The Color of Violence - Youthanize
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: April 7, 2009

E.U. Release Date: April 6, 2009

Label: Epitaph

Recording Year: 2009

UPC/EAN Code: 45778678266


The Color of Violence

About Youthanize by The Color of Violence

After dancing with the devil in the pale moonlight as one-half of the wildly popular screamo band From First to Last, Travis Richter (guitars/vocals) and Derek Bloom (drums) have purposefully set aside their knack for mainstream success with their new band the Color of Violence. Youthanize, as the title implies, is a grinding, surf-y testament to the wit, irony and artistry of two talented musicians working without restrictions or expectations. Taking their music back to the underground from whence they came, Richter and Bloom are here to provoke and inflame, yes, but mostly just to have some f'ing fun.

"The premise of the band was to be spontaneous and lighthearted while at the same time making intense music." says Richter. "I feel like the whole mood of punk music has changed. Or maybe it hasn't and I have just romanticized the hell out of the whole thing. Either way, I look at the early 80's punk movement, even just on the west coast, there is so much diversity, from bands like the Weirdos to Black Flag to Bad Religion to X. Take it worldwide and you get bands like GISM, Siouxsie Sioux or the creatures, Nina Hagen, etc. I don't see that anywhere now. That boldness, that excitement, that diversity. I'm not saying that we are on the level of any of those musicians, because we aren't, all I mean is that this record isn't a chugga-chugga blah-blah fuck me I'm angry kind of record. We tried to improv just about everything on the spot in the studio and tried to bring more to the table than the status quo for the genre. At its heart I feel like this is a punk record in that sense."

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The Color of Violence

The Color of Violence

The Color of Violence is collaboration between two dudes, between many dudes, between too many dudes.

The beginning often is looked at as the end, …

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