The Freeze are a punk rock band from Cape Cod, Massachusetts formed by a group of teenagers in 1978.[1][2] They released the first single, “I Hate Tourists” in 1980 and contributed 8 songs, including the title track to the 1982 hardcore punk compilation This Is Boston, Not L.A.
The band is known for their dark lyrics, original punk rock melodies, and their longevity. A lot of their early lyrics deal with alienation, drug-use/abuse and paranoia (especially of the church, government and those exercising authority over others in general ). A constant theme or thread regarding apathetic observers or people willing to give up their freedoms for fear of losing their “security” is also apparent in their work.

The Freeze’s first release was the “I Hate Tourists” / “Don’t forget me Tommy” single, released in 1980. The Freeze’s music was picked by Newbury Comics’ in-house label, Modern Method Records, which released several of the Freeze’s songs on the Boston hardcore compilations “Unsafe at Any Speed” and This Is Boston, Not L.A. in 1982. The Freeze’s title track for that album was used in a television commercial for Newbury Comics on local UHF music video station V66 with the song’s penultimate word bleeped out. The band also re-recorded “No one’s ever coming home” for Flipside Vinyl Fanzine, Vol. 1, released by Gasatanka Records in 1984.

The 1983 album Land of the Lost and 1985’s “Rabid Reaction” followed before Modern Method folded, and the group was picked up by Tanng! Records for their 1991 album, Misery Loves Company. They continued to perform and record Their 1999 album, One False Move, featured cover fellow Cape Cod artist and author Edward Gorey. The Freeze: Still Angry after all these years