There are so many reasons to like The Bitter Chills. They have tidy, respectable haircuts. They wear nice clothes on stage, like clean shirts and ties. They’re smart enough to help you with homework and standardized tests – and considerate enough to actually do it. And if you’re one of those people who still care about the “listening” part of the music industry, you should know that The Bitter Chills’ debut album, Birth of the Cold, is a highly enjoyable collection of songs that pay tribute to the various styles that form American roots music.

Of course, The Bitter Chills know how busy you are. You have your job. You have a lot of television programs recorded. You have that thing on Thursday night you don’t want to go to but you feel like you should. Although you probably would love Birth of the Cold, The Bitter Chills have provided a rundown of what it contains, just in case you don’t get a chance: guitars, mandolin, allusions to Vikings, drums, a family of wolves, upright bass, high school guidance counselors, singing, imitation leather shoes, organ, drinking songs that help foster racial harmony, accordion, manatees, tambourine, comedy, tragedy, and even some bass clarinet.

The Bitter Chills live in New Jersey and perform there frequently, but they’d be happy to perform where you live, too. You just have to ask. You can also check them out on their website, Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, Spotify, and a few other destinations we won’t mention in order to bring this sentence to a prompt and dignified end.

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