Mississippi indie rockers Colour Revolt are darlings in the cool kids world. Having toured with the likes of toured with Dinosaur Jr., Black Lips, Okkervil River, Menomena, Paper Rival, Explosions in the Sky, Malajube, Anathallo, and Manchester Orchestra, they are no strangers to the scene. On February 7th, 2012, the debut Colour Revolt EP will be released on VINYL for the very first time. This special Limited Edition of 1,000 will come on 180-Gram CLEAR 12″ vinyl and will include a download card with the Colour Revolt EP + 2005’s out of print “Makeshift EP”. To celebrate the release, Colour Revolt will play a select number of shows in which they will perform the EP from start to finish (plus other favorites). Joining them on stage tomorrow will be Andy Hull (from Manchester Orchestra) and his side project, Great Captain. Jesse from Colour Revolt joined us as part of our 5GB series before their show Thursday.
What was the first gig you ever went to?
It was a city festival called Jubilee Jam in downtown Jackson, MS. I was 10 or 11 and went with a neighbor of mine. I subsequently crowd surfed for the first time to a band, Collective Soul. It was a bad night for both of us. The lead singer was hit with a water bottle in the face and in what i remember as a British accent for some reason, cursedly promised to never return to Jackson. I was thrown onto some large fellow’s girlfriend a number of times throughout my “surfing” at which point he began to take both of my shoes and throw them in opposite directions. At the end of the night I was walking around sock footed. I found both of my shoes with another friend of mine who claimed he had been struck by both at separate times in the head.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed at?
Historically for some reason when we play our best, there’s no one there. Literally like the other band(s) and people who work there. That’s it. Either way though, that’s a tough question to nail down because for me, it’s not really about a place or tons of people being there for it to be “the best.” If everyone is connected with the songs and feeling them, I feel great. If for some reason I can’t connect, I’ll feel like it was a horrible show. But bad shows have to be left there too. I’ve seen them turn into bad weeks because we couldn’t get over the first show. Bad shows are just that and have to be learned from. If we can perform the songs now without something going wrong, a lot of shows are the best for us now.
What is the best gig you have ever been to?
I have a Top 5….Sigur Ros – Valentines Day at the Ryman in Nashville 2006. Chad Vangaalen at Proud Larry’s in Oxford, MS 2006. Arcade Fire at House of Blues New Orleans 2005. Tom Waits in Birmingham, AL 2008. Mark Kozelek at some church in Austin 2008. Also Wilco in Meridian, MS in 2007 and Dave Bazan at Murray State in Kentucky in ’02 was pretty great.
Gig you would most like to play?
I’d really like to do a Breeders curated ATP fest. Really though I’d just like to play overseas. We’ve never been so that’s a goal I’d like to accomplish this year for sure.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
Well the new coachella line up is pretty dreamy. Honestly, for a long time I said At The Drive In and Refused would be on my dream bill but now that seems cliche. Probably Tom waits, The Breeders and Mark Kozelek at the Tabernacle is pretty close to perfect in my mind. What I think would really be the greatest show (as well as a funny mix of people) would be if Tom Waits, Fiona Apple, Deerhoof and probably Chad Vangaalen all start a band that play at the Tabernacle. That’s my dream.
Catch Colour Revolt tomorrow at Vinyl