Artist to Watch: Explode Into Colors
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
Who: Explode Into Colors
Where: Portland, OR
Although two members of Explode Into Colors met in a West African drumming class at Evergreen State College, this Portland-based all-girl trio isn’t making crunchy hippie music. With a percussion-heavy sound that recalls bands like The Slits, the band is another entry in the Pacific Northwest’s long history of angular post-punk bands with a pop heart. Signed to Kill Rock Stars, their debut album is already in the works, but in the meantime the girls will be releasing a series of 7-inch singles and curating local art shows under the Explode Into Colors name.
Listen: "Paper (Hot Sax Version)"
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