The Anderson Council | Coloursound

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by The Anderson Council

Songcraft that reaches beyond simple power pop, alternative rock, 60's garage rock, or mod rock.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Sitting On a Cloud
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2. Blackboard of Your Mind
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3. Mind Meld Mud
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4. Feet of the Guru
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5. Hole in the Sky
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6. So in Love With You Girl
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7. Poppies Pansies and Tea
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8. Red Chalk Hill
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9. Never Stop Being '67
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10. The Coke Jingle
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Album Notes
The Anderson Council have sold out of their debut cd, Coloursound. We are planning to re-issue Coloursound again soon!

We just finished recording songs for our second cd, which will be titled "The Fall Parade".

in the meantime, please visit our website


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The Anderson Counsil rock my world.
Every track on Coloursound sticks in your brain. Don't try to dig them out...they're there forever. Plain and simple...I love this record.

Danny Hagen

If the '60s were the '00s... a wonderful nostalgic journey
I loved this CD. I was immediately taken by the '60s sound and the wonderful harmonies. This is real "feel good" music... something we can all use these days. If you remember the sounds of the sixties, this CD will stop you in your tracks. If you weren't around then, this is kinda stuff your parents used to listen to. Outasite!!!


Refreshingly reminiscent of the days when bands wrote and played material that they liked because they liked it and not because it was "commercially acceptable". Anderson Council's "Coloursound" gives me hope that there are bands out there are worth while!!! If you're a fan of Weller and/or the Jam.......YOU HAVE TO BUY THIS!!!

Brian Kassan

Solid, clever Brit-pop from some talented yanks!
Shades of the Jam, British Invasion/freakbeat/psychedelia, even Guided By Voices (vocally),
"Coloursound" is for all fans for melodic guitar driven pop with
a decidedly English feel. Laden with very interesting structures and texture, many
of the songs will stick in your head long after the cd player is powered down. Not a clinker in
the bunch....well worth the price of admission!

Mike Braithwaite / Cathedral Stone Music Publishing

Incredible Production and Arrangement
Wow, after listenning to the CD, I'm so very impressed with the production quality and instrument arrangements. You don't hear this type of quality on many CD's anymore. What a very pleasant surprise!!!


finally a cd I can listen to with my kids!
The generation gap has been filled! A wonderful collection of groovy tunes that I can share and enjoy with all of my daughters (19, 15, 9 and 18 months). We are generally fighting over what station to listen to. Not the case with the Council! Coloursound is truly a pleasureable rockin' listening experience, and I highly recommend listening - repeatedly! Household favorites are Sitting on a Cloud, Mind Meld Mud, Guru and Blackboard. My personal fave is Poppies! Can't wait to hear it live! (hint hint)

Eric Kananen

Buy the CD... Go see them live!!!
When I received this CD it didn't leave my CD player for days... instantly hooked. Power pop/rock with great hooks and riffs. Seeing these guys live was even better. They roar with energy. These songs were meant to be played in front of an audience.

Mike Doktorski

threshold of greatness
Pop music has a long history of ripping itself off, but in Brit-pop, especially, the crossroad of imitation and flattery often represents the real or imagined threshold of greatness. That said, The Anderson Council could really be onto something (and they're not even British). On Coloursound, singer/songwriter Pete Horvath shamelessly indulges his inner Lennon, but the band's competent musicianship nevertheless lend these ten songs a surprising degree of originality. Extras like vintage gear, analog tracking, and Revolver-esque studio tricks courtesy of producers Rick and Kurt Reil (aka The Grip Weeds) only make for further mood-enhancement. Watch out, though, standouts "Sitting On A Cloud" and "Mind Meld Mud" will take you right back to swinging London Towne circa summer 1967, so be sure that's where you wanna go.

Chris Uhl / The Aquarian

The Anderson Council have come to put the POP back into pop.
The Anderson Council have come to put the POP back into pop.
Neither kids, nor a choreographed dance troupe, The Anderson Council offer a pleasing, retro-routed alternative (if not companion) to the at-times overly saccharine swing of contemporary Jersey pop kings Evelyn Forever.
As melodically gifted as their Garden State predecessors (Smithereens included), but boasting an unapologetic and thus more revealing infatuation with the British invasion, The Anderson Council celebrate are celebrating the release of their debut full-length CD. The lead single from their Sinclair Records long-player, Coloursound, is a delicious slice of honey pie called "Sitting on A Cloud", and it's Soft Boys-cum-Sloan charms have already taken my headphones hostage. Their woo-hoo hook prowess will tickle your ears with the persistence of a bully big brother. Hell. "Cloud" and the three other songs (Mind Meld Mud, Feet Of The Guru, Blackboard of your Mind) on their new four-song sampler have even inspired me to watch my new Yellow Submarine DVD on mute, with The Anderson Council on stereo overdub.
While nowhere near as hokey as Jellyfish, a better stateside likening to The Anderson Council's charged, imagery-laden rock would be the Young Fresh Fellows or The Minders (Woe is Elephant 6 for not snagging this fab foursome!).
As the boys themselves contend when faced with their Brit-fixation, "We aim to re-create the whimsical excitement of the era, but without the acid!"
Kinda surprising, the acid stance at least, considering their name is a sly reference that adopts the other halves of Pink (Anderson) and Floyd (Council). What can you say, great pop will eat itself.


I loved it! I can honestly say that was the most refreshing CD I have heard in a long time.I want you guys to know that I think your all very talented and original, in my opinion! I was wondering if you could send me a copy with the CD autogrphed by the band? I have a feeling you guys are going to go far! Let me know! Oh I gave the CD to some of my friends and they all liked it too! Keep up the good work guys!
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