Mutado Pintado - aka Cape Cod/NYC transplant Craig Louis Higgins Jr. - is returning on May 27th with 'Blue', the eagerly awaited follow-up to last year's 'Carbon Copies'/'This Life'. Signed to Bucks Music publishing and part of the band Black Daniel whom recently had their single "Gimmie What You Got" featured on the motion picture soundtrack Magic Mike (2012, Steven Soderberg) and toured with Kasabian and Bryan Adams, Mutado Pintado has once again joined forces with producer MatthewDayOne to deliver one more single before his debut album to be released this year.
'Blue' is every bit as cool as its namesake - a rolling bassline supports a stratosphere of snares and a smoky-smooth vocal reminiscent of Jason Pierce roughly halfway through a really good party.
Tom Robinson and John Kennedy are fans - the former inviting Craig to his annual songwriter's retreat where talented tunesmiths turn out 24 songs in 24 hours and featured his song "I Kill What I Eat" on Tom's end of year show.
With 'Blue' out in May, Craig will be hitting the road in Europe for shows in Berlin, Hamburg and Birmingham with Paranoid London.
As a long time fan of Mutado Pintado - Chairlift's Patrick Wimberly said "Craig is an amazing poet, performer, and musician. He's been an inspiration to us (chairlift) for years. He even housed us while we were recording our second record. Go see him live. It's really a next level performance. You'll leave feeling like all other bands are boring."
Keep your eyes and ears peeled for a very special 'Blue' launch show in our nations capital...
The season 7 premiere guests featured some cast members we haven't seen much of for a while.
This year's Rotterdam event was definitely one to remember.