Color Film is a New York-based art pop duo formed in 2012 by Daryl Palumbo and Richard Penzone. The musical project is a re-contextualization of their shared influences into a wholly new sonic amalgam. It is unmistakably familiar yet simultaneously shimmers in a way you have never heard before. It is a brave progression for this twosome whose collective musical resume includes a myriad of projects that have created influenced the scene. Color Film will release their debut album Living Arrangements via Epitaph Records.
The story of Color Film began six years ago when Palumbo and Penzone "started playing around and we came up with a million weird ideas that both of us had and instantly started working on music that we wanted to record," Palumbo explains. "The two of us probably share more interests than anyone else I've ever met in my life and there are all these wild, arty records that we both love so it only made sense for us to sit down and try to channel that into something new." What the duo did not expect was how quickly the music would flow out of them.
Palumbo and Penzone are the first to admit that the influences and music on Living Arrangements may be less straightforward than their previous projects. "There's the pop thing, a lot of synthesizer sounds, sampled instruments and smooth bass and I feel so lucky that we're in a place where we can write this type of music," he continues. "The two of us will listen to some of these songs we wrote and get introspective and I'll admit it, it feels awesome."