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Colour Revolt

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Colour Revolt is an American indie rock band from Jackson, Mississippi.

Colour Revolt’s members first played together while they were high school students at Jackson Academy in Jackson, MS under the name Foxxe, then changing to Fletcher and releasing a full length entitled “Friends Don’t Speak”. They then moved on to become college students at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. They take their current name from Edwin Abbott’s mathematical novel, Flatland.

The group had intended to record their first EP in Mississippi in August of 2005, but Hurricane Katrina interrupted the recording session, and so they recorded it in the house of local label Esperanza Plantation’s owner. The self-titled EP came out in December of 2005; following this the group toured with Brand New and signed to Interscope Records, who re-released the EP on their subsidiary Tiny Evil in October 2006.

The group has also performed at SXSW and toured with Dinosaur Jr., Black Lips, Okkervil River, Menomena, Paper Rival, Explosions in the Sky, Malajube, Anathallo, and Manchester Orchestra.

They then signed with Fat Possum Records; their full-length debut, produced by Clay Jones, was released on April 1, 2008. In 2008, Boston newspaper The Phoenix named them the Best New Band from Mississippi.


Jesse Coppenbarger - vocals, guitar, keyboard
Sean Kirkpatrick. - vocals, guitar, keyboards

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Len Clark - drums, vocals
Drew Mellon - bass

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  • formlessness

    I was at that show @heyyjosh! I met Jesse that night and actually ran into him at a Neutral Milk Hotel show last year and he remembered me!

    3 Mar 12:29am Reply
  • heyyjosh

    I'll never forget the time I saw them play the EP in its entirety in Oxford, MS.

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • mindyjyoung

    good winter music. top chi are fan herrrrreee. wanna see them again so bad.

    26 Dec 2012 Reply
  • KennyBoothby

    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.

    9 Oct 2012 Reply
  • fromsoultosoul

    Не, пацаны, по душе вы мне. Бля, базарю.

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • DarkReality

    I need new music from them and a show in Asheville, NC

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Phazix

    a good band from my state. shocker

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • fuzzle3

    oh wow best last fm recommendation ever, this is fantastic!

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DarkReality

    They need to tour very soon so I can see them! And I wouldn't mind new music either!

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Sweptawayful

    I likey!

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • anchorsawayyy

    Every time I listen to "See It", I want to curl into a ball and cry. Such beautiful and eloquent music. Fuck.

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • transparentman

    so vastly underrated

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • dowedowe

    ok i really like the the first half of the ep. but they should've ended it there imo...

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • formlessness

    vvv this man speaks major truths.

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • KennyBoothby

    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.

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • formlessness

    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

    9 Feb 2012 Reply
  • SilentNovA

    omg where have i been all my life? damn this band has been on my plan to listen for so long and now i regret just listening to them now hahaha

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • formlessness

    Everyone see this band live. They are...just...perfection

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • DarkReality

    I have to see this band live. Would love to see them on tour with O'Brother sometime soon!

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • KennyBoothby

    These guys were awesome in Toronto last week. Lots of EP songs, which was the ultimate. Begged for Circus for the encore but they played a My Bloody Valentine cover instead. Guess I can't complain!

    2 Nov 2011 Reply
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