Portland-based Coloring Electric Like combines shoegaze rock with heavily effected guitar, synth-driven sounds and beats from trip-hop and industrial influences, and female lead vocals.

Layers of guitar evoke the sounds of My Bloody Valentine, Lush, and Curve, while beats from multiple drum and synth loops have the drive and edge of Massive Attack and Nine Inch Nails. A backdrop of lush synth and strings is sublimely orchestral, and creates a large landscape of sound within which provocative female vocals reminiscent of Portishead and Sneaker Pimps intertwine. The duo produces a sound that is surprisingly big, with a haunting feel and danceable groove.

Benjamin Bowman hails from Indianapolis, and came to Portland for the purpose of carving out his musical sound. Mia Chemello had been in several Portland bands, but was always searching for "that sound".....Bowman and Chemello met musically prior to meeting in person....by writing, recording, file swapping, and mixing what became their first joint effort, the song Bleed it Out. Subsequently meeting and working together made them realize they had both found their other musical half. They have been working on writing and recording what has become a catalog of the sound of Coloring Electric like since 2010. They are currently working on their upcoming debut EP.

Coloring electric like EP

Debut EP We Are to be released soon.


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