Monday, July 13, 2009

EIC'S10Q'S w/Blind Man's Colour

Ladies and gents, it is my distinguished honor to introduce you to..

Blind Man's Colour
Rising Reverie For The Vanguard At Heart

Blind Man's Colour Bio:
Blind Man's Colour is the psychedelic brainchild of 19 year olds Kyle Wyss and Orhan Chettri, hailing from St. Petersburg, FL.
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 organice 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.
Blending the modernity of Animal Collective, the experimentalism of Krautrock pioneers like Can and Faust, and the psychedelic leanings of early Pink Floyd, their debut album 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 lap top bands.
In 2009, through participation in an Animal Collective covers compilation titled Collected Animals, Blind Man's Colour suddenly found themselves the subject of tastemakers attention. Indie Rock Cafe named them a 2009 Band to Watch, I Guess I'm Floating ventured, "A good chance of becoming my favorite find of 2009 less than one month in," Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste twittered about his discovery and Kanye West got in on the action, with a blog post titled: "Some dope shit for my apartment" and urged someone to sign the band. And now, we are happy to report, Season Dreaming is being released August 18th.

Hello, how are you?
Doin' goodz! thanks for the interview.

What are you currently listening to?
Paul Simon, Cocorosie, Beach House, Jeremih, Lil Wayne, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Grateful Dead

What/Who are the main influences behind the bands sound?
All of the above, live music, the ocean, the woods, school, travel, all those cliche things.

How do you feel about the out come of “Season Dreaming”?
We didn't have any idea of "recording an album" when we started recording in 2007. every song was it's own thing, one week after school we'd work on a song someone just wrote. that song would be recorded, we'd start recording something else that someone just wrote. so each song was sort of how we wanted it before we moved on. we recorded for over a year with songs that we're written during the recording process and by the end we had those songs so we pieced them together for an album.

Will there be a US tour soon?
No, just playing some Florida shows and going up to New York in august for a few shows.

Would you ever tour with Chromatic Flights, because I think that would be the bees knees..?
CF doesn't do live, but maybe Orhan's side project, Lucid Bus.

If you could collaborate with any artist of your choosing, who would it be?
James Holden, Kanye West, Paul Simon, Brian Eno

Any terrific bands you think the world should know about by right now?
James Holden

You can only keep/listen to ONE album for the rest of your life ..which album would it be?
Kyle: Flaming Lips- Soft Bulletin
Orhan: Grateful Dead- Auxomoxoa

Are you living the dream?
(they forgot to answer this one, we'll assume they're close to the "dream")

Thanx BMC!

Blind Man's Colour are currently embarking on a mini US tour as well as prepping the release of their debut album "Season Dreaming"...

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