Sunday, 23 January 2011

Ringo Deatstarr - Colour Trip

Austin-based trio Ringo Deathstarr has announced the release of their full-length album Colour Trip via Sonic Unyon Records on March 8. The group plays music of a shimmering and harmonious variety which marries the ecstatic ramble of early Jesus & Mary Chain and effect laden assault of My Bloody Valentine with the plug in and play attitude of Royal Trux and Sonic Youth. “We write cool little pop songs but we just bury them under loud amounts of noise” says guitarist Elliott Frazier. Frazier trades off lead vocals with Alex Gehring (bass) and the lineup is completed by Daniel Coborn on drums. Live the band has played through the U.S., Europe and Japan with artists such as The Dandy Warhols, A Place To Bury Strangers, Black Angels, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead, The Ravonettes and just finished a European tour with The Wedding Present.

Of course the band’s sound demands doesn’t always go over smoothly as Frazier recounts “Sometimes the headlining band doesn’t like when the opening band is louder than them, much louder. Also our sound guy is a vital part of the show because the house sound man doesn’t usually understand that we want the guitars this loud and we don’t want the vocals center of the mix.”

More information here.

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