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Colour Revolt

Colour Revolt: Colour RevoltColour Revolt (2006)
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Colour Revolt recently tagged along in support of Brand New's latest national tour, and they've been blowing up while simultaneously gathering oodles of praise and accolades ever since. This five-piece, hailing from Oxford, Mississippi, play a dynamic style of indie rock. Key word: dynamic. Though o.
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Colour Revolt recently tagged along in support of Brand New's latest national tour, and they've been blowing up while simultaneously gathering oodles of praise and accolades ever since. This five-piece, hailing from Oxford, Mississippi, play a dynamic style of indie rock. Key word: dynamic. Though only containing six songs, this EP shows an over-abundance of maturity and crafty songwriting, while displaying a lot of genuine moments.

Opener "Blood in Your Mouth" starts off with a dose of harmonica played by singer/guitarist Jesse Coppenbarger, then steadily joined by fellow members. Coppenbarger is quite, quite proficient in conventional singing, which is essential for this kind of music. But one thing he does in spades is his addition of bonafide passion in the form of shouted vocals. This adds an extra oomph to already passionate songs, giving them life. This contrast is best represented on the popular "Mattresses Underwater," which serves as an adequate example of the multiple dynamics the band displays on any given song, including its standout shouted conclusion. The third song, "A New Family," could be considered as reminiscent of bands like Radiohead and Appleseed Cast, but they do not steal this sound, rather adding to it and making it their own. The talent on each song is of notable recognition, with each member possessing an admirable command over their respective instruments.

Closer "Circus" is definitely the heaviest (I hate to use that word for this kind of band) track on the CD, being comprised of mostly shouted vocals. Oh how refreshing it was to first hear this song, because I was expecting a much more orthodox closer, but I was pleasantly surprised. I hope for future releases Colour Revolt does not shy away from this particular aspect, because it is refreshing and gives them some identity in the saturated scene.

I am giving this disc an 8, which is the highest I can possibly give an EP containing only six songs. So kudos Colour Revolt for giving me something to look forward to.

 

 
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Anonymous (November 25, 2006)

These guys are alright... word on the street is that they were heavily involved in writing "Degausser" on the new Brand New album, and it's pretty obvious if you saw any of the summer tour, because it sounds like something they would play.

The best song they have is unfortunately not on this little EP, which I think is impressive as a debut but not really anything that blew me away. I don't even know the same of this song that I really like, but it has something to do with the garden of Eden and features really cool falsetto vocals.

SloaneDaley (November 24, 2006)

I saw these guys with Brand New and they had a really energetic set, thought they sounded good enough.

Anonymous (November 24, 2006)

I saw the word Revolt and got really excited.

But it wasn't teh revolt.

=(

-(the real) the ryan

bombshoes (November 24, 2006)

i pretty much can't get enough of this EP.

MikeStupid (November 24, 2006)

Teh Revolt > Colour Revolt

Anonymous (November 24, 2006)

This band is awesome! It took me awhile to get it, but it finally just clicked one day. They put on a great live show.

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