A few weeks back
we gave you the scoop on the out-of-this-world, Brooklyn-based outfit Corbu
. On their new album Crayon Soul
, the trio (consisting of frontman Jonathan Graves, Amanda Scott, and Todd Hoellerman) tap into the late 60s and 70s, both in sound and aesthetic, creating a hyper-colored, cosmic sound that hints at the high art of classic artists like Pink Floyd, while getting there with the help of modern, electronic sounds. It's a stunning debut...one that had our editorial team declaring the group to be "the most interesting new band of 2016"
After digging into the band's recorded music we knew we had to witness it live in the flesh, so we invited the band by our space last month. With a glaze of golden light blasting through the windows, the band recreated three of Crayon Soul
's colorful tunes for our crew ("Neon Hallway", "Battles" and "Prism"). We also sat down with them to get the scoop on the creative process that was put into place for recording the album, including bringing on legendary engineer/producer Dave Fridmann to make the two-dimensional version of the album jump out of the speakers ("like a pop-up book"). This session from Corbu is a fully immersive new video just pleading for you to swan dive right into it.