The Colorway Blog

New album news, Luthier’s 10/10 and Cambridge 11/22

“Even leaves know there’s a time and there’s a place.”

Hi all,

Well, it’s sad to see the summer go. I know we’re well into October, but part of me thought it might just stay warm until Christmas Eve. Wouldn’t that be nice? But, of course, this is New England and we get what we get and better like it, by gum. So I’m all in, I suppose, and by the looks of the lawn covered with leaves I don’t think I have much say in the matter.

Colorway has had some great shows this summer. Thanks to everybody who came out to support us and to the new fans we’ve made along the way. It’s really been great to connect with you and to make music you enjoy.

Through it all we’ve been hard at work finishing up a whole mess of new songs. And that’s a good thing because in just under a couple of weeks we’re going into Sonelab Studio in Easthampton (where we recorded the first album) to begin work on our next one. We record from October 20 and wrap up on Halloween.

The title of the next album will be “The Black Sky Sequined” and is slated to be released on iTunes, Amazon, in stores, and on this website on 5/5/15. The name of the album comes from a line of a poem Alex’s mom wrote (the whole poem is included in the first album’s liner notes) and it will be featuring ten brand new songs. The feel of this upcoming record is a bit more rock than the last one. It’s a touch more focused, cohesive and definitely has the benefit of a year-and-a-half of gigging and rehearsing, whereas the first album was, basically, the first thing we ever did. We think you’ll like the finished product and really feel it’s a natural progression for the band.

There will be a full-on album release party at the Iron Horse on Thursday, May 14th. More info on that to come.

Friday, 10/10 we have our pre-cording party at the Luthier’s Co-op in Easthampton, MA. We’re calling it that because we’ll be playing what we’re planning to record, as well as select tunes from our first album. It’s a free show (tips appreciated), it’s all-ages and it’s not too late (8pm-9:30pm). Also playing that night will be Mark Nomad at 7pm and Them There Ghosts on right after us at 9:35. It’s a tiny room and is first come first served, so get there early if you want to ensure a seat. Check out our Facebook Event Page for more info on the gig.

Finally, Colorway is happy to say they’ll be heading back to eastern Mass from whence they came (well, at least Dave and Alex) to play the intimate Club Bohemia downstairs at the infamous Cantab Lounge in Cambridge.

Where: 738 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 Phone:(617) 354-2685
When: Saturday, November 22
How much: $8
Age allowed: 21+

On the bill:
9pm The Knock-Ups (girl-fronted punk from Boston)
10pm Mercury on Mars (rock and rock featuring Paul Reynolds–original Soup drummer–from Boston)
11pm The Little Richards (awesome power poppy punk from Salem)
Colorway (on at midnight)

Anyone out there in the 617 we’d love some help in spreading the word about this gig.

So there you go. Plenty of good stuff happening over the next couple of months. We’ll be part of this year’s First Night Northampton, but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, shall we?

Thanks for reading and taking the time to listen to and support independent music.

And on we go . . .