Cold Fronts started playing shows in an abandoned building in West Philly called the Rathaus. The local press dubbed it "Satans Dorm Room". During an impromptu street show at SXSW, Semour Stein, president of Sire Records, happened to be walking by and liked the bands songs. Like a page out of the rock and roll fairytale book, he signed the band and things have not been the same since.Craig Almquist writes the songs and Alex Smith drums on them. The other two dudes change from time to time but currently Peter Helmis is on bass and Chris Baglivo (Doc Bag) is on guitar. The band formed in 2011 and started performing shows/Dionysian Rites in West Philly at the infamous Rathaus, which was dubbed "Satan's dorm room" in the Philadelphia papers. The Rat was converted into fancy condos after two years of hard partying. Boo. By 2012 the band had been supporting act for mewithoutYou, Free Energy, The Morning Benders, The Gay Blades, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr, + Vacationer. They recorded a Daytrotter Session and played a string of SXSW shows after camping (in a tent) in downtown Austin.One time Andrew W.K. destroyed their drum set.