Cincinnati’s indietronic, alternative dance act, Dark Colour, crafted and fronted by songwriter Randall Rigdon Jr, with Coleman Williams on guitar, Joesph Sparough on drums and Jeff Dawson on bass.
Shapes on Tape is a Brooklyn based musical project whose dynamic blend of rock and electronic instrumentation moves from dreamy, psychedelic ballads, through pulsing dance anthems, and into abrasive power pop.
Genre hopping producer/multi-instrumentalist/90’s groovebox enthusiast Adam Kruckenberg, formerly of midwest glam legend Vibralux, and guitarist/songwriter, Jason Matuskiewicz, a veteran of beloved Lexington, KY band Candidate, began collaborating in 2014. They soon took Jason’s effortless punk-tinged folk songs in a far more electronic direction.
With the assistance of Justin Craig, Grammy nominated producer and musical director of the current Broadway hit “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, they recorded their debut EP, Motivational Speakers, which was released in March of 2015.
Matuskiewicz’s lyrics and straightforward style always flirt with the relationship between high and low concept, taking on complex social and emotional issues with an abrupt 3 chord frankness that never takes itself seriously, while Kruckenberg’s synthetic reimaginings take the songs into a lush and dynamic sound that is simultaneously unusual and instantly accessible.