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NEW MUSIC NOW > Meet the Colourist: Do You Follow What You Feel?

New Music Now! 2012/05/11 13:00:00
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Meet SodaHead's new favorite artist! This week, we can't get enough of the Colourist, an indie band from Costa Mesa, California. If you dig catchy, evocative pop tunes that transcend the flippant monotony of radio -- think Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix -- this project is right up your alley. Drummer Maya Tuttle and guitarist Adam Castilla trade dreamy lyrical hooks while Justin Wagner and Kollin Johannsen drive nostalgic instrumentals to provide listeners with a pleasant, upbeat, cathartic experience.

Their latest music video, directed by Bucky Fukumoto of Morrissey fame, is for "Wishing Wells," a song that doesn't appear on their debut four-track EP. Lyrically, it's a plea for emotional serenity in a relationship ("If you don't know what you're looking for, just follow what you feel; I don't know you very well, soon I'll find out who you really are") and makes for a brilliant introduction to their sound. It's the perfect way to kick off their June residency at the Bootleg Bar in Los Angeles. Their live shows have a tendency to knock the socks off of unsuspecting audiences, and they've shared dates with The Arcade Fire, Grouplove, and Young the Giant. Check out the video and let us know if you can relate to the lyrics!

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  • brandi lynn 2012/06/22 19:36:46
    Yes
    brandi lynn
    :)
  • Tennessee3501 2012/05/26 21:14:52
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    I still love the Platters!
  • lilliannanicole 2012/05/21 23:33:21
    Yes
    lilliannanicole
    yeah this is my stuff
  • beach bum 2012/05/19 03:47:21
    Yes
    beach bum
    yes
  • Fenabarb 2012/05/16 14:19:48
    Yes
    Fenabarb
    a little bit of Lloyd Cole
  • •Sora•Knightwalker• 2012/05/16 01:49:06
    Yes
    •Sora•Knightwalker•
    Of course~! And these guys are awesometastic!!
  • Purebread#1 2012/05/15 13:20:04
    Yes
    Purebread#1
    Music today is so mixed so I just go with what sound good to me.
  • Super ludum 2012/05/15 06:53:24
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/05/15 01:56:28
    No
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    I do not follow them, but they really sound great.
  • El Prez 2012/05/14 19:27:14
    Yes
    El Prez
    These guys sound pretty good but again, it seems like I have heard this before. Maybe it is just me. I have lived through the most productive, versatile, creative and explosive era of music this country has ever seen. It is hard to find that in the "new bands". Everything sounds like a cover or a copy of something else.
  • Anna E 2012/05/14 17:44:47
    Yes
    Anna E
    I like!
  • fooley177 2012/05/14 15:20:46
    No
    fooley177
    The Psychopaths are the best band ever. Not many people have heard of them yet. Their new CD is the best of all time, guaranteed! I have one! davidarvedon has a website. Rich Mirsky has Hendrix beat by a mile.
  • apostate 2012/05/14 13:44:51
    Yes
    apostate
    Takes me back to "Jesus And Mary Chain".

    My wishing well still prefers coins from At The Drive In.

  • Dzeeng 2012/05/14 11:01:49
    Yes
    Dzeeng
    wow! great! me like!
  • CREW grand 2012/05/14 07:24:23
    Yes
    CREW grand
    Any band that wants to be successful would never have a girl as their drummer.
    What the hell are they thinking? :)

    Don
  • afro.ninja.rockstar 2012/05/12 15:17:04
    Yes
    afro.ninja.rockstar
    well, I'm feelin' me some S.I.D. and if you don't know who that is, get on youtube and search "jasoonlc1" watch "It Bleeds Black WITH VOCALLS!!!!!"
  • xXILoveVinnyBooXx 2012/05/12 02:02:11
    No
    xXILoveVinnyBooXx
    +1
    idk wat the question meant and i need the points >.<
  • beckylee xXILove... 2012/05/12 13:01:22
    beckylee
    Read through the second paragraph, specifically:
    "Lyrically, it's a plea for emotional serenity in a relationship ("If you don't know what you're looking for, just follow what you feel; I don't know you very well, soon I'll find out who you really are")"
  • xXILove... beckylee 2012/05/12 13:22:15
    xXILoveVinnyBooXx
    Thanks :)
  • Fergie 2012/05/11 17:26:51
    Yes
    Fergie
    +1
    Love them :) Will definitely be attending their residency!

    the colourist
  • Bob DiN 2012/05/11 17:04:28 (edited)
    No
    Bob DiN
    That was very good but really not that moving to me.
  • ♥Gabs1697♥ 2012/05/11 16:51:16
    Yes
    ♥Gabs1697♥
    +3
    Absolutely! ♫♥
  • AdriHead 2012/05/11 16:11:29
    Yes
    AdriHead
    +2
    love this! good thing i live in LA so i can check them out at bootleg! :)

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