The Technicolors

The Technicolors

The Technicolors are a musically sophisticated young rock band hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, who blend grand gestures of rock-n-roll with elements of classic acoustic rock. Their ambitious new album Listener deluxe is available now on Bay Area Independent label, Tallest Man Records.

Listener was recorded over a span of ten days in January at a new studio in Phoenix called Studio at the Farm. Fresh off the road, The Technicolors had found a new energy and were anxious to make their debut album as a band.

The Technicolors spent 2011 and 2012 hitting it hard, tirelessly touring the nation and finding their sound as a band. With driving electric guitar riffs and a flair for the dramatic, the band started gaining a reputation of being a good way. They closed 2012 with a West Coast Tour as main support for ...Trail of Dead last Fall.

"We would show up to these tiny bars with a lot of gear and get really loud. We love big songs," says Smiley.

Citing influences like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, and the Travelling Wilburys, The Technicolors focused on creating a dynamic album of expansive songs that can be musically complex and artistic and still reach a vast amount of people. Listener weaves ambient electric guitar beds with searing solos punctuated with Smiley's earnest vocals reminiscent of Oasis and Wolfmother.

The Catch Fire

The Catch Fire is a North Carolina based band, fronted by Mike Mitschele (Jolene, Alternative Champs). Mitschele joined the band "Young Sons" for a short time with John Cates (Bellglide, Young Sons) and Jon Lindsay before moving on to form The Catch Fire. Longtime friend and former bandmate Adam Roth (Bellglide, Laburnum) was added on Bass Guitar. Fans of well-crafted pop songs everywhere will appreciate the intense focus on a luring melody and radiant lyrics. With a sound truly all its own, The Catch Fire draw from a deep well of influences from the sugary side of pop (Teenage Fanclub, The Pernice Brothers, The Posies) to the fuzzy, warm and loose end of the scope where one might find Guided By Voices, Ambulance LTD or Cheap Trick. Lindsay has moved on to pursue his solo career and John Morris (Come on Thunderchild, Lou Ford) has taken over on guitar and vocals. The band finished its much anticipated debut full-length album Rumormill, which was released in December 2011 through No More Fake Labels (Chapel Hill, NC). The Catch Fire is known for its high energy performances and will not let you leave a show without several songs buried deep in your head.



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