Secret Colours

Secret Colours

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
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A mix of ’60s Psychedelia, ’90s Newgaze, with an infusion of of Brit Pop, Secret Colours are Tommy Evans, Mike Novak, Matt Yeates, Max Brink

Biography

If you didn’t know these guys were from Chicago, you’d assume they’re a bunch of Brits, with their insanely Britpop-influenced sound and their unusual spelling of color, but the Windy City exports manage to capture the soul of the UK in the late ’90s/early ’00s and mix in a good amount of 70's Psychedelia for a sound all their own. Ample amounts of fuzz and pop combine to sound something like if The Stone Roses and The Black Angels decided to mate, and their offspring is something to be cherished. 

 

Vocals, Guitar / Tommy Evans
Guitar / Mike Novak
Bass / Max Brink
Drums / Matt Yeates
    

Lyrics

It Can't Be Simple

Written By: Tommy Evans

"It Can't Be Simple"

It can't be simple
You know it's not
I want to kindle
All that I ain't got

Oh..oh..oh..
It cannot be fair
With such a funny way of showing someone
that you

My heart is pure and my mind is clear
A funny little lie that I used to hear
Passionate reaction with a nuclear fear
Searching for something that can not be there

It can't be simple
You know it's not
I want to kindle
All that I ain't got

Listen to what I say simply put there's no simple way

It can't be simple
You know it's not
I want to kindle
All that I ain't got
My heart is pure and my mind is clear
A funny little lie that I used to hear
Passionate reaction with a nuclear fear
Searching for something that can not be there

It can't be simple
You know it's not
I want to kindle
All that I ain't got

Listen to what I say simply put there's no simple way

Rotten Summer

Written By: Tommy Evans

"Rotten Summer"

I had the feeling when the summer was rotten
I had had the feeling then it must have been forgotten
Cause I just don't quite know what it feels like now

I'm not saying everything was meaningless
I'm not saying everything got justice
But I don't really care to stick around to find out

The place where we used to play
This place cannot be the same
The place where we used to lay
Those days now have gone away
Today I'm forever changed
Today I feel so tame

There you were standing in my bedroom doorway
There we were doing nothing on a Sunday
Tell me it's ok I'll pick you up when you fall

And as the year went by I came to realize
Fantasies are a dreadful disguise
I'm done wasting my life making sense of it all

The place where we used to play
This place cannot be the same
The place where we used to lay
Those days now have gone away
Today I'm forever changed
Today I feel so tame

The place where we used to play
This place cannot be the same
The place where we used to lay
Those days now have gone away
Today I'm forever changed
Today I feel so tame

Get To The Sun

Written By: Tommy Evans

"Get to the sun"

Got to get to the sun
Got to get to the sun for the one
One

Don't see what you see
Don't see me what I could be
Be
Be

Don't look out my window
Cause the eyes rolled back in my head
See her through a telescope
Is she alive or is she dead

Along time ago
What I was told was set in stone
Stone

And all our yesterdays
Disintegrate in an optimistic way
Way

Don't look out my window
Cause the eyes rolled back in my head
See her through a telescope
Is she alive or is she dead

Heavy & Steady

Written By: Tommy Evans

"Heavy and Steady"

Keep it heavy and steady on the 101
Moonlit drive for the skeletons
I feel it in my bones

Strange times when the sun is blind
The bright white keeps us so very warm inside
Chase the dark lit glow

A screaming dream carries with the tide
A modern machine takes them for a ride
Spread it like the wind

Take us to the place
Where all the hearts race
Maybe we will find
Parallel states of mind
And everything we know
That we can't let go
Will die another day
Cause tonight our lives fade away

Girls drugs guns and money
Everything to make the world act funny
I got him in my soul

Destroying to rebuild
Feels like time stands still
Let it take a hold

Take us to the place
Where all the hearts race
Maybe we will find
Parallel states of mind
And everything we know
That we can't let go
Will die another day
Cause tonight our lives fade away

Take us to the place
Where all the hearts race
Maybe we will find
Parallel states of mind
And everything we know
That we can't let go
Will die another day
Cause tonight our lives fade away

Discography

4/29/14 - Positive Distractions
5/28/13 - Peach
1/01/12 - EP3
01/2011- Follow the Drone EP
11/2010 - In the Absence EP
08/2010 - Secret Colours