Andrew Shaw – guitar, vocals
Felicia Baca – bass
Seth Howe – guitar
Tyler Ford – drums
Color Animal = Pixies + Psychic Ills + ’90s-era Death Cab For Cutie
The term “alternative” gets tossed around more than the word “hipster” does at a coffee bar, but this SLC-based group are the very definition of the genre, as they’ve woven 10 kinds of rock into an alt-rock tapestry. Garage, indie, surf, modern, pop/rock and other variations come together, with each individual member bringing their own attitudes to the floor to make music you could simultaneously chill and bounce to. Andrew Shaw’s silvery voice seals it all together, neither dominating nor overtaking, but quietly invoking a passionate response from the listener. The group paired up with Mike Sasich at Man vs. Music to produce their EP, Vision Lies, in mid 2013, followed by their first full-length album, Bubble Gum, in July 2014. In their nearly three years together, the group has enjoyed its status as a hardworking foursome that doesn’t rely on gimmicks or trends to get over with an audience. They’re the best kind of musicians, and they damn well deserve your undivided attention.