Stream Cold Sweats Social Coma (Stereogum Premiere)
Brooklyn/Binghamton combo Cold Sweats play frayed-nerves hardcore with a noisy pigfuck streak. Formed just this past summer, the band’s abrasive blend of riffs, rants, and breakdowns already sounds monstrously refined on Social Coma, the debut LP they’ll release later this week. Many disparate sounds emerge from out of Cold Sweats’ angry cloud of dust — drunken crooning, cartoon surf-rock, pick-it-up punk, breathless thrash, confrontational Albini-esque squalls — but it all sounds like the work of one band with a voracious appetite and very loud amplifiers. It’s dark, deranged music that clearly doesn’t take itself too seriously despite all its rage, and you should absolutely listen to it below.
Social Coma is out 11/6 on Six 3 Collective. Cold Sweats will play an album release show 11/5 at Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium with Bethlehem Steel, Pile’s Rick Maguire, and Outta Gas.