The Technicolor Nightmare
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The Technicolor Nightmare

Paintsville, KY | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | AFM

Paintsville, KY | AFM
Established on Jan, 2012
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The Technicolor Nightmare is a progressive rock band formulated in its current iteration in 2012 in Volga, Kentucky. The band set out with the mission of creating something different than the accepted norm in Eastern Kentucky, but with respect to the member's southern roots, given that the band operates in the same town that produced legends like Loretta Lynn, Chris Stapleton, Hylo Brown and Tyler Childers. The music is, at the same time, complex, psychedelic and progressive, alongside being blues-driven and paying homage to the classics with a keen eye on the future. 

The Technicolor Nightmare released its first EP, "Retrograde” a grueling 6 years later, featuring songs written over the preceding decade and refined by the current cast of the band - a staggering process that birthed songs such as the space-rock epic Scotty's Body, the funk-styled On the Run, the nearly hair-metal-reminiscent sound of Death Biscuit and the dreamy, creamy ballad Silence of the Clams. The EP's four songs explore topics ranging from the disembodied entity Scotty's loss of his mortal coil and his sinister nature to the disillusionment and dissociation of the ode to translucence that Silence of the Clams illustrates for the listener. Death Biscuit is a song full of phonetic constants whose sinister connotations clash against the sometimes up-beat instrumentation while On The Run is a funky free-for-all exploring unrequited love and loneliness.

Odd time is no rare occurrence on Retrograde, and most of the heavy lifting in this regard is shouldered by drummer Joseph Spradlin and bassist Steven Caudill's rock solid, yet complex interplay, while the melody is handled by a dual-guitar team consisting of Justin Colvin and Waylon Whitson, who fluidly switch between rhythms and leads, leaving the listener guessing who's playing what part.

All of this is offset by Steven’s soaring vocals, sung while performing his unabashedly over-the-top bass lines. 

In summary, Retrograde is a wild ride through a myriad of styles and the band's overall aesthetic is no different, each member bringing their own influences and preferences to the table to create a unique blend of classic and modern that speaks to the melting pot that is The Technicolor Nightmare, a band with an unrelenting drive and a take-no-prisoners attitude that is even more apparent when they take the stage.

The band's live show has even more surprises lying in wait, with nearly two hours of original material.

The band has been called a "behemoth prog rock band," by WIFX Foxy Radio 94.3 and appeared on a Friday special for an interview on the station recently, where they discussed their antics in detail and even spilled the beans about "Scotty," the entity who pulls the strings on the nightmare, shining some light onto the wild imagination that births this kind of music.

Recently, a clip of On The Run was featured on Shooter Jenning's Electric Rodeo on SiriusXM 60 Outlaw Country.
The band has played in Lexington, KY, and Huntington, WV, recently, hitting well-known venues such as Lynagh's Irish Pub in Lexington and Press Club and The V-Club in Huntington.

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