The rambunctious track balances Almquist’s slacker aesthetic with that determined credo he talks about. Explosive guitar tone and thundering drums create waves of riffs for his voice to surf across like a harbinger of “whatever.” Operating with pop punk proficiency, Almquist spends the track squashing those thoughts of inadequacy under the power of righteous noise.
Listen in below.
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