are a musically sophisticated young rock band hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, who blend grand gestures of rock-n-roll with elements of classic acoustic rock. Their ambitious new album Listener
was recorded over a span of ten days in January. Fresh off the road, The Technicolors had found a new energy and were anxious to make their debut album as a band.
They spent 2011 and 2012 hitting it hard, tirelessly touring the nation and finding their sound as a band. With driving electric guitar riffs and a flair for the dramatic, the band started gaining a reputation of being loud...in a good way. "We would show up to these tiny bars with a lot of gear and get really loud. We love big songs," says Smiley.
Citing influences like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, and the Travelling Wilburys, The Technicolors focused on creating a dynamic album of expansive songs that can be musically complex and artistic and still reach a vast amount of people. Listener
weaves ambient electric guitar beds with searing solos punctuated with Smiley's earnest vocals reminiscent of Oasis and Wolfmother.
Expansive, virtuosic, heartfelt, addicting. Hailing from Provo, Utah -- birthplace of Neon Trees and Imagine Dragons -- Fictionist
is the real thing. These five multi-instrumentalists meld arena-rock swagger and intimate, raw songwriting for an unforgettable live experience.