Sounds of Macrock 2014 #1: Other Colors

A wonderful thing happens every year in the beauteous mountains of Western Virginia. For one weekend in early April, the city of Harrisonburg is the epicenter of a dynamite little festival, the Mid Atlantic College Radio Conference, otherwise known as Macrock. I’ve been to a couple of these events, and have had a brilliant time taking in the bands and breathing the beautiful mountain air. Alas and alack, I won’t be in Harrisonburg this weekend for this year’s Macrock, but that doesn’t mean I’m not paying attention to who’s going to be playing. I’ve made a list of bands I think worthy of your time, whether you’re heading to the mountains or not.

Calling themselves "future folk-rock," Baltimore's Other Colors sounds mighty fine. There's a dreaminess to their "exploratory pop" songs, calling to mind the frothy notes Aztec Camera could produce but with even more sugary sweetness. This girl's in smit.

[posted 4.3.14]


Popular Posts