It’s the rare times of color and sound’s collision that they produce such magnificent results.

This might sound as a load of sugarcoating, but we kid you not. The debut EP of alt band The Color and Sound, The Spring Tour, is a bunch of highly-charged rock tunes that brings punk rock back to its glory days — you know, when it wasn’t that pop.

The band was conceived out of a “collaborative idea” between friends Chris, Ally, Nick, Joe, Steve, and Christen (some of which have musical experiences already), and they’ve produced a solid collection that seriously reads “mainstream potential”.

The anthemic “Gregory” starts off the EP with its big drum beats, choruses, and muscular riffs; you could go as far as to say that this is a tribute of sorts to Queen.

Following is the slightly softened “The Van Song“, which now emulates the recent All Time Low record, but in a good way. The same goes with for “Slow Decline“, where Ally’s sweet vocals provide a refreshing contrast to the otherwise all-male ‘instrumentations’.

On the final two tracks, especially on the single “Graves“, they dip into 2005, where the catchy yet spunky punk of the time resonates (eg., Bowling for Soup) — awfully missed, indeed.

We like where this is going.

the color and sound ep

Track listing:
1. Gregory
2. The Van Song
3. Slow Decline
4. Bruised and Battered
5. Graves

Related links:
The Color and Sound’s official site
The Color and Sound on BandCamp
The Color and Sound on Twitter
The Color and Sound on Facebook
The Color and Sound on Soundcloud

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.