There is something excellently counterbalanced with The Color Forty Nine. The quartet creates a mixture of Americana, gypsy folk and desert warmth. There is always a bit of a gothic tinge to their music too as it is dark and complex, yet triumphant too. Take their new single ‘What Would I KNow? ¿Yo Que Sé?’ for example. It has murky desert isolation in its guitars and dusty drums yet the Spanish/Mexican brass arrangement feels proud and triumphant. Guest vocalist Rubén Albarrán, from Café Tacvba, sings the Spanish verses beautifully too.
The track is taken from The Color Forty Nine’s new album ‘String Ladders’ which is out today. You can enjoy the track below. The band say their mixture of sounds comes from their border town heritage and mash-up of musical experience they’ve had playing in other bands. I really like the melting pot and plan to investigate further based on this track alone.
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