Mile Marker: Colour RevoltBy John Hendrickson | February 4th, 2011 | 7 comments
What is a Mile Marker? It’s a point in time when an artist — big, small, local, national — swings through the Reverb studios in Colorado to hang out for an afternoon and record a few exclusive songs for you, our loyal readers.
We guarantee that these tracks are specifically chosen by the artist and put to tape in a live session. A Mile Marker, in short, is a moment, however beautiful or flawed that moment might be. And hey, we’re one mile above sea level, so anything can happen.
The guys from Colour Revolt were some of the nicest and most unique we’ve met thusfar. Maybe it’s that classic southern charm — the band calls Mississippi home. They showed up on a brisk Saturday afternoon and drummer
Daniel Davison Patrick Ryan announced that his kit had not sounded good for days. To our surprise (and that of his bandmates), Ryan took to the studio’s backyard with a borrowed electric saw (from Bryan, our producer) and started drilling the hell out of his crash cymbal. It was loud. As in, really loud. Almost as loud as their session would be an hour later. He cut a triangle wedge, which, according to Ryan, increased the shimmer and tone. After listening to the final mixes, we have to say he’s right.