Thursday, October 27, 2016

Color TV: the debut EP!

Hey! How about another band from Minneapolis! What is it about all these cold places producing so much awesome music?! Color TV is a band comprised of punk rock veterans who've played in groups such as Cheap Time, The Retainers, and Welcome Home Walker. Following a very good demo from last year, the band's debut EP is out now on Deranged Records. I would describe Color TV's sound as hard-driving melodic punk - which is obviously something I'm into! Influences range from old school Aussie punk to Killed By Death comps to contemporary garage/punk/powerpop to the classic sounds of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Essentially, this is a band you'll want to hear if you like catchy punk with balls. From the first notes of "Meat Wagon", it's clear that this band is at home on the Deranged label. And on "To Death", a slower tempo yields a dark poppy vibe that's very much in line with the best of today's "modern" punk. All in all, this is a totally ace debut from a band that seems poised to make a huge splash going forward. Check it out!


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