bound to be fine in 09 - colourmusic
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 02, 2009

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Wayne Coyne must be up to something...a recruitment program or a class at an OK community college perhaps. How else does one explain the hyper-diverse set of psychedelic pop music beaming out of the dust bowl these past few years? Yes, Flaming Lips started it long ago. But a new batch of wannabes and disciples - students primed to emulate the ways of the master - have continued the tradition of drugged out, Okie optimism over the years. Starlight Mints and Stardeath and White Dwarves come to mind. But it's the brew of percolating pop music Colourmusic are partitioning that's got us excited about the future of this tradition. And well, we're guessing we're not the only ones.

A carefully crafted collection of distinctive songwriting, gooey group harmonies, and mind-mending melodies, Colourmusic's oddly titled debut f, monday, orange, february, venus, lunatic, 1 or 13, is a vivid piece of work that detonates in any set of headphones. This is one blissful batch indeed...thank founding members Nick Turner and Ryan Hendrix for that. And hiding somewhere amongst the excessive heaps of energy lurks a musical concept based on Newton's color theory. We'll let you do research on what exactly that is. After all, we're a little busy listening to the record. - David Pitz

colourmusic on tour
Jan 14 2009 - Mojo's - Columbia, Missouri
Jan 15 2009 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, Iowa
Jan 16 2009 - Schuba's - Chicago, Illinois
Jan 17 2009 - The Summit - Columbus, Ohio
Jan 18 2009 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, Ohio
Jan 20 2009 - TT The Bear's Place - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jan 21 2009 - Union Hall - Brooklyn, New York
Jan 22 2009 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan 23 2009 - The Otto Bar - Baltimore, Maryland
Jan 24 2009 - IOTA Club & Cafe - Arlington, Virginia
Jan 25 2009 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Jan 27 2009 - The Earl - Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 28 2009 - The Bottletree - Birmingham, Alabama
Jan 29 2009 - 12th and Porter - Nashville, Tennessee
Jan 30 2009 - Hi-Tone Cafe - Memphis, Tennessee
Jan 31 2009 - Sticky FIngers Chicken Shack - Little Rock, Arkansas
Mar 17 2009 - Hi-Lo - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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MP3: Colourmusic:: Put In A Little Gas - debut f, monday, orange...
Colourmusic on Myspace

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