Last month, Cold Beat announced their debut record and shared the first single, "Mirror," whichPitchfork called "two-and-a-half minutes of brisk, agile indie-pop, clear as day and jangly as anything," adding that the "sighing, perfectly succinct hook at the center...is bound to stick with you long after that last chord rings out." We're now proud to share the video for that welcome earworm. As with all Cold Beat videos, it's directed by songwriter Hannah Lew (shot by Madeline Allard and edited by Renny McCauley). It features the band musically communicating with each other via the modern era's most obvious reflection of itself, the television. The FADER premiered the video earlier today.
WATCH "MIRROR" HERE: https://vimeo.com/94899161
Listen to "Mirror" here: http://bit.ly/PtvUDn
Pre-order Over Me on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1gPiA3K
Pre-order Over Me on LP, CD, and CASS here: http://bit.ly/1nmxTs2
Also, Hannah Lew will be releasing a compilation featuring fellow Bay Area residents (or former Bay Area residents) and friends who have collectively experienced the influx of tech companies and workers to their beloved city, forcing up the cost of living beyond what most artists can afford. The compilation is called San Francisco is Doomed and will feature contributions from Thee Oh Sees, Mikal Cronin, Erase Errata, Scraper, and many more. It will be out digitally on June 21st and cassette on June 24th.
Pre-order San Francisco Is Doomed here: http://bit.ly/1kI2Jct
Finally, Cold Beat will be playing their record release show at Brick and Mortar on July 1st. Catch them live!
PRAISE FOR COLD BEAT
"sweetly buzzing and super catchy" - Gorilla vs. Bear
"'Worms' sounds a bit like a vintage surf-rock song chopped up and tossed in a blender-- breezy riffs, tumbling percussion, and Lew's foggy vocals swirl around in a melodic maelstrom. That description fits [Grass Widow] too, but Cold Beat sounds like it's coming from a more singular and personal sensibility." - Pitchfork
"Grass Widow has always been conscious of group dynamics and the way an 'internal logic' can function to create a universe of sounds. Lew's new project crafts a similarly a unique language; this time, though, it's filtered through a single, powerful voice." - Ad Hoc
"They sound like electric Tesla coils wrapped in whipped silk." - San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Grass Widow have always maintained an uncompromisingly art-first ethos about music, releasing finely-crafted records brimming with ideas and inspirations. So it's unsurprising that members of the Bay Area trio make compelling art individually as well" - Stereogum
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