Alternative rockers Cold are set to release their sixth studio album and Napalm Records debut, “The Things We Can’t Stop.” Pre-order the album at: https://coldarmy.com.
Today the band presents the third song from “The Things We Can’t Stop.” Get a first listen of “The Devil We Know,” below.
“The song evolved from seeing people fighting on social media and on the news states SW. People getting gaslighted daily. I had enough of all the noise from it. It’s basically a siren for the silent majority to stand up and take control back. A revolution.”
In support of the album, Cold will hit the road starting next week in Teaneck, NJ. The outing – dubbed the Broken Human Tour, which marks the band’s first in over eight years – runs through October 20 in Lexington, KY and more dates being added. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at https://coldarmy.com/.
Cold have always documented memories and moments in song, etching them forever in diaristic lyrics, cinematic production, and airy guitars. Since their 1997 self-titled debut, the group fronted by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist SW, has consistently converted pain into poetry consumed by a legion of diehard fans affectionately dubbed, “Cold Army.”
2017 saw Ward turn his attention to Cold through once again surveying the events of an ever-changing journey and relying on the same internal compass responsible for his catalog thus far.
In order to overcome the drought, he returned to his “alternative roots,” spinning favorite records from The National, Interpol, and Placebo in addition to reading musician biographies. Discovering Nick Cave’s “One More Time With Feeling” documentary proved eye-opening. Not only did he watch the film over twenty times and develop a deeper appreciation for the artist, but Ward credits him for “breaking my block”.
In the end, “The Things We Can’t Stop” shines a light on life’s tragedy, only to color it with beauty as Cold have always done.
Broken Human Tour (w/ Awake For Days / University Drive)
At the turn of the century, the band unveiled the seminal “13 Ways To Bleed On Stage,” which went gold and yielded hits such as “Just Got Wicked,” “No One,” and “End of the World.” The 2003 follow-up, “Year of the Spider,” marked their highest chart position, bowing at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, receiving a gold certification, and spawning the smash “Stupid Girl” accompanied by Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. 2005’s “A Different Kind of Pain” illuminated melodic strides to the tune of 37,000-plus copies sold first-week and a Top 30 debut. Meanwhile, 2011’s “Superfiction” continued this streak, crashing the Top 10 of the Top Rock Albums Chart upon arrival and extending a growing legacy.