Americana Quartet The Cold Desert Discusses Woman & God

Nobody ever said being a local band was easy. If they have, they're full of shit.

Though Peoria-bred roots-rock quartet The Cold Desert is fairly new to the game, its outlook on being a local band is realistic, knowing firsthand that the Phoenix music scene is hard to tap into and even harder to break out of. "We're trying to break out of the small local bubble," says frontman/guitarist Matt Klassen. "I guess we've kinda been overlooked."

But the challenge certainly hasn't stopped Klassen, and band members Cody Nelson, Jared Kaiser, and Jason Stromberg from trying. With their first professionally produced and expertly mastered debut album, titled Woman & God, on the brink of its Sunday, February 17, release, the dudes of The Cold Desert are both proud and excited while discussing their achievements of the new record.

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