February 3, 2023

The Reds, Pinks and Purples - "Life in the Void"

The Reds, Pinks and Purples have announced a new record, The Town That Cursed Your Name, due in March and continue to strike gold on the lead single, "Life in the Void."

Glenn Donladson doesn't know how to slow down. For nearly four years, he's been releasing music non-stop under his moniker The Reds, Pinks and Purples in addition to the plethora of other recordings he's done in bands such as Vacant Gardens and The Telephone Numbers. Following several albums, EPs, and a heaping of standalone singles, Glenn is back today with he announcement of a new record and a remastered version of last year's single, "Life in the Void." (Which was previously streaming, but has since been removed and is now back in this great new form.) This track is a more mainlined number with extra magnetic guitar that allows the fuzz to creep in while crashing cymbals and tight snare add a driving punch. In true fashion, the track mixes bright pop flairs and shoegaze undertones in a haze of dream-pop bliss while adding his usual sulking lyrics for an '80s-like twist. He himself tweeted about it sounding like a mix between The Jesus Lizard and the Smiths bringing the melancholic pop to a head with noisy, buzzing guitar. "I guess you're lucky it's not worse" Donaldson sings as her narrates the things we're told to remain happy about despite our bleak outlook. "I guess you're lucky that you're employed," a phrase that haunts and hangs over so many who feel like they're longing for something better is too much to hope for and hits home on the notion of always promising to have desires and not settle for what you're told is good enough. 

The Town That Cursed Your Name is out March 23 via Slumberland.

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