New Colour Revolt – “Naked And Red”

For about five seconds here, Colour Revolt’s new single made us think they’d go back to exploring the dreamy weightlessness conjured by standout “Mattresses Underwater,” from that self-titled 2006 EP that left us watching. But that cushy trill breaks — or is at least, overridden — by drums and axes that scorch and cut more than they soothe and coo, shifting and building with each section-change of this god-and-the-devil (“naked” in Eden, red in “hell”) rocker ’til there’s nothing left to do but shred some larynx.

Colour Revolt – “Naked And Red” (MP3)

The band’s teamed up once more with producer Clay Jones (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello) for the forthcoming full-length Plunder, Beg, And Curse, out 4/1 on Fat Possum. “Naked And Red” pops up on the LP, as do tunes making their live set these days like “Ageless Everytime” and “A Siren.”

Colour Revolt - Naked And Red