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BLIND MAN'S COLOUR SET TO RELEASE SEASON DREAMING ON AUGUST 18

posted May 13, 2009, 11:46 AM by Vu Nguyen
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BLIND MAN'S COLOUR SET TO RELEASE SEASON DREAMING ON AUGUST 18

TWO NINETEEEN YEAR OLDS MAKE MATURE PSYCH POP

 

"Florida kids -- who meld together syrupy psychedelic pop abstractions." Stereogum

"Dreamy underwater soundscapes.” Gorilla vs. Bear

“What music would sound like from the womb.  In a good way.” The Tripwire

 

In early 2009 Blind Man's Colour suddenly found themselves the subject of tastemakers attention. Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste said, “You guys must hear these guys, love it!” via Twitter.  Kanye West blogged about the band in an entry entitled “Some Dope Shit For My Apartment.” And so too, Kanine Records (Chairlift, Grizzly Bear) found, fell in love with and set to release Blind Man's Colour debut album Season Dreaming on August 18, 2009

 

Blind Man's Colour is the psychedelic brainchild of 19-year-olds Kyle Wyss and Orhan Chettri, hailing from St. Petersburg, FL.

 

Having emigrated to the Sunshine State from Washington DC at age 12, Orhan met Kyle during a 7th grade lunch period and began to collaborate on musical projects almost immediately.  Spending their early teen years playing in various psychedelia-influenced and electronic projects, (“Pink Floyd/Led Zeppelin stuff,” they attest), their sound evolved into a very diverse range of organic folk, psych-drone, desert-rock and electronic ambiance.  With the help of friend Sheridan Willard, the three spent senior year of high school recording experimental pop tracks in each other's bedrooms, laying the groundwork for Season Dreaming

 

Blending the modernity of Animal Collective, the experimentalism of Krautrock pioneers like Can and Faust, and the psychedelic leanings of early Pink Floyd, Season Dreaming is a hodge-podge of ambient pop drawing from the band's “oceanic experiences”—sounding something like a day at the beach with nothing but a peyote towel and a busted boom box. 

 

Awash in glistening keyboards, swirling acoustic guitar, stealthily recorded found sounds and harmonic, gleefully distorted vocals, Season Dreaming does a breathtaking job at mixing the natural warmth of an analog 4-track with the crisper, more contemporary vibes of your favorite laptop bands.  Songs like “The Dinosaur Ride” scintillate with childlike wonder at the majesty of the seaside, and the 10-minute-long album closer “Shells” sounds like it was somehow recorded inside a seashell.  As the band sing on the mid-album track “Jimmy Dove”: “It'll make you feel good/It'll make you feel right”. Powerful stuff.

 

Attending different colleges, it's even more of a feat that such a thorough album could be put together—not to mention by a band who are all still on the brink of ending their teens. But as long as their trusty 4-track recorder is by their side, or at least waiting in one of their bedrooms, more music will see the light of day, as Blind Man's Colour are clearly just getting started.

 

To date, Blind Man's Colour has only played shows on the beach. This July they will be touring around their home state of Florida and heading to NYC for a week of shows in mid-August. Stay tuned for dates and specifics.

 

Track List:

1. The Warm Current's Pull

2. Heavy Cloud Hustle

3. Dinosaur Ride

4 Anxious Place

5. The Planets Explode

6. Sleeping Habits

7. Jimmy Dove

8. Kissing Minutes

9. Ghosts

10. Shells

 

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