The Story

Cold the Winter is the band name I’ve been using for the full songs I write for the majority of time since 2002. The name comes from a snippet of the lyrics from Pearl Jam’s “Thumbing My Way” off of their Riot Act album. “No matter how cold the winter, there’s a springtime ahead”. As someone who’s never really been the biggest optimist, It’s always stuck with me an attitude to reach for, Although a couple of names have been considered at different points in time along the way, this one has stuck it out.

In 2019, I released an EP titled Skylines and the Horizon, which saw a few different starts and subsequent stalls between 2010 and its informal release in 2019. On that EP, I asked my friends, JD and Matt, to sing vocals on five of the six songs. There is intent to revisit the Skylines and the Horizon EP, do some remixing, and have an official release at some point, but the work required is time prohibitive. Beyond that, there are no current plans to release new music under the Cold the Winter name.

While I am not sure whether or not I will ask them to sing on the next batch of songs I release, I consider them members of the “band”.

Therefore, Cold the Winter is:

  • JD: Vocals, drum arrangement
  • Matt: Vocals
  • KCWM: Vocals, guitars, bass, drum arrangement

All songs are written by KCWM. JD contributed to the guitar part on “Zombies”. Matt contributed to the guitar part on an unreleased song called “If I Were You”.