Record of the Week — BRILLIANT COLORS

STOP SMILING presents the weekly mp3 blog, in which we showcase one new release each Tuesday, along with a track from the albumintroducing-cover +++ This week’s record is Introducing by Brilliant Colors (Slumberland) +++ Brilliant Colors’ releases to date exhibit the excellence a group can achieve with smallness — their first full-length, Introducing, is barely that, clocking in at less than half an hour, and it’s a follow up to two singles (on Make a Mess and Captured Tracks) that promptly sold out; still, their catchy brand of punk-laced pop has been passed around the Web with enough reach to make Introducing an anticipated release, and the album succeeds in carving out a niche of grittiness and prettiness that fulfills the promise of another small step forward +++ Audio – “Absolutely Anthing” by Brilliant Colors. – Post by Nate Martin