Cold Fronts (from Philadelphia) have shared stages with The Cribs, The Vaccines, The Districts, and more, while Almquist identifies FIDLAR, Wavves, The Orwells, and Mac Demarco as some of his favorite peer musicians. And there are elements of those acts in the sound of Forever Whatever, in addition to influence from older bands like The Strokes and Phoenix. Chiming guitars mix with cruising bass lines, drums punch, and Almquist’s vocals clip along joyfully, often hitting falsetto high notes before soaring into power choruses. His lyrics toe the line of mystery, with cryptic references to relationships of unknown size and shape, but the sing-along quality of the songs have the ability to connect to a mass audience—something that is sure to happen as the band gains more and more experience in different places.
The band’s new album “Forever Whatever” has been in the works for about a year. The frontman explains, “ ‘Forever Whatever’ is the title of the record, and it’s got that vibe of ‘I’m gonna go for my dreams, I’m gonna try and do exactly what I want to do, I’m not gonna let the real world get in the way of my goals,’” he says. “Something about that phrase had that perfect, ‘Fuck it, I’m gonna do what I want to do’ vibe.”
Despite delays, it is finally set for release this fall.
“I’m super stoked about it, this is the first real record I’ve ever made,” says Almquist. “I’m trying to be very prolific, to put shit out and disregard any of the red tape. I want to be putting out a record a year, and songs in between. But I think the wheels are turning, it’s coming together.”
Thrillcall is happy to be offering free tickets to the shows along their tour this fall. Check out the dates below, and enter in the Thrillcall app to win!
Cold Fronts Tour
10/20 – Pittsburgh @ Spirit
10/23 – Chicago @ Township
10/25 – Louisville @ Zanzabar
10/28 – Lexington @ Cosmic Charlies
10/29 – Bowling Green, KY @ Tidball’s
10/30 – Nashville @ Stone Fox
10/31 – Columbus, GA @ The Loft
11/1 – Greenville, SC @ the Radio Room
11/2 – Charleston, SC @ the Royal American
11/3 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
11/5 – DC @ Black Cat Backstage
11/6 – Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda’s