Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Color and Sound – The Kids Just Want to Have Fun

I often point out that a huge downside to a band’s overall experience is the lack of energy needed to compliment their sound during a live performance. Not is the case with Boston area indie/folk/pop band, The Color and Sound. In fact, after the Sunday night O’Brien’s show, I’d say they brought enough dynamism for the next five stationary acts to hit Allston Rock City.

Area college kids might just lose their minds,
The Color and Sound bring a riot of indie/folk/pop sound to Boston.

Assuming the game plan was for guys to stay in their areas and girls to jump around like crazy ladies, their strategy worked for the six-member ensemble, the plethora of musical instruments and the modest O’Brien’s stage, which they undoubtedly owned.

As skeptical as one can be when keyboard, xylophone and banjo appear together at a punk rock show, the infectious romp stomping celebration and high velocity stage presence of The Color and Sound are extraordinarily successful in raising one’s adrenaline level. Similar to Group Love, the commune style vocals create a multifaceted production that provides depth to the overall performance, while driving lyrics impart soul.

“My rabid need for confidence has left me frothing at the mouth // my head is a cave, where I've been digging graves for you and me.” Graves

At one point, Allyson Mahoney (vox/aux) mentioned that they had only been a band for a few months. Well The Color and Sound, you nailed it.

See The Color and Sound Thursday (May 2nd, 2013) at The Tap in Boston during the Radio 92.9 Earthfest Battle of the Bands Round 3, Presented by Heineken, and on July 13th at The Middle East Up in Cambridge. Follow The Color and Sound on Facebook and Twitter for additional show dates and purchase their Spring Tour EP for free (with a "name your price" donation) on Bandcamp today.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh. Thank you doll for introducing me to them. Loving it.


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