Secret Colours were one of our favourite discoveries of last year. The Chicago quintet channels the finest of the greats of late ’60s psychedelia, ’90s newgaze reverence, and a touch of driving, bucolic, no frills RnR straight from the greasiest of garages.
The band released their eponymous debut in the summer of 2010 with high praise from countless blogs (including this one) and alternative newsweeklies with acute tastes. They kept the momentum going with a series of digital singles, including a faithful yet distinct cover of The Beatles’ Tomorrow Never Knows and the brilliant Follow The Drone, one of our favourite tracks of the year. After pummeling various audiences with their wall of sound at South By Southwest, they hit the studio to produce their new recorded statement to the world, EP3 – a five-song collection that showcases Secret Colours’ maturity and ability to hone in their craft.
Lead song Faust is as lush and dynamic as anything they’ve ever done. These guys are the real deal – you need this track.
For fans of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Roky, and Spiritualized, EP3 will be released on January 1st 2012.
Visit their Bandcamp here, Facebook here, website here.
Download Secret Colours – Faust mp3 (from EP3)
And in case you missed ‘em:
Download Secret Colours – Follow The Drone mp3 (from Follow The Drone Single)
Download Secret Colours – Tomorrow Never Knows mp3 (Beatles Cover)