PAC NW Presents... Candy Cigarettes, Dreamcatchr & Colorworks @ Kelly's Olympian

BY LACEY CHASTAIN - JUNE 28, 2016

TUESDAY, June 21 2016--Earlier this week, I headed to one of my favorite dives in SW Portland, Kelly's Olympian. A dark, motorcycle-clad little hole in the wall on Washington Avenue, this place has been the site of some of my favorite shows in PDX. This night would be a special treat, as it was the first time I was able to catch our Seattle Artist Members--Colorworks and friends dreamcatchr--joined by Rip City's own Candy Cigarettes.

The first thing that struck me was the energy in the room, which was by no means packed to the gills, but had a notably generous turnout for a Tuesday night. Avidity. No random drunk stragglers jello shooting their way through downtown like on your average weekend; tonight the intention was music and music only. Okay, maybe a couple beers, too. But mostly music.

First up was Colorworks. I watched them take the stage from a distant table and was taken aback by their melodic coolness--it was like watching a four-headed beast spawned from the loins of The Zombies and Elvis Costello--a comparison solidified by their unblemished cover of The Kinks' "You Really Got Me". They sailed through their set with dreamy charisma, swooning harmonies, and a chiming reverb. The relationship between drums and bass was so strikingly in-tune, reading one another and maintaining steady eye contact as if they were keeping a secret from us.

Required listening: "Daydreams" off of their new EP "Dreams of Mangoes".

Find it here: https://colorworks.bandcamp.com/track/daydreams

 

Review: Colorworks Radiate on Upcoming ‘Dream of Mangoes’ EP

BY JULIA OLSON – APRIL 25, 2016

Seattle-based collective Colorworks just released the first single off their forthcoming 4-track release Dreams of Mangoes (due out June 22nd), and after this first taste of psych-pop goodness, I was instantly hooked. Dreams of Mangoes and their first released single “Daydreams” features members Bret Dylan on guitar and vocals, Nick Myette on bass and vocals, Andrew Ginn on drums, and David Easton playing guitar and keys, who together are able to effortlessly produce a crisp, yet funky psychedelic jam.

“Daydreams,” the only yet released single off the forthcoming release, features some tunes perfect for this warm spring weather. With trippy guitar and layered chorus, this song focuses on daydreams on a sunny day. Featuring the lyrics “Petals shower down onto our heads beneath the trees we pass on our way,” “Daydreams” transports listeners to a colorful and inviting landscape of sound.

Dreams of Mangoes will also include sweet tracks like “Pears and Mangos,” which features light and bouncy content and sound similar to “Daydreams,” but with less of a psychedelic tone and more of a classic simply sunny vibe. Easton plays on this light tone with some bouncy keyboard sounds, paired with some sweet vocals and even a brass part. “Pears and Mangoes” fades off into the sunny, sunny sounds characteristic of the album as a whole.

Perfect for the warmer weather headed the Northwest’s way, “Daydreams” is a promising sneak peak for the newest addition to Colorworks’ discography. Oozing with light and breezy psychedelic goodness, “Daydreams” and the rest of the tunes on Dreams of Mangoes are a fantastic way to spend an afternoon outside getting lost in some cosmic soundscape.

(Look for the full release out on June 22nd, but for now enjoy the first released track “Daydreams,” which you can stream below. You can also catch Colorworks live at this year’s Big BLDG Bash. For more information about that, click here.)

 

Northwest Music Month — Day 10: Colorworks

BY NORTHWEST MUSIC SCENE STAFF - JUNE 10, 2016

Welcome back to Northwest Music Month 2016, where we’re spending each day of the month of June turning you onto a different local band for your music discovering pleasure, to help forecast a summer of great local music. Some days they could be a regional favorite that’s already got a well-deserved following, and other days they could be a complete unknown that you’ve never heard of. Today’s band comes to us from the fertile Emerald City music scene with their extremely radiant and playful guitar-pop music, it’s Colorworks!

Seattle-based collective Colorworks just released the first single off their forthcoming 4-track release Dreams of Mangoes (due out June 22nd), and after this first taste of psych-pop goodness, I was instantly hooked. Dreams of Mangoes and their first released single “Daydreams” features members Bret Dylan on guitar and vocals, Nick Myette on bass and vocals, Andrew Ginn on drums, and David Easton playing guitar and keys, who together are able to effortlessly produce a crisp, yet funky psychedelic jam.

“Daydreams,” the only yet released single off the forthcoming release, features some tunes perfect for this warm spring weather. With trippy guitar and layered chorus, this song focuses on daydreams on a sunny day. Featuring the lyrics “Petals shower down onto our heads beneath the trees we pass on our way,” “Daydreams” transports listeners to a colorful and inviting landscape of sound.

Dreams of Mangoes will also include sweet tracks like “Pears and Mangos,” which features light and bouncy content and sound similar to “Daydreams,” but with less of a psychedelic tone and more of a classic simply sunny vibe. Easton plays on this light tone with some bouncy keyboard sounds, paired with some sweet vocals and even a brass part. “Pears and Mangoes” fades off into the sunny, sunny sounds characteristic of the album as a whole.

Perfect for the warmer weather headed the Northwest’s way, “Daydreams” is a promising sneak peak for the newest addition to Colorworks’ discography. Oozing with light and breezy psychedelic goodness, “Daydreams” and the rest of the tunes on Dreams of Mangoes are a fantastic way to spend an afternoon outside getting lost in some cosmic soundscape.

(Look for the full release out on June 22nd, but for now enjoy the first released track “Daydreams,” which you can stream below. You can also catch Colorworks live at this year’s Big BLDG Bash. For more information about that, click here.)