Readers’ Bands: Collisions In Grey And Red Are Worth A Listen

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Collisions in Grey and Red
If you dig bands like Dillinger Escape Plan and Converge, head to the end of this post.

There, you will find music from Collisions in Grey and Red, who hail from Potsdam, N.Y.

We were on the receiving end of an email from the band’s guitarist, Carter.

“The name may suggest trust-funded whatever-core, however I assure we’re not nearly as cute as bands of similar nomenclature,” writes Carter.

He adds: “The music is sort of a less frantic Botch, with flashes of Isis-style atmosphere and the rock ‘n roll tendencies of newer Converge.”

Thanks for describing yourself and saving me the trouble, dude. I’d agree. I think the band’s definitely decent, and certainly on to something here.

I listened to their entire EP, Mary, Mary, and must say, thoroughly enjoyed it.

My favorite part of Carter’s email was when he wrote the following: “As a side note I’d ask that if you don’t take too well to the music, just ignore the submission. Each year we improve our playing and songwriting chops significantly, and I’d rather send something you really enjoy someday down the line than garner a negative reputation prematurely. The songs are raw, but have heart, and instigate a lot of mixed reactions from listeners.”

Dude, you guys are awesome.

Be more confident in what you’re doing. Yes, it’s raw, but that’s part of why I dig it.

A producer would just clean up your sound, and that would be a great disservice to you.

“Anyway, thanks for your time and keep up the good work,” Carter ends his email. “You’re honest, I like that.”

And your band’s solid. I like that.

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