The Quick Fix showcases the best of Chicago music news, views and stories from around the interwebs and blogosphere that we might have missed. • If you haven't seen it yet, the Riot Fest lineup this year looks pretty solid . In addition to amazing acts like Bad Brains, Motorhead, Dismemberment Plan, Dinosaur Jr, (Blondie for some reason?), there's also great local acts including The Lawrence Arms, Smoking Popes, Maps and Atlases, White Mystery, Twin Peaks, and Empires. • Brooklyn Vegan Chicago reports that a piece of Brooklyn is coming to [...]
Chicago's Secret Colours sound like the bastard seed of '60s psychedelia and '90s brit-pop. Since 2010, they have garnered a lot of attention around their hometown and beyond with a touted live show and a slew of mini-releases and are now ready to drop their sophomore album. To help sharpen their sound and brighten their upcoming polychromatic full length, Peach , the band connected with producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Gomez, Iron & Wine), a perfectionist that made the quartet step outside of their comfort zone and grow as musicians. [...]
Secret Colours Vandelles / Bird Call / Companion / Hikashu Friday, May 24 Pianos 158 Ludlow Street New York, NY Doors: 6:30PM Tickets: $10 21+ and... Secret Colours Dead Stars / Spires / Turnip King Monday, May 27 Cake Shop 152 Ludlow Street New York, NY Doors: 8PM 21+ [...]
Watch the tripped out video for Secret Colours excellent track Blackhole and the unsettling and spooky video for Arrows of Love delicate yet blood-splattered murder ballad The Knife . We have more kaleidoscopic effects on Temples video for forthcoming single Colours To Life, and finally (via a heads-up from Slowcoustic ) comes Bird Of Song from a Show Me Shows session by the wonderful Water Liars that was way too good not to re-post. . [...]
The SOTO inbox is always full of cool stuff that never gets to see the light of day on the actual site, and I’d like to change that. So, every Friday I’ll be posting the best album streams and videos that were sent my way during the week. Take a scroll and find something worth remembering. FULL ALBUM STREAMS MS MR - Secondhand Rapture Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City Dirty Beaches – Strange Pleasures Small [...]
Secret Colours have released a video for their track "Blackhole" which is taken from their forthcoming album Peach , due May 28th. You can catch Secret Colours at Empty Bottle on June 8th.
We've already brought you the alluring, almost mystical audio for Secret Colours' " Blackhole ," but now you can add in a visual experience courtesy of their new video. With dozy lights and mirroring camerawork, there's a noticeably retro feel to the whole thing, which may or may not help the story of a girl being abducted by a gas mask and boiler suit-wearing man make that bit more sense. Watch it below, and keep an eye out for Secret Colours' album Peach when it's released on the 28th May. [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Tame Impala, Pond Song: Secret Colours - Blackhole [download here ] What's so good? Chicago's Secret Colours [...]
The kaleidoscopic psychedelia and space rock hymns of Secret Colours have been longstanding faves on MM since we first discovered them back in 2010. On May 28th the band will release sophomore album Peach and for now you can revel in the feedback and mind bending sonics of Blackhole and Blackbird (Only One) . Follow @madmackerel
Secret Colours have announced the release of their sophomore album, Peach , on May 28th. The Psych-pop band has released the album's first single "Blackbird (Only One)". You can catch Secret Colours at The Office (Batavia) on April 19th and at Subt on April 21st.
Described as "being the bastard seed of ’60s psychedelia and 90s britpop bloodlines", Chicago's Secret Colours deliver 'Peach' on May 28 featuring their latest single 'Blackbird (Only One)'. While the opening bars follow convention, the latter half is where the action is. A sprawling work that journeys from prog rock to psych - for lovers of stoner rock. Secret Colours - 'Blackbird (Only One)' [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Tame Impala, Pond Song: Secret Colours - Blackbird (Only One) [download here ] What's so good? Prepare to step [...]
If The Men had taken a different route to their album Open your Heart , then there's the possibility a track could have ended up sounding something like Secret Colours' "Blackbird (Only One)." Secret Colours feed off of guitar rock and pop from decades past, ranging from Hendrix-era guitar noodling to bleary 90s UK bands like the Stone Roses, but with their new single they still cut a piece of gold that's something to be called their own. "Blackbird (One One)" might start off sounding like it's keeping its cool and playing by numbers, but [...]
Le quatuor de Chicago, Secret Colours est de retour après quelques temps d'absence, avec un nouveau single intitulé Blackbird (Only One) . Toujours encré dans un rock psychédélique qui tangue entre les 602s et les 902s, le groupe nous donne la ligne musicale du prochain album qu'il vient tout juste d'officialiser pour le 28 Mai prochain, et dont le nom est Peach .
Blogger wouldn't let us use more than 200 characters in our labels, hence this second post, as promised. What a bunch of characters Blogger are. And just look at poor Brown Recluse down there, its Play arrow all wumpy-jawed. Sheesh. (Hope you enjoy the music, though.) Centro-matic - Only In My Double Mind mp3 Woollen Kits - For You mp3 Milk Maid - Do Right mp3 Reigning Sound - Everything I
Happy election day! So, now that you've voted, where's a good place to take in the returns? Why it's the Empty Bottle for a myriad of reasons. Not only will the election results be on so you can keep up with your candidate of choice, but they've got a very rad three-band bill that feature '60s-tinged psychedelic rockers Secret Colours . So after that network you watch calls the election for that candidate guy you've spent months researching, be sure to check out Secret Colours bust out some sweet jams from their latest, [...]
Happy three-day weekend! Yes, you have Monday off, but the better news is there's so much music to keep you busy. We're talking Lasers and Fast and Shit at the Empty Bottle , the Chicago, I Love You fest kick-off, Ravenswood Remix , Rambos at The Burlington and more... Let's get dirty... FRIDAY LASERS AND FAST AND SHIT Much [...]
The dog days of summer are coming to a close, so why not woof it on over to some great shows going on this weekend. We're talking Rabble Rabble's epic video shoot at Cole's tonight, the 2nd Annual Rock and Roll Pig Roast at The Standard Bar and Grill on Saturday and The Cell Phones' four-year anniversary party at The Mutiny on Sunday. Let's bark to it, shant we? FRIDAY [...]
Chicago psychedelic space rockers Secret Colours are into slow songs drenched in echo with a bluesy backbeat. Their new EP3 takes a bow to Love, The Byrds and, of course,The Kinks they cover their classicc taxman putdown song Sunny Afternoon . Mixing West Coast and English pop they cater to the aging hippies and hipsters market in one big swoop. Lead singer Tommy Evans is so sounding laidback that he might as well have recorded his vocals while lying down. Margaret Albright adds well placed girlie accents. Stand-out [...]
Chicago psych-rock powerhouse Secret Colours are heading on tour next month with The Raveonettes and Sarah Jaffe, in support of their new release ' EP3 '. The epic opener 'Faust' drips with blues riffs, raw energy and vintage appeal ( pick it up here ). Tour dates below... Download audio file (Secret-Colours-Faust.mp3) June 07 - Norman, OK - Opolis* June 09 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge* June 10 - Salt Lake City, UT [...]