Hailing from the far-off land of Poughkeepsie, where I once hurled in a Mickey D’s parking lot, The Color Wheels are a husband and wife due who make sweet and precise lo-fi power pop. They have a real â€œlocal bandâ€ sound, but in these days of global internet fame, we all get to join the party. Some of the lyrics are a little . . . Odd. Like this one, from the single, â€œRock My Worldâ€: â€œWhen your mind wanders away, where do your hands go?/Take my love, give it a shove, into your heart hole.â€ Because they sing it straight, itâ€™s hard to tell if this is a sincere emo line, or if theyâ€™re being sarcastic. But through it all, itâ€™s clear theyâ€™re having fun. Their self-titled debut, on Viper Bite Records, was produced and engineered by Jacques Cohen; heâ€™s also worked with Mercury Rev, The Brides, and Agit Pop, and the production has that kind of feel.
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Catch â€˜em live: Dec 16 2007 – 10:00P // Arlenes Grocery, New York