Oxford, Miss., indie rockers Colour Revolt take their name from the Victorian math fable Flatland, but there’s nothing flat about the band’s bouncy, no-nonsense garage-style power pop, as shown on their second album, The Cradle, released in August. Singer/guitarists Jesse Coppenbarger and Sean Kirkpatrick share what they’ve been listening to on their current road trip.
The Moon Was Blue (Dualtone, 2005)
I wonder if I am. He rubs it in. His son produced it and got a whole gang of superheroes to play on it. A lot of hits on this one, so get ready to sing along. His voice is classic country.
Pinkerton (DGC, 1996)
Just found their best album under a stack of CDs with no cases in my room. So much feedback and what seems to be “studio drunkenness.”
1990 (Shimmy Disc, 1990)
Heartbreaking and classic. It’s at least a once-a-month listen for me.
Innerspeaker (Modular Recordings, 2010)
This album is great. Not many artists can make ’70s psychedelic rock still feel original. I can’t help but love it.
You Were a Diamond (Tractor Beam Records, 1998)
This record is sort of old, but it recently won me over. Post-grunge acoustic songs with cellos always hits a soft spot with me. Coincidentally, they also have a record called Soft Spot. It’s great.
Lisbon (Fat Possum, 2010)
I can’t help but love the Walkmen. I love every album they put out. Lisbon feels like a sampler of all their past albums. By all means check out their other records.