SuperLiteBike: “Raise the Colors”
There is a certain drama in the music of SuperLiteBike. Maybe it’s frontman Patrick Husband’s operatic background or maybe it’s the group’s strange synthesis of prog pomposity, indie understatement and touching electro-ephemerality, but the Austin band’s songs have the ebb and flow of the quirkiest dramedy.
SuperLiteBike is Husband (who also handles rhythm guitar and trumpet), bassist and back-up vocalist Jackson Ellis III, lead guitarist Travis Larrew and drummer Rob Edmiston. The band morphed into what it is today after dissolution of their previous project Pocket Full of Deng. In 2010 the freshly-formed SuperLiteBike went into the studio to record their debut LP Away We Go.
One of the songs from Away We Go is today’s song of the day. “Raise the Colors” is a kinetic tune. It shakes with a jittery New Wave energy before descending into wonderfully theatrical, psychedelic madness in the back half of the song. The tune really captures the band’s scope and its flair for the dramatic.
If you want more, SuperLiteBike is performing tonight at Club Deville.