With a recent re-release (on Interscope’s indie arm, Tiny Evil), Oxford, Mississippi’s Colour Revolt should expect a bit of a hullabaloo (is that what they say in the South?) over their promising, self-titled debut EP. The six-song effort catches the band exploring Broken Social Scene-tinged dream pop, post-rock meltdowns, Isaac Brock’s vocal assaults, and dirty, post-grunge dynamics. There’s even a bass line that nods to Surfer Rosa. But after you’ve finished playing RIYL, you’re left with a buzz-worthy debut from a group of hungry, young Southerners. Here are a few tracks, and download another at MySpace.
To satisfy requests for something “heavier”:
The EP was mixed by Clay Jones, who also did some work with Elvis Costello and Modest Mouse (to help explain Modest similarities). The band’s on the road now (we hear it’s a kick-ass live show) and, New Yorkers, your chance is at their 11/4 CMJ showcase at Knitting Factory. Don’t miss!