Awesome Color - Massa Hypnos
- Catalogue No:
- Ecstatic Peace
- Release Date:
4. White Cloud
Psych-garage-noise purveyors Awesome Color came together after two Michigan skater/musos hooked up with a fellow Great Lake State expat in Brooklyn in 2004. Tired of the same old same old that was passing for NYC underground punk at the time, the trio set out to inject a little Detroit rock know-how into the scene.
Succeeding marvellously at channelling the grit and free abandon of the Stooges and MC5 into a propulsive, riff-based, Black Sabbath-informed mule-kick of a live show, the group soon caught the eye of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, who signed them to his Ecstatic Peace! label. With Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth tours under their belts, Awesome Color now release their third album, ‘Massa Hypnos’, another whoppingly thick slice of guitar-driven Detoit-styled punk-rock.
“We love their garagey, Guess Who-esque take on blues rock” – ROLLING STONE
“A band that looks as youthfully innocent as Awesome Color shouldn’t be capable of making such convincingly grizzled rock” – SPIN