COLOR WAR

PHOTO BY CODY RASMUSSEN

BIO

COLOR WAR is a Brooklyn-based electronic duo comprised of Billy J (Justin William Lin) and vocalist Lindsay Mound.  The two forge 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.  Neon-gothic stories of loss and vulnerability recall an alternate past, echoing early Kate Bush and Phil Collins, as well as more recent acts like Chromatics, while managing to exist quite apart from each of them.

In March 2014, COLOR WAR released their debut album It Could Only Be This Way which serves to illustrate the depth and transcendence of their sound.  Mound's vocals crest and slink through arrangements that conjure a familiar pop cadence stretched across dark and all-consuming landscapes.  "The album is a cycle of obsession," says Lin.  "Many of the songs deal with our more destructive human emotions: jealousy, pride, self-deception. We keep going back to things that happened before."  

Punctuated by controlled bursts of noise and drone, the record is an odyssey of swirling harmonics, crystalline synth stabs and primal, thumping drums.  COLOR WAR and their live visuals collaborator, Brandon Sciarrotta, produced the record with co-production and mixing by legendary techno wizard, John Selway.

 

Buy "It Could Only Be This Way" now on Limited Vinyl, CD or Digital

 

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PRESS

"Menacingly glimmering"  — PITCHFORK

"It takes some balls to build and build for close to five minutes before finally dropping a Stevie Nicks-ian climactic wig out. Nicely done."   — NOISEY

"A thumping, gorgeous goth torch-song"  — STEREOGUM

 

For press inquiries:  brandon@4horsemenrecords.com


ORDER It Could Only Be This Way on LP, CD or Digital

ORDER It Could Only Be This Way on LP, CD or Digital

COLOR WAR
It Could Only Be This Way (March 4, 2014)

1. Plate Tectonics
2. Hallways
3. Stars Like Glass
4. SOS
5. U Saved My Life
6. The Infinity Broadcast*
7. Obelisk
8. I Like It This Way
9. Twin Spires
10. Baby Don't Make Me Worry
11. Shapeshifting
12. Kaaterskill Falls*

*CD and Digital release only


VIDEOS

COLOR WAR - "Shapeshifting" OFFICIAL VIDEO
Directed by CRYSTAL MOSELLE

COLOR WAR - "SOS" [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Directed by Julia Ngeow

COLOR WAR - "OBELISK" Official Video
Directed by JUSTIN WILLIAM LIN