so i had mentioned about a month ago, when the acl lineup was announced, that i would start writing about the artists i think you would like to see if you were to attend. well here is my first attempt at fulfilling that promise. i actually found this band through the austin city limits web-site. i had never heard of them before, and come to find out it’s not actually a “them,” rather, it is a guy named dallas green, who used to be the lead singer of a band called alexisonfire, and this is his first attempt at a solo project. now if you have heard of alexisonfire (pronounced “alexis on fire”), you might be surprised that i would be writing about this guy, cause i am pretty sure they are a hard-core band that is way out of my taste. but this new project of his can be easily categorized as an acoustic singer/songwriter gig. his sophomore release, bring me your love, which just came out earlier this year, is done so well and and his voice sounds so confident in this role, one would assume that he’s a veteran of the indie-acoustic scene. but i think it is only a matter of time before he becomes a staple in the indie geeks ipod. so if you are lucky enough to attend acl this september, make sure to catch city and colour. you won’t be disappointed.
here is the music video for the first single, and probably my favorite track off of the new album.
and one for the road. i hope thine ears bleedeth.
city and colour – body in a box (removed 8/28)