06.27.13 — “Suddenlines” by The History of Colour TV

cover art for Emerald Cures Chic Ills

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Suddenlines” by The History of Colour TV (2013, from the album Emerald Cures Chic Ills).

The History of Colour TV is a shoegaze/dreampop/post-punk band with members from the US, the UK, and elsewhere. They formed in Berlin in the autumn of 2010. That’s where they still are.

I really don’t know much about this band. I discovered them because they’re on the outstanding Saint Marie Records. If you’ve been reading along at home, you’ll know that label as being the home of This is That Song alumni broaddaylight, Drowner, Jetman Jet Team, Nightmare Air, Panda Riot Resplandor, Spotlight Kid, Sway, and a few others. They’ve got some exciting new releases scheduled for this summer, and some very cool stuff on the not-so-distant horizon, so you should expect to see many more posts about Saint Marie bands.

The only biographical detail I know is that THOCTV started out as a solo recording project and blossomed into a full band. I’m not sure how many of them there are or what their names are.

So without any anecdotal stuff to go on, here’s tonight’s song:
“Suddenlines” by The History of Colour TV

What’s remarkable about this is that the first 1:20 play like it could be a lost track from Disintegration, the next 30 or so seconds play like it could be a lost track from Just for A Day (Slowdive), After about thirty seconds of something else entirely, it goes back to the Slowdive-y bits.

I’m not sure what’s up with the coda. I wish the song ended at 4:07, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s a great song.

You can buy a physical copy of Emerald Cures Chic Ills directly from Saint Marie Records here. That page also has the links for downloading copies from bandcamp, Amazon, or iTunes.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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