The Color Society – “Invalidate Me”


The lush, dreamy “Invalidate Me” comes from The Color Society’s recently released EP, Stargazing in Black and White. Mellow guitar jangles build to a memorable chorus – “invalidate me,” – at the 50-second mark, reminiscent stylistically to Wild Nothing (especially as the chorus’ subsequent bridge features wandering guitar lines). The band – comprised of Daniel Shrader, Shane Teague, Isaiah Sanchez, Nathan Shrader, and Tess Schoonhoven – show dedication to warmly melodic pop structures, while also adhering to the atmospheric textures of dream-pop, psychedelia, and alternative. The guitar work at 02:17 also stands out, developing from a twangy accompaniment to an atmospherically stirring lead in the absence of percussion.

Stream the rest of the enjoyable EP below:

“Invalidate Me” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Shoegaze / Post-Punk / Dream-Pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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