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Gone To Color shares new single feat. Kurt Wagner of Lambchop

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“When Gone To Color contacted me about working together I was struck by their sonics. They were pretty intense and inspiring, so the work was a pleasure. At the time, I had no idea who these guys were, but they make good art and that’s enough for me, plus they seem to appreciate my way with words, which is big and their approach in collaboration is right and true.” -Kurt Wagner

Gone To Color is the rock/electronic duo Tyler Bradley Walker and Matt Heim, formed in Cincinnati and now split between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Gone To Color’s sound has been described as “shapeshifting…subdued, dreamy, and surreal.” The duo’s eclecticism makes categorization hard to pin down; though, combinations of electronics, guitars, and vocals seem ubiquitous in the band’s aesthetic. Walker and Heim often synthesize their instrumental compositions through collaboration.

Gone to Color’s debut album is stacked with an incredible host of collaborators, including Mercury Music Prize nominee Martina Topley-Bird (Massive Attack and Tricky collaborator), Pat Sansone of Wilco, sound designer Richard Devine, GRAMMY nominee Ade Blackburn of Clinic, Carson Cox of Merchandise and Jessie Stein of The Luyas. The record was co-produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Grandaddy).

Photo of Kurt Wagner by Steve Gullick

Track Credits for “Just Smile”:

Drums – Brian Deck
Engineer – Brian Deck
Engineer (Additional) – Shane Hendrickson, John McEntire
Guitars – Luke Reynolds, Pat Sansone
Keyboards/Synthesizers – Matt Heim, Tyler Bradley Walker
Keyboards/Synthesizers (Additional) – Richard Devine, Pat Sansone
Marimba – Luke Reynolds
Mellotron – Pat Sansone
Organs – Matt Heim, Tyler Bradley Walker
Programming – Gone to Color, Brian Deck
Programming (Additional) – Richard Devine
Vocals – Kurt Wagner
Written by – Matt Heim, Kurt Wagner, Tyler Bradley Walker
Album Cover Photograph – Patrick Joust
Design – Simen Røyseland
Mixed by – Brian Deck
Mastered by – Mike Marsh
Produced by – Gone to Color and Brian Deck

Gone to Color is – Matt Heim, Tyler Bradley Walker

Recorded at Soma Electronic Music Studios, Chicago, USA
Recorded at IV Lab, Chicago, USA
Recorded at Club Roar, Nashville, USA
Mixed at Narwhal Studio Chicago, Chicago, USA
Mastered at The Exchange Mike Mark Mastering, Exmouth, UK


Questions, I have questions
But please do continue
Distance and time, some say what a waste
Excuse me, but I’m going to get crude
It’s a bottom up struggle and cheating is very real
And I know you will miss me, if you ever get to be alone

Smile, smile, smile, smile

The sound of children in the distance
An ice cream plays My Darling Clementine
Across the interstate is like another world
A dying ember in a shot glass
It should be getting easier with time
(Smile) 30 summers from today, it might be 40, but who’s counting?
(Just smile) When it’s quiet, it’s really quiet
And when it’s not, it is unbearable

Smile, smile

Gone To Color
Gone To Color

Release Date: Oct. 15, 2021

Track List:

1. The 606
feat. Jessie Stein
2. Dissolved
feat. Martina Topley-Bird
3. Redok (instrumental)
4. Illusions
feat. Ade Blackburn
5. Just Smile
feat. Kurt Wagner
6. Suicide
feat. Angus Andrew
7. Voyeur Nation
feat. Carson Cox
8. Blur
feat. Jessie Stein


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