Our resident backroom wheeling and dealing specialist, @phil_enn linked up with Technicolors rep @MaBroome to bring you guys some exclusive info on their Newly Announced Deluxe Album and Mini US Tour. To add a cherry on top, we’re opening up a crazy exclusive ticket giveaway that is not just limited to @phil_enn’s home town, San Francisco… More details on that later.
“Listening to a record on vinyl involves a much more expansive and dynamic sound, due to the fact that it’s a physical, tangible medium playing your music. It’s nice to hear the songs in that context – The dynamics sound a lot closer to the way they do in a live setting,” says guitarist Brennan Smiley.
The band initially started as a solo project of guitarist and singer Smiley, who got his start at a very young age as a studio musician playing on records his father produced. His plan after high school was initially to move to Nashville to start a career as a session musician, but writing took a hold of him and he started crafting his own songs. The songs initially started off with a singer-songwriter feel, but after assembling a band, that included the majority of the current lineup, the songs got louder and louder and more fully realized. The Technicoloros were born. With their newfound energy, the band was anxious to get into the studio and harness their live show on an album. The result of which was Listener.
“They have an amazing ability to weave loud rock ‘n’ roll rhythm with Southern guitar twangs. It even hits a British sound that works with everything seamlessly. How they pull it off without confusing the audience is a mystery to me.” - Indie Shuffle
Listener was recorded over a span of ten days in January at a new studio in Phoenix called Studio at the Farm. The album was a collaborative writing effort and was produced by Smiley. Their heavy riff filled first single, “Sweet Time” made a lot of noise this summer both on stage and off. RCRD LBL said the track “… exemplifies the band’s bluesy rock. Paying equal tribute to Oasis and The White Stripes, this one is a raucous, guitar-driven track that seems prime for rock radio” and Pure Volume said it “… will remind you just how music should absorb you when played right.”
With Listener Deluxe, the Technicolors come full circle, by including acoustic tracks of three of the biggest rockers on the record, “Listener,” ” Sweet Time” and “Again,” which will be an iTunes exclusive. “I really enjoy taking songs and performing them in a complete opposite nature of the way they’ve been written or arranged,” says Smiley. “It really tests the quality of the song you’ve written, and it makes the song mean something completely different in some cases, and I think that’s why tracking these acoustic tunes was such a good time.”
Listener Deluxe is a mature collection of effervescent rock songs that echo the late night summer drives of a young vagabond who doesn’t focus on the destination, but rather relishes the journey at hand.
To support the release, the band will be hitting the road with …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead on their west coast run, ending in their home town of Phoenix for a record release show at the Crescent Ballroom on November 16th.
Posted by @phil_enn with all the heavy lifting done by @mabroome aka Mary Broome of Sideways Media.