explosion of colored emotion, the seductive touch of texture.|
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.
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. Their upcoming debut EP will
coincide with performances throughout Portland and beyond.
EP We Are to be released soon.
Coloring Electric Like is
Guitar, Bass, Loops
at the Firkin
with Too Long Sparks, Stein Project, and Ezra Bell
1937 SE 11th Ave Portland OR 97214
starts 9 pm
at The Annex
with Violent Psalms and Too Long Sparks
5264 N Lombard Portland OR 97203
starts 9 pm