Oh the colors! This week's band of personal choice from Stillwater, Oklahoma hits your eardrums like throwing hard paint against a tin wall.
Debut Record titled [F, Monday, Orange, February, Venus, Lunatic, 1 or 13] released on August 19th 2008.
[YES!] EP released November 1st, 2009
2nd Record titled [It came from Memphis] released September 20th, 2010
[TOG] Single released December 13th, 2010
And finally, their newest record titled [My _____ is pink] available for pre-order on itunes, due to release around May 17th, 2011
Another record is said to be in progress, due out by Spring 2012.
A U.S. tour to be expected in the near future.
Reverberating vocals and beats flood out my speakers as I write for .rapt's Band of the Week. What defined sound colors can create! A mix of hardcore and alternative, self-described as Oklahoma sex rock, members Ryan Hendrix and Nick Turner, who met and came together as a music collaboration, evolved into a band when Cory Suter, Nick Ley, and Colin Fleishacker joined in the live shows and became permanent members. Colourmusic has a style unlike any band I've heard in a long time. Mainstream is certainly not their focus; unique tones and powerful backdrops illuminate each track and beg for diversity amongst the typical.
Inspired literally by colors, each song Colourmusic records reflects a certain shade based on the band’s perception. They believe greatly in using the scientific sound and color theory (Isaac Newton) when writing their music.
Vibrant and multihued, this indie band has been regulars at SXSW for several years, have opened for The Flaming Lips during Dfest 2007, and performed with British Sea Power. To add to their building success, Colourmusic appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno during Wayne Coyne's Man on the Street segment at South by Southwest.
Possessing a sound crossed with The Polyphonic Spree and The Flaming Lips, Colourmusic can also be noted for their brilliantly authentic live shows.
This is a band, in my opinion, to expect great things from in the coming year. I'm truly hoping for a U.S. tour this summer, as I've been submerging myself in their music to the point of craving a live gig immensely. First introduced to me by a needless to deny Seattle hipster friend, I can proudly state that he did a good job of exposing me to such tracks as Yes! and TOG....(both music videos seen below;)
Love what you see and hear? Check out COLOURMUSIC'S SITE for news, tour and record updates, and much more.
All records, EP's, and singles are available for purchase on itunes. Check out their music and feel the colors eradicate your mind (in a good way.) Let .rapt know what you think in the comment section below!
Have at it, lot.