Cold Shoulders’ debut single “Wasting Away” is an inescapable buoyant melody tightly entwined with harmonies that crescendo in a chorus of shimmering guitars. “Wasting Away” creates smiles in its wake. Never before has the idea of “Wasting Away” sounded more inviting. RIYL: Grouplove, Foster The People, The Ready Set.
Cold Shoulders began as a friendship between like-minded artists; Jordan Witzigreuter of the multi-platinum The Ready Set, Jared Ryan Maldonado of the indie duo Dresses, and Trevor Dahl, who is coming off a successful run as a songwriter for other acts such as One Direction, and as an artist in his own right under the pop-rock moniker, Plug In Stereo. This led to the idea of forming a group that pulls from their collective experiences and influences, yet allows the trio to develop a unique collection of songs that differ from their individual efforts. The resulting self-titled debut EP, recorded and mixed at their home studios in Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR, weaves through power pop, electronic ballads and stylistic experimentation while retaining elements of their roots. For front man Jordan Witzigeuter, it was a leap of faith joining Cold Shoulders – “[The goal was to] kind of to come up with something musically we weren’t entirely used to writing. A little less pop oriented than Trevor and I had done in the past”. The result is a stimulating five-song testament to the strength of the trio’s bond.
Mad Dragon Records operates within Drexel University’s top-ranked Music Industry Program and runs cooperatively between expert faculty and driven music business students. Mad Dragon Records was named the #1 College Label of the year, twice. The label has garnered a reputation for the national success they’ve created for their artists with their innovative social media, press, and radio campaigns. MAD Dragon Records Press Officer Ronald Rose is thrilled to be working with Cold Shoulders, “Working with an artist with the pedigree of Cold Shoulders is a honor. This single allows myself and the label to showcase our talents and gain experience in the business.”
Cold Shoulders full EP available as digital download April 12th, 2015.
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