Colourmusic

F, Monday, Orange, February, Venus, Lunatic, 1 or 13 (Great Society / World's Fair)

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Colourmusic

F, Monday, Orange, February, Venus, Lunatic, 1 or 13 (Great Society/World's Fair)

Burbling up from the unlikely aquifer of Stillwater, Okla., Colourmusic's aural elixir combines the spaced-age psychedelia of state mates the Flaming Lips with the madcap folk of Syd Barrett and a dash of Anglo-scented ethereal pop. The quartet claims its songs are based on Isaac Newton's theory of color and sound, which would help explain why its sound is heavy on hooks if not song structure. As such, its full-length debut's festival-friendly tribal thump loses a little vitality in the translation from flesh to bit rate. Nevertheless, it's hard not to sway along to placement-ready cerebral bonbons such as "Put in a Little Gas" and "Spring Song." The simple but effective video for "Circles" puts that song into its proper retro-Sesame Street context, while "The Gospel Song" pairs transcendent exaltation with the effervescent bounce of Katrina and the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine." (1:35pm, Stage 1.)

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