Spin, Pitchfork weigh in on St. Pete indie sensation Blind Man's Colour
Fresh on the heels of their profile in Under the Radar magazine, St. Petersburg's young indie-ambient rock phenoms, Blind Man's Colour, are hitting the big time in advance of their debut album, Season Dreaming, due Aug. 18 on Kanine Records.
The above image is a Soundcheck-enhanced screengrab from Spin magazine's August issue, featuring Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on the cover. Not only did Blind Man's Colour's Kyle Wyss and Orhan Chettri actually get their photo in the magazine, Season Dreaming received a respectable 6 out of 10 ... uh, red dots?
"The album's blend of sonic gauze, earnest keening, electronic blooping, analog clatter, ethnic flavor, and nostalgic '60s pop emits a rainbow glow that's as comforting as it is comfortable," writes reviewer Spencer Kornhaber.
Pitchfork's Sean Redmond also weighed in on Blind Man's Colour, giving their single Heavy Cloud Hustle 6 out of 10. However, it should be noted that Pitchfork's 6 reads a little less generously than does Spin's 6.
"The song brings pretty clear images to mind: relaxing on the beach, clouds grazing overhead, toes digging into the warm sand," Redmond writes. "But the pigment's missing, as if bleached, left out in the sun too long. I don't know where the warmth's escaped to, but those heavy clouds up there are awfully gray."
Still: Any press is good press, especially from two of the heaviest-hitting publiacations in the indie-rock world.
Blind Man's Colour is heading to New York for a handful of buzz-building album-release parties, but they'll be back in town for an appearance at Summer Jam 5 on Aug. 29 at Crowbar, alongside The Honorary Title, Cory Branan and a ton of cool local acts.
We caught their live debut on July 24 at New World Brewery. Here's a review of the gig.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*