Pretty American, the debut EP output from Philly-based rockers Cold Fronts, is worthy of some imaginary award for “most aptly titled album concurrent to sound.” Stateside heavy hitters like The Strokes, Weezer, and Spoon certainly find their way into the influences side of Cold Fronts’ by the books garage rock sound. That’s not to say Cold Fronts are operating in some kind of red, white, and blue colored box. EP opener “Heart Attack” is hauntingly reminiscent of East Sussex’s Keane and their runaway hit “Is It Any Wonder?” In spite of the occasional wince inducing lyric such as, “you’re always making like a tree, ready to leave,” the unnamed nostalgia and disillusionment of advancing adulthood subject matter occasionally approaches Cuomo or Casablancas territory. Cold Fronts aren’t breaking any new ground here, but they are certainly a serviceable entry into post-aughts canonical rock and a band to watch going forward.
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