Austin Psych Fest is just a few short days away, so I reckoned we oughta ramp up our coverage. Today we caught up with Secret Colours for a quick pre-fest interview. I really love the Chicago band’s responses, and I appreciate greatly the thought drummer Justin Frederick put into his answers. The band will be playing at 5:45 on Sunday at the Reverberation Stage. Let’s get ready to enjoy ourselves at one of Austin’s best festivals.
As the days draw closer to yet another festival in Austin, we’re starting to take a closer look at some of the lesser known bands on the list, and Secret Colours are my latest obsession. I think this Chicago act speaks to the festivals diversity this year, offering a poppier glint on the broader psych spectrum. Listening to their newest single reminds me of what a joy it was listening to early Of Montreal, using noisy touches of guitars and delicious bass parts to really suck you into the song. If you’re not going to the festival, then I at least suggest you make way for Positive Distractions II to make its way into your playlist on April 29th.