Live Video: Bleeding Rainbow at SXSW

photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

Since its formation in 2008, Bleeding Rainbow has evolved into the kick-ass psychedelic rock band that you will have the pleasure to jamming to today. Although every young band goes through some growing pains, most don’t have to deal with cease-and-desist letters over their chosen name. Philadelphia natives and married couple Rob Garcia and Sarah Everton began their music careers under the name Reading Rainbow, but thanks to the PBS series of the same name that moniker was short lived. In 2011, the band made the official switch from “Reading” to “Bleeding” and it’s been uphill ever since. Along the way, they picked up two new members guitarist Al Creedon and drummer Greg Franz (the band is currently in-between drummers) which really made the dissonant sound of Everton’s soft vocals and the screaming electric guitar explode (especially on the new track “Monochrome”). Bleeding Rainbow has said their sound is influenced by music from their youth including bands like – Yo La Tengo, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, and Nirvana. Their sophomore album Prism Eyes (released in 2010 under “Reading Rainbow”) brought them the recognition that they deserved and set them up for the success of the recently released Yeah Right. After their appearance during our broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin during SXSW, Bleeding Rainbow embarked on a US tour with The Cave Singers that will bring them up to Seattle at Showbox on May 4.

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