I was thinking about Colour Revolt the other day, kinda bummed that they haven't received much attention, etc... Then I thought, maybe the whole reason they've been neglected is that they are the closest thing I can find to a gimmick-free band. And they don't venture into "catchy" pop-punk territory like a lot of their peers (e.g. early Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, all the other bands on Favorite Gentlemen that sound a lot like Manchester Orchestra). They make some pretty pure rock music, and I love every bit of it, but they're just not an easy band to hype or bring up in conversation.
Their latest Daytrotter session is pretty excellent... Got a membership just to download it, because their first one was amazing - I listen to it as often as any of their albums... Worth it. Cool tweaks on some songs - 8 Years is slowed down and changed up a lot.
Just saw them live again. Got all 3 vinyls signed (and El Obo by Jesse signed) and got to meet them all. My friend went up to Jesse while he was out back smoking and asked him "so is this band Colour Revolt supposed to be good?" and Jesse said "Yeh, they're alright, you have about a 50/50 shot". LOL
Daisy leaked and that wasn't scrapped. Sorry dude. Brand New ripped that style of playing off so hard. I mean even fashion sense. Lacey's guitar got slung a lot lower and he ditched the blazer for a flannel.
they were so amazing, they did so great at the taking back sunday show (i actually liked them better than tbs, honestly). i found out my mom's friend actually knows them and i was like holy crap lucky... they were so good, im dying for even at least one of their CDs. :)))
they played dallas tonight, but i missed it because i didn't want to deal with the disappointment of only getting a few songs from them and then getting an entire shit-fest of taking back sunday. colour revolt should be headlining!!
@Gripton I wouldn't really blame you for only liking the EP, but I'd recommend listening to everything else once in a while in case it clicks some day. Plunder, Beg, and Curse is really bad-ass, but in a different way than the EP. Not as raw, but the way the guitars work together is really impressive. The Cradle still hasn't blown me away, but I like some of the songs a lot. The EP is still one of the best things I've ever heard, though.
Actually I found it odd that Brand New toured with Colour Revolt, scrapped Fight Off Your Demons, wrote Devil and God, and Jesse ditched the clean cut look. Oh, and got a third guitarist. Just sayin'. Devil and God does have Colour Revolt influences.
If Brand New and Colour Revolt are so "completely different" that they cannot be compared, then no two bands could ever be compared because they're all so different. They play the same genre with similar instrumentation, similar vocal styling and similar lyrical themes.
The Cradle... I like about half of the songs A LOT, and the other half only a bit. A little bit disappointed, but I think it will probably grow on me over the years, like the last half of Plunder, Beg, and Curse did. Anyone know if the Fletcher stuff is worth digging up?