PREMIERE: Former members of Transit and Defeater get grungy in Cold Collective’s “Tred”

Cold Collective

Since leaving Transit in 2014, vocalist/guitarist Tim Landers has kept himself plenty busy, first playing in pop-punk act Misser, then starting the project Off & On and now forming another new band, Cold Collective, alongside former Defeater guitarist Gus Pesce. While Landers played a huge role in shaping Transit’s sound throughout the years, Cold Collective is no simple retread—their debut album, Bachelorette Party, is a grungy ’90s alt-rock throwback with his distinctive vocals sweetening everything up.

Today, we’re premiering the music video for Cold Collective’s new song “Tred,” directed by Alexa San Roman. Landers had this to say about the song’s genesis:

“I spent a lot of time considering how to truly embrace the emotions being portrayed in each song’s subject matter when writing and recording. I intentionally toyed with the spelling of the word. Beside the definition of the word ‘tread’ it shows the pronunciation as ‘tred.’ In a lot of ways, that was how I felt. When I felt like someone was treading me, they were just keeping heads above water—knowing it wasn’t right.”

Cold Collective’s Bachelorette Party will be released May 13 via Rise Records and can be pre-ordered here.

Cold Collective will hit the road this summer for their first-ever tour alongside Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties, Allison Weiss and Can’t Swim:

May 31 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Jun 01 – New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall
Jun 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Jun 03 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
Jun 04 – Buffalo, NY – The Studio @ Waiting Room
Jun 05 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
Jun 07 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Jun 08 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
Jun 09 – Nashville, TN – The End
Jun 10 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
Jun 11 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Jun 12 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
Jun 14 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Jun 15 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Jun 16 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro House