Cold Equations Craft Indie Alt Rock with a Charming Dream Twist On “Eraser”
Cold Equations’ latest track, “Eraser,” is a refreshing blend of indie alternative rock with a charming dream pop twist. Led by guitarist and vocalist Drew Kohl, the band draws inspiration from iconic acts such as Pavement, Elliott Smith, and Johnny Marr, creating a sound that feels both nostalgic and contemporary.
Recorded at Smoakstack Studio in Nashville, TN, with engineer/producer Brendan St. Gelais, the track showcases the band’s meticulous attention to detail. The clean guitars lay a solid foundation, providing a melodic backdrop for Kohl’s expressive vocals. His heartfelt delivery adds a layer of emotion to the song, allowing listeners to connect on a deeper level. The rhythm section comprising Ryan Dishen on drums and John O’Brien on bass provides a tight and snappy groove, giving the song a solid backbone. As the song progresses, it takes an unexpected turn, transitioning into a charming dream rock and almost shoegaze pop sound. This shift adds a dynamic element to the track, keeping the listener engaged from start to finish.
The middle section howcases Cold Equations’ ability to experiment with texture and intensity. The guitars become fuzzed up, creating a wall of sound that adds weight and intensity to the song. This sonic exploration adds a level of depth to the track, demonstrating the band’s versatility and musical prowess.
Cold Equations’ “Eraser” is a captivating indie alternative rock offering. With its clean guitars, snappy drums, and vocals filled with raw emotion, the track is a testament to the band’s ability to create a captivating sonic experience. The charming dream pop twist in the second half adds an extra layer of intrigue, making the song a must-listen for fans of indie rock and dream pop alike.