Release Date: April 1, Track listing Revealed
“Naked and Red” mp3 Available For Download
Oxford, MS gloominaries Colour Revolt are extremely excited for the release of their long-awaited full-length debut, Plunder, Beg, and Curse on new label home, Fat Possum. For this album, the band has collaborated once more with producer and friend Clay Jones (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello) at Sweet Tea Recording studio in Oxford. Plunder is the followup to the band’s self-titled EP, released by local label Esperanza Plantation, with a re-release by Tiny Evil, an imprint of Interscope (Nine Black Alps, Jimmy Eat World) in October, 2006.
Colour Revolt’s name is derived from Edwin Abbott’s 19th century social commentary, Flatland, an exploration of life in two dimensions. But Colour Revolt is far from two-dimensional, eschewing Fletchers familiar sonic assault of unorthodox song structures and time signatures for a more melancholic though equally guitar-driven aesthetic of the post-grunge Southern gothic. The band’s thematic impulse reflects the literary heritage of their native Oxford, Miss., channeling the jagged emotionality and moral ambiguity of the locales forefathers, William Faulkner and Barry Hannah.
Colour Revolt has toured with Dinosaur Jr., Brand New, Black Lips, Okkervil River, Menomena, Explosions In the Sky, Malajube, and Manchester Orchestra among others and will be performing at several showcases at SXSW before heading out on the road again in 2008.
From the band:
“Starting with the obvious: there’s a lot of guitars in Colour Revolt. But they’re not dumb guitars, that’s what I’m saying. It’s pretty sometimes, sure, but it doesn’t do to leave gorgeous alone, and sometimes you have to punch the blushing bride in the face, you the low-hearted puggish bridesmaid with nary a suitor. Ugly babies born with buck teeth which will fall out only to be replaced by wolf fangs. All of your children need braces, says Colour Revolt. All the dogs are better christians than we are. At best one can approximate the howl, but it isn’t worth much.
What I’m saying is, all your ugly babies will grow into baying canines who love Colour Revolt. We’ll all go to Oxford together, a city famous for its many dignified dead, and get bit by the mosquitoes that come at you like pteradactyls with all their raging prehistory. We’ll all have the same disease. All our hidden pasts, what our gandparents wrote. And it will be fun and hurt in our bones. The insects will grow fat on our blood.
And what of it? The dogs will outlive us, by God. And they deserve it. What have you ever done?
To be bludgeoned to death by sound, by music, says Colour Revolt. We have you and are not afraid.”
Plunder, Beg, and Curse Track Listing
1. Naked and Red – First Available mp3 for Download
2. A Siren
3. Elegant View
4. See It
5. Moses of the South
7. Ageless Everytime
8. Innocent and All
9. Shovel to Ground
10. What Will Come of Us?
“For about five seconds here, Colour Revolt’s new single made us think they’d go back to exploring the dreamy weightlessness conjured by standout “Mattresses Underwater,” from that self-titled 2006 EP that left us watching. But that cushy trill breaks — or is at least, overridden — by drums and axes that scorch and cut more than they soothe and coo, shifting and building with each section-change of this god-and-the-devil (“naked” in Eden, red in “hell”) rocker ’til there’s nothing left to do but shred some larynx.” – Stereogum [Band To Watch]
“The band have been celebrated for their blend of influences from the aforementioned Modest Mouse to the Pixies and Radiohead. Those comparisons come easily, but…the band are going for a sound all their own.” – SPIN “Artist of the Day”
“It is rare that you might find a young band as powerful and self-assured as Colour Revolt sounds on their self titled debut EP. The band as a whole make such an interesting noise that is at once incredibly familiar, and at the same time, twisted ever so slightly into a different direction. It is a good trick, and nearly every great band does it.” – Delusions of Adequacy
“Mississippi’s Colour Revolt creates jagged, indie-rock epics…The music bears a debt to the darker, dissonant side of Modest Mouse and the anthemic power of The Constantines, but with a hint of Southern gothic.” – Flagpole
“Mississippi bad-asses Colour Revolt are masters of the mellow scream–think Faith No More’s “King for a Day,” where vocal tension balances on smooth, crunchy sound and just floats on by. Their arrangements are languid and loose, yet snap into remarkably intricate guitar counterpoint seemingly with no effort. Though they may be college students, the moniker “college rock” is far too limiting when it comes to encompassing the brainy, sensual rock of this quintet’s sound, where the listener becomes subsumed by the spacious, visceral charge and eddies of noise.” —Nashville Scene
Colour Revolt Tour Dates:
Jan 18 Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo
Jan 19 Cleveland, MS – House Party
Jan 31 Oxford, MS – Proud Larrys
Feb 1 Athens, GA – 40 Watt
Feb 2 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
Mar 13 Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 14 Austin, TX – SXSW
Apr 5 Jackson, MS – Smith-Wills