The Colurs' Pay-What-You-Want Debut EP is Downright Glorious. Grab It. Now.
Back in early July, we introduced you to Denton's The Colurs, an outfit we were became so immediately enamored with, we thought they just might be the best new band in town. Now, with yesterday's online release of their debut, self-titled EP, we're even more certain of it. Yes, the indie and orchestral pop brainchild of former Roy G. and The Biv collaborators Max Townsley and Drew Erickson is just that good.
The new, four-track release, uploaded yesterday to BandCamp, impressively showcases a wide array of the twosome's talents, from the bouncy pop of opening cut “Easy To Love” to the gorgeous orchestral and instrumental arrangement of “Washed Away” (grab the with-vocals version here) to the almost angular jangle-pop of third cut “Where We Belong” (which sounds like the best song the Burning Hotels haven't yet released) to the painfully great and heart-breaking yacht rock EP closer, “Julia.”
Perhaps even more impressive: The band didn't go to a formal studio to record this. Instead, they opted to record at the Normal House in Denton, where they'd previously performed these cuts before a live audience and camera crew.
We've still yet to receive word from Townsley or Erickson on when we can expect to catch the band's next live performance, but, as Townsley told us back in July, the band's in no rush to do that right away.
In the meantime, we highly recommend you listen to — and then download — the band's debut below.