Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The Rolling Tones
The boys from Barcelona are kicking it hard core in 2008. The Pinker Tones are releasing their new album, Wild Animals, on April 29th and headlining Vans Warped Tour where they will play alongside Gym Class Heroes, Everytime I Die, Relient K, The Academy Is..., and many more top bands.
The duo seemed to take over the world in 2007 as a subject of a New York Times feature and an A&E special, a performance on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic," and a song featured on "Ugly Betty" and "Entourage." The Pinker Tones also received heavy play on mtvU, MTV Tr3s, Mun2, and LATV. But perhaps it was their SXSW performance where they performed five shows in 36 hours, blowing the audience at KCRW’s Sounds Eclectic Evening in Los Angeles away alongside leading artists like The Shins, Lily Allen and Rodrigo and Gabriela. Their latest single “Karma Hunters” was also selected as the theme song for Mun2's popular reality show ‘Chicas Project’.
With the success of their 2006 debut The Million Colour Revolution and their 2007 remix album More Colours!, the group plans to expand with their next album, hitting fans with a variety of vocal guests including Jimmy Lindsay from groundbreaking 1970s Jamaican funk group Cymande and Amparo from Spanish reggae-rock band Amparanoia. The albums first single off of Wild Animals will be, “Happy Everywhere.”
Here's what the critics are saying:
“Barcelona’s Pinker Tones are just flat-out unbelievably fucking great…they rate as one of the finest exercises in pop confection currently working in the known universe.” - LA WEEKLY
“An exuberant and eclectic collection, swinging from electro-soul to bossa-nova-esque to a Catalan-Hawaiian instrumental. Think of a soundtrack for a blaxploitation or James Bond movie with a score by both Kraftwerk and Henry Mancini." - NEW YORK TIMES