Sounds: Standing On End // Cold, Blue

Roses bloom on graves, too.

Just when you thought 90’s rock was, well, dead, Standing on End released 90s grunge-rock single, “Cold, Blue.”. The first single off of Standing on End’s upcoming album, the Portland band is reinventing Seattle-grunge with dated-commentary blooming off heavy guitar and drums on “Cold, Blue.”

Bottom line: if your favorite Nirvana album is Nevermind, “Cold, Blue” is for you.

“I’m not sure what you’re looking for
But I know
That I’m not it.”

“Cold, Blue” embodies the feeling we all experience when we realize we have been lied to about the world around us. It’s about the agony of pretending to be something or someone you are not.

“Standing On End represents the mania inside.

The driving inner monologue of criticism and strain that pushes you to the darkest corners of the mind.

The everyday weight we all carry and the masks we prepare to hide our true selves from the world.”

Definitely put Standing on End on your radar if you are a fan of Swirlies, System of a Down; or Dead Air (Scranton), who also combine garage-rock with political speeches superimposed over meaty guitar effects.

Stream “Cold, Blue” here:


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