The Color Forty Nine just released their gorgeous debut LP on Darla Records.
The self titled album is a thing of beauty to listen to. It’s cut from the same line of albums that were released by R.E.M., the National, Beirut or Wilco. I know the bar is set high there, but this album lives up to it and the some. Why? well because not all artists/bands are able to release such an amazing first album.
From the opening chords of “I Will”, which sets the mood for the rest of the album, this is just impeccable work.
The flow of the album is just right and trying to choose a standout track is difficult since each song is a like a short film in it self, and each one is worthy to be in the album. You can see the stories in the songs you’re hearing. You can feel the weight of the songs while painting vivid pictures in your head.
The way the music plays it’s such as to make it almost feel like a film score, yet once you add the vocals that’s where the journey begins. It shows you the way, it clears the path for you and in a way it tells you which road to go on.
This is an album not to be missed. You should listen to it and share it with loved ones.
Go see them live too since is such a treat to see John Meeks (drums), Jason Hooper (bass), Matt Resovich (keys, violin, etc.) he’s basically the Warren Ellis of the band and Phil Beaumont (vocals).
words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.
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