Color Palette’s ‘Sunburn’ is bright-yet-melancholy indie-electro out of Washington D.C. “Since their first release,” the group says, “Color Palette has garnered hundreds of press hits worldwide,” including “NME Magazine, USA Today and NPR.” The way these guys pit the bright, bubbly nature of their self-ascribed indie-electro label against the anxious, atmospheric sensibility that’s come to define the current zeitgeist is impressive. Clearly, these guys take a lot from their eighties pop-rock forbearers like Depeche Mode or Morrissey. In that capacity they share some ground with contemporaries like The 1975 or Pale Waves. But these guys are bringing something more original, maybe even off-kilter to their work. It feels like some lines could drawn between the group and an act like Tigers Jaw or Alex G. There’s a jangly, sad homeliness to this track, that in conjunction with elevated writing skills, really brings this song to a unique, more memorable place in the world of indie-pop. This is a great showing from a talented band. Check out ‘Sunburn’ below!
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