Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Get to Know: Colleen Green

I'm on a bit of a lo-fi, garage rock binge lately. I make no apologies--I love the stuff. A recent discovery is Colleen Green, who opened for the Dum Dum Girls here in Seattle last weekend. She writes and performs fuzzy, lo-fi, psychedelic garage rock with the obvious added treat of female vocals. Green, who refers to her music as "stoner pop", has recorded and released a tape called Milo Goes to Compton and a CD-R EP entitled 4 Loko 2 Kayla (neither of which are in my possession, sadly). On stage, it's just her, her guitar, and a drum machine. Here is a clip of her live performance at Doug Fir in Portland, Oregon a few days ago.

Colleen Green at Doug Fir from Mana Morimoto on Vimeo.

Seattle's Hardly Art label has released Green's four-track 7", "Green One", including "Green One" and "Y Do U Call Me?". Hardly Art advises that Green will be recording an LP as well.
"Green One"

Colleen Green-Green One from Wendy Wright on Vimeo.

"Y Do U Call Me?"

Colleen Green - Y Do U Call Me? from pat fairbairn on Vimeo.

Green grew up in Massachusetts, but now makes her home in California. She also writes a comic strip entitled "Real Shit Daily!".

Here is a collection of songs Green made available on Bandcamp in 2010:

Green's page at Hardly Art
Hardly Art website
Colleen's blog
Real Shit Daily! (comic strip)

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