by Bill Pearis

Cold Beat Into the Air

Cold Beat, the newish band from Grass Widow's Hannah Lew, release their second album, Into the Air, on Friday (9/4) and it's a killer mix of post-punk influences, from early '80s scratchy UK indiepop to minimal wave synth and more aggressive guitar blasts. That said, this is not just retro pastiche and Lew's ethereal vocals really tie everything together. It's a terrific album, one of my favorites of 2015 so far, and you can listen to the whole album, below.

As mentioned, Cold Beat will be back in NYC for four shows: September 18 at Union Pool with Decorum (tickets),  September 19 at Shea Stadium with Home Blitz, MPHO, and OCDPP (tickets), a free in-store at Other Music on September 20 (7 PM), followed by a show later that same night at Silent Barn with Heaven's Gate and Honey ($8 at the door).

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