American Watercolor Movement- It Takes Fifteen to Tango in My Book, What Book Do You Read? (Self-Released, 2006)

November 1st, 2006

By CJ Knowles

So have you ever listened to one of those bands that makes you feel really jittery and nervous, but at the same time makes you really want to dance? This is kind of like that.

American Watercolor Movement is an unsigned band from New Jersey that’s taken the dance beats of Talking Heads, the epic quality of David Bowie, and the eeriness of Alfred Hitchcock, and smashed it all together into a violent indie dance party. On this album they layer drums, textures, flutes, keyboards, and strings into a wall of apprehensive, ghostly rock music, and, honestly, it’s one of the more interesting albums I’ve heard in a while. In concert, the band also incorporates live video, expanding on the dense atmosphere their sound already creates.

I’ve had some pretty fucked up nightmares that sound an awful lot like this… yet strangely, I keep wanting to replay it.

Whaling Wall Matthew Farrell
Chow Feng Shui Josh Elmer
Stained Glass Ceiling Emily McNeill
Anarchitect Mike Berlin
SaHarrison Desert Harrison Flatau
Metrolollipopolis Jennifer Konerman
Tropic of Scurvy Heather Newberger
Copy Editors Danielle Sherwood
  Jenna Scatena
  Elliott Feedore
Adviser Mary Beth O’Connor
Chief Residents Abby Bertumen
  Kelly Burdick
  Bryan Chambala
  Sam Costello
  Cole Louison
  James Sigman

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Front cover and back cover of print edition by Jake I. Forney.
Section dividers of print edition by Jake I. Forney and Justin Lubliner.