Chicago’s Cold Blue Kid began as the solo project of Alex Longoria. After a year of playing in and around the Windy City’s indie scene, Longoria has worked a full backing band into the fold. The project’s sophomore EP Mimic was released earlier this month. Below, you’ll find a stream of their song “Maybe Town.” The track is dense, guitar driven, reverb-heavy goodness. Though Longoria calls Chicago home, he spent half of his youth in Lafayette, IN. As much Hoosier as Illini, this release is Midwest through and through. Cold Blue Kid is a project worth keeping an eye on. Their sound has the depth to fill a large ballroom and the intimacy to rock a campfire. I’m anxious to hear how their sound continues to develop.
Written by Rob Peoni