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Colour Revolt

Colour Revolt EP

(Tiny Evil; US: 3 Oct 2006; UK: Available as import)

Colour Revolt, a new band out of Oxford, Mississippi, get a re-release of their debut EP through Tiny Evil after a limited release at the end of last year. Three guitars make for some squeal, and the band pushes the distortion as far as post-grunge can go; they don’t sound so much Modest Mouse as cracked-out U2 wannabes. You can take it the EP is not worth investing a great deal of time in; the trouble is that the band seems always impatient to get from a perfectly pleasant guitar-rock place to a rawer, more ugly sound. Singer Jesse Coppenbarger doesn’t have a bad voice, but he insists on shredding it, howling with a kind of Gothic intensity that isn’t supported by the plodding guitar background. The tunes never seem to go anywhere: “Blood in Your Mouth”, a paint-by-numbers crescendo, is all faux-polite as Coppenbarger declares “I disagree.” Each second of calm belies an emergent eruption; and the lyrics, while no doubt heartfelt, fail to resonate: “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust / We’re all gonna die so we have to trust.” If you never hear this, you’re not missing much.

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Dan Raper has been writing about music for PopMatters since 2005. Prior to that he did the same thing for his college newspaper and for his school newspaper before that. Of course he also writes fiction, though his only published work is entitled "Gamma-secretase exists on the plasma membrane as an intact complex that accepts substrates and effects intramembrane cleavage". He is currently studying medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia.


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