We don’t mean to keep you from hanging on the line for that third Glassjaw album, but… you do know Daryl Palumbo’s back, right? This time Palumbo’s teamed up with Richard Penzone (last seen with ex-Glassjaw guitarist Todd Weinstock in Men, Women & Children) for Color Film – yet another rebound into Palumbo’s love affair with the 80s.
This isn’t the first time Palumbo’s dabbled in synthpop, but where Head Automatica was strictly for the dancefloor, early tracks from Color Film indicate a more languid, laidback affair. Think Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, or Bryan Ferry’s Boys and Girls (ask your Mum). Excepting the collaboration with Nick Hook, all these tracks are taken from debut album Living Arrangments, produced by the band and mixed by the legendary 80s producer Gareth Jones.
There’s only been the odd US date so far, but since Living Arrangements is due later this year, that’s unlikely to be the end of it. With Head Automatica’s new album Swan Damage effectively shelved owing to contractual disputes, and Glassjaw’s (continued) third album blues, that ought to keep you going for a bit, right?
Listen to ’52 Minds’ by Color Film: