COLD BEAT: Over Me: LP

I’m impressed with this band. Hannah Lew, best known for being in Grass Widow, fronts and hits the low notes on bass, with members Kyle on guitar from Neon Piss and Bianca Sparta from Erase Errata. They create a sound all their own. Hannah’s ethereal vocals are at the forefront, ambient with layered, harmonized echoes; it both soothes and propels. Cold Beat has an undeniable new wave sound, with its intricate post-punk melodic guitar, synthesizers, and mid-tempo beat. Each song is incredibly catchy. Hannah has a way of layering her song melodies, building to a climax and then giving a very satisfying resolution which makes each song complete. Sounds like a mix of Blondie, Joy Division, Portishead, B-52’s, Go-Go’s, and Joanna Gruesome… at least those bands came to mind throughout the course of listening to this LP. You can’t really pigeon-hole them; it’s an authentic sound. Great LP. 

 –Camylle Reynolds (Crime On The Moon, crimeonthemoon.com)