Cue The Cold Air

by Alpha Cop

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Download includes this bounced-to-cassette mastering plus the six individual songs in their unmastered form, the home-studio rough mix AND the 2016 remastered version.

      $2 USD  or more


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 7 Alpha Cop releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Zakouma, ACID COP, The Taupe EP, Cue The Cold Air, Live at Kings / May 30, 2014, The Low Flags, and I'm Going Down with this Ship and Others. , and , .

      $6.75 USD or more (25% OFF)




Side A:
Crowhammer *
Hot Cars Keep Secrets
O'kaylord •
Side B:
Qomolongma *
Poverty Branch
Blue, Blue, Blue Forever


released October 1, 2014

Channing Azure / Bass Guitars + Rhythm Guitars and Micro-Moog on "Hot Cars Keep Secrets"

Kari Azure / Electrified Violin

Brian J Donohoe / Drums and Percussion + Occasional Keyboards and Backing Vocals

Corbie Hill / Guitars and Vocals + Banjo on "Poverty Branch"

Margaret Moorefield / Saxophone on "Crowhammer" and "Qomolongma" + Guitar on "Qomolongma," guitar on last section of "Crowhammer," and finger-style guitar on first section of "Poverty Branch"

Brandon Whitesell / Backing Vocals and All Keyboards on "Poverty Branch"

Mixing and Basic Instrumental Tracks Recorded by Nick Petersen (Track & Field Recording)

Additional Recording by Brian J Donohoe

All Songs by Azure/Azure/Donohoe/Hill except * by Azure/Azure/Donohoe/Hill/Moorefield

All Lyrics by Hill except • by Donohoe

Remastered by Solomon Dangerous, August 2016



all rights reserved


Alpha Cop Raleigh, North Carolina

Channing/bass + gtr
Corbie/gtr + mic

you never write

you never visit

contact / help

Contact Alpha Cop

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Side A: Crowhammer / Hot Cars Keep Secrets / O'kaylord (cassette mix)
I've seen the look in your eyes
when the feeling always turns to ice
and the waking world is broken
go back to sleep

We've been living hand-to-mouth
'cuz I let too many ghosts in the house
through the cracks in the wall
where the world gets in

No one comes over
the lawn's overgrown
this is just the devil I know
I've been seeing shapes
in the stormclouds
and corners of the house

Don't turn your back on the sea
don't turn your back on the plains
honey, my land is parched, parched
and my house is fallen down


This is where it ends
chapter and verse
you win
take the handful of hate with you as I die
and step into the bright sunshine

We took the same road long enough
to see it was a waste
long enough to fry our minds on the hot pavement
watching angels of the lord
in their dizzy choruses
crashing to the humid earth

How did I get here?
Just a broken-axled pickup rusting in the salt air
return to the soil
return to the soil


A few lifetimes ago
a strong mind crept in silence
and rolled the stone
It's okay with me, Lord
I don't mind what they've done to
your chosen one
With no halo to hold
and none worth holding on to,
we might be overcome
Track Name: Side B: Qomolongma / Poverty Branch / Blue, Blue, Blue Forever (cassette mix)
Along the spine
of a broken world
solemn and dangerous
climbing 'cuz it's there
Gravity loves you, baby
the ground will always
be there to catch you

Not like the eagle
not a controlled fall
Where thousands have tried
these untested heights

Same high
same blur of cloud and glory
same water in my veins
You came all this way
nailed yourself to the roof of the world
just to slide back down
wrapped in your nation's flag


It feels so good to be wrong
to climb to the top of a dying pine
to celebrate your every failure
sleeping in a cold, cold trailer

Beneath the mountain's weary shoulders
resonating through the hollow
where this goes I cannot follow
drinking from that bitter bottle

I drove by the old place a few years back
nothing left but an empty lot
beneath the mountain's weak shoulders
in my heart, an empty spot

Raise your glass to the river in flood
drink it down and close your eyes