Cold Weather Company - Somewhere New
The subtle sweet sound of acoustic guitars, a piano and sheer awesomeness, brings warmth and tone to this folky kick ass coaster ride of smooth grooves, great vocal pairings, fantastical songwriting and sweet sweet melodies. This Indie Rock Trio from New Brunswick, New Jersey, consisting of Brain Curry, Jeff Petescia and Steve Shimchick came together to create a delightful album of alternative folk music with their debut LP - SOMEWHERE NEW, and it’s almost as if Fleet Foxes and Dispatch had a love child and out popped Cold Weather Company. It’s music that touches your soul, makes you enjoy a memory and ultimately an intimate, passionate album full of pleasant riffs and lovely melodies. The guitar work on this album is outstanding and how it flows so well with the piano, it’s refreshing to hear such talent on a single release. First song is Horizon Fire, setting the tone for the following tracks, Fellow in the North, Steer, Inside your Eyes and Someone Else, each track on its own, is beautiful and the deeper you get into this album, the better it gets. Some of my favorite tracks are Hey Bodham Dae, Garden and Fall Low. While listening to Garden you get this lovely surprise around 3:50, just superb. Jasmine and Tumbling are solid tracks for me. Recollection, Fall Low and Seafarer close out the album and are tight sounding tracks to do so.
Honestly, every single song on this album, from track 1 to track 13, I’ve fallen in love with it and for those of you who read these reviews, I urge you, no I implore you, find this music, share it, love it, listen to it, like really listen but most of all, enjoy the hell out of it. All in all, this album is truly worth a listen, even if you're not really into the whole indie rock/alternative folk scene, this would be a great album to check out.
1/24 - Shannon Rose Pub, Woodbridge, NJ
1/25 - The Banana Stand, New Brunswick, NJ
1/31 - Thatcher McGee's, Denville, NJ
2/6 - The Rail House, Rahway, NJ
2/20 - Hebe Music Lounge, Burlington, NJ