While there is a lot of (well-deserved) attention out today for the release of Mike Adams At His Honest Weight’s Best of the Boiler Room Classics, I want to take some time to turn your ears toward another great release by a Bloomington band today.
Colors is the latest release by local psychedelic, surf-y rockers Triptides. The EP is out today on Jaunt Records with both a digital format and a limited edition cassette. The quick six-song set clocks in at barely 25 minutes, but still manages to send you for a pleasant ride through its jangly, fuzzy tones and a soft, reverb approach to the vocals. It’s a style we’ve heard before, the slower track “Destiny” seems like it could have easily been sneaked onto the soundtrack for The Virgin Suicides, nonetheless, the music still remains fresh and intoxicating.
A quality I love most about Colors is how the EP paces itself. The songs seem to float in a way that makes twenty-five minutes space out much longer, which is all the better when you surprisingly reach the end and just want to start it over again. I’d love to see this one make it to a vinyl release. And it’s a perfect addition to that summertime playlist you are already starting.