Red Dye No. 5: Bio
Red Dye No.5, consists of four innovative popsters from San Diego. Lisah
is the voice, along with rhythm guitar and tambourine, Patrick plays guitar
and does backing vocals, James plays the bass, and Scott drives the drums
like no other. Loud and fuzzy pop songs are the call, but don't be fooled.
Fighting against the noisy pop-core in their hometown, this band is standing
adamant in their endeavor to show the world that there is a better way to
use a distortion pedal.
In May of 1994, Patrick and Lisah had almost given up hope in their search
for something different. Buried in their home town by a sea of so-called
"pop-core" bands that were garnering national attention, the pair were
rejuvenated when they found a rhythm section that shared the very same
vision. Once joined by James and Scott, the potential was immediately
apparent. From the beginning, the formula for song-writing was simple:
melody, energy, hooks, and fuzz, piles and piles of fuzz. Within weeks, the
four had entered the studio and recorded their first demo. Shortly
thereafter, that first demo was released as a 7" single on the local label
Silver Girl Records.
After being re-affirmed by glowing reviews in national publications such as
Raygun, C.M.J., Alternative Press, Cake, and a slew of magazines from coast
to coast, Red Dye No.5 released a follow-up single on the San Francisco
based label Candyfloss Records. To no surprise of the band, the second
single was just as well received by the national press, and collegeradio.
What followed was a dizzying array of activity which found the band
supporting groups such as Julianna Hatfield, Elastica, Low Pop Suicide,
Everclear, Jewel, and Hum. Shows with fellow indie bands Versus, Licorice,
Swirlies, The Raymond Brake, Hula Hoop, and a host of others also added to
their national recognition.
As a means to reach a wider audience, and in order to further spread the
gospel of Red Dye No. 5, these four individuals have recently signed with
the New York based label, 'Flip Records'. The band currently has an
extensive amount of activity planned for the coming months, which will
include the release of their first full length effort, both on CD and 12"
vinyl. Red Dye is also planning on doing a single or two, and a possible
video, with tours supporting their releases. In the meantime, Lisah,
Patrick, James and Scott excitedly await setting out to meet you in the
coming weeks and months. See you soon!!
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