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The Color Fred

The Color Fred






Hometown: New Brunswick, NJ (USA)

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ith Bend To Break, Fred Mascherino--known for his work as lead guitarist and co-vocalist/songwriter for Taking Back Sunday--has turned out one of the most exhilarating and gutsy solo projects in years. Operating under the guise of THE COLOR FRED, the first recording under his nom de rock was artfully executed with the help of legendary producer Lou Giordano (Sugar, Paul Westerberg, Sunny Day Real Estate).

A triumph in every sense, the disc finds Mascherino where he belongs--out in front and wearing his heart proudly on his sleeve. From the urgent, three-minute firecracker "Get Out" that launches Bend To Break, to the six-minute, lighter-ready opus "Don't Pretend," the Coatesville, PA-bred, Northern Jersey-based musician has created an accomplished and conscience-invading album. And while TBS fans will be delighted to know THE COLOR FRED is in the same musical realm, its debut doesn't mirror the world famous band Fred Mascherino has played with since 2003.

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Terrible Things, Breaking Pangaea, Taking Back Sunday

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The Color Fred Bend to Break

The Color Fred

Bend to Break (2007)

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Interviews

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Fred Mascherino (The Color Fred)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 6:55 PM (EDT)

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Fred Mascherino (The Color Fred)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

Terrible Things (Taking Back Sunday) regroup with new lineup
After losing guitarist (and Hot Rod Circuit member) Andy Jackson as well as drummer (now in Coheed and Cambria) Josh Eppard, it looked like Fred Mascherino's…
June 22, 2012
Tours: Scott Reynolds / Fred Mascherino / Toy Cannons
Scott Reynolds (of ALL and The Pavers) will be hitting the road for a later summer tour with Fred Mascherino of Taking Back Sunday, Terrible Things, and The Color Fred. Opening…
April 05, 2012
Tours: Members of Taking Back Sunday, Hot Rod Circuit form Initials
Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred) and Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit, Death in the Park) have started a new band called Initials. The band came into existence when Mascherino decided he wanted to do a full-band again as opposed to his current solo endeavour in The…
November 02, 2009
Tours: Black Numbers to release PJ Bond album
Black Numbers has announced plans to release the new full length from PJ Bond. Vocalist Bond was previously know as the frontman of Outsmarting Simon as well as member of Marigold, The Color Fred and Charlotte Sometimes. The record, titled You Didn't Know I Was Alphabetical, is due out…
September 28, 2009
Interviews: Fred Mascherino (The Color Fred)
In a time when bands and artists are compromising themselves for big rock and roll dreams, it's refreshing to see an artist who has said "fuck you" to the allusions of fame and fortune for a simpler, but happier existence.…
September 22, 2009
Tours: The Scene Aesthetic / The Color Fred / The Ready Set
The Scene Aesthetic, The Color Fred and The Ready Set will be touring together this August. You can click Read More for the…
June 19, 2009
Tours: Dropkick Murphys, Bosstones, No Use For A Name comment on Obama victory
In the wake of Illinois senator Barack Obama's historic win of the U.S. presidency on Tuesday, Alternative Press has collected the thoughts of over 15 musicians, including Dicky Barrett of the The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Wil Francis of Aiden, Al Barr of Dropkick Murphys, Fred Mascherino of The…
November 06, 2008
Interviews: Fred Mascherino (The Color Fred)
When Fred Mascherino announced that his side-project The Color Fred, coupled with disagreements with his former band-mates over songwriting direction had lead him to quit Taking Back Sunday, it was anyone's guess how successful his solo endeavor would prove to be. For the most part,…
July 16, 2008
Interviews: Taking Back Sunday recruit Facing New York guitarist
Taking Back Sunday have finally announced a replacement for guitarist Fred Mascherino who left the band last October for a variety of issues. The band has recruited Matthew Fazzi of Facing New York. Facing New York released their last full-length, Facing New York, in 2005. Former TBS guitarist…
May 08, 2008
Tours: MxPx / Chiodos / Protest the Hero / The Color Fred
MxPx have announced their dates over the next few months. The long-running pop-punk outfit will be hitting Bamboozle Left and Right and the Hoodwink Festival as well as sharing the stage with Protest the Hero, The Color Fred and Chiodos. You can click Read More for the…
March 14, 2008

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