MidPointMusic: great presentation with @topicdesign at the AMA luncheon Friday. enjoyed the folks we met and learned much!
Colour Revolt’s attention on the national scene has been a long time coming. Originating from Oxford, Mississippi, the band’s home base provided fertile ground for gigging as they were coming up. Recording their first EP proved more difficult, while in 2005 Hurricane Katrina changed their makeshift studio space into a shelter for evacuees. Eventually, the Interscope imprint, Tiny Evil, released their self-titled Colour Revolt EP nationally.
The band has increased its activity ever since, touring with Dinosaur Jr., The Black Lips, Okkervil River, Explosions in the Sky, Manchester Orchestra, and several others. They later signed on with Fat Possum Records (Band of Horses, The Black Keys) and just recently released their second full-length album in 2010.
The band employs healthy amounts of atmospheric dynamics, building their tension filled guitar passages until reaching the ultimate BIG moment. And that’s something that’s clearly there throughout. And it’s fun! While Colour Revolt’s switches between songs with guitar stabbing rave-ups and herky-jerky vocal delivery to softer, pretty-textured tunes, they always give the listener the big rock moment in the end. Just like it should be.
You’ll dig it if you dig: Modest Mouse, The Grifters, Radiohead