With Positive Distractions, Secret Colours craft a sound that reaches far beyond the industrial city limits of their hometown of Chicago, IL. Recorded at Dandy Sounds Studio in Dripping Springs, TX by Producer Dan Duszynski, they have taken a direction with their new album by relying much more on the live spirit that swells from the stage. Taking musical cues from indie rock, psychedelia, and garage and fusing them into an album that is truly unique, the album is unlike anything the band has put to tape. Songs like “Into You” and “I Know What You Want” are an homage to their BritPop influences while opening song “City Slicker” has all the cool of ‘60s psych-pop with an attitude of disgust unseen since mid-’70s London. Follow-up track “It Can’t Be Simple” takes on a reggae-inspired rhythm section not far from The Clash, complete with infectious organ. There is a parallel metaphor of evolution one could use to describe Secret Colours since releasing their sophomore effort Peach last year. Secret Colours is eager to celebrate the much leaner four-piece collective, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Tommy Evans and drummer Justin Frederick rounded out by newcomers Eric Hehr (bass) and Mike Novak (guitar) with the release of Positive Distractions. Since the band’s formation in 2010, Secret Colours have performed with the likes of: Warpaint, The Raveonettes, Night Beats, The Warlocks, Spindrift and more.
“With Positive Distractions, Secret Colours manages to produce a perfectly balanced neo-garage-pop album with subtle but electrifying surprises scattered throughout.”
“Secret Colours are a Chicago combo that traces their sonic lineage from ‘60s psychedelia and ‘90s Britpop.”
RIYL : The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Stone Roses, The Black Angels, Tame Impala, The Kinks, Gap Dream
Recommended Tracks: Track #2 “It Can’t Be Simple”, track #3 “Take It Slow”, track #7 “Into You”, track #8 “I Know What You Want”, track #9 “Mrs. Bell”, track #10 “Heavy & Steady”
FCC WARNING: Track #1 “City Slicker”
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