COLOR WAR is a Brooklyn-based electronic duo. Billy J and vocalist Lindsay Mound originally bonded as visual artists in 2004. A natural creative symmetry forced COLOR WAR into existence in 2009, their first musical endeavor. The band soon began forging songs through hazy improvisational sessions, with J piecing together beats and synth textures and Mound responding as a medium, channeling melodies and lyrical content in real-time.
Their forthcoming album It Could Only Be This Way (to be released March 4, 2014 on Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) illustrates the depth and transcendence of their sound. Mound's vocals crest and slink thru arrangements that conjure a familiar pop cadence stretched across dark and glimmering soundscapes. Their layered, gauzy sound and transporting live shows have captivated fans and propelled them into band-to-watch status. COLOR WAR and their live visuals collaborator, Brandon Sciarrotta, produced the record with co-production and mixing by legendary techno wizard, John Selway.
Over the summer, COLOR WAR shared their first single "Obelisk". Available to stream at Pitchfork. Today, they announce their debut full-length album, It Could Only Be This Way, with a brand new track "SOS". Check it out now at Noisey.
It Could Only Be This Way
(Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse)
Release Date: March 4, 2014
1. Plate Tectonics
3. Stars Like Glass
5. U Saved My Life
6. The Infinity Broadcast
8. I Like It This Way
9. Twin Spires
10. Baby Don't Make Me Worry
12. Kaaterskill Falls
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