Published on August 2nd, 2012 | by Dave Mandaglio0
Onslo Proves Colors Are Delicious
I only own a handful of vinyl records, with 90% of them being from the same band. I truly have to love the artist to shell out cash for a format that is more inconvenient than mowing the grass with nail clippers. With that being said, I will be the first in the symbolic line to pick up A Taste of Purple by Massachusetts’ own, Onslo. Onslo is not only one of my favorite local bands, but they have some of the most unique songs and best live shows I have ever experienced.
If you have never heard of Onslo, I strongly suggest you do yourself a favor and become fully acquainted with all six albums of pure originality. Made up of Ethan on guitar, Aaron on bass and Floyd on drums, Onslo is responsible for such local favorites as “Queen of the Harpies”, “Bear Explosion” and a new favorite “Can You Beat Up A Murderer?”. But it’s more than just their originality that makes Onslo so addicting. With harmonic vocals and super catchy riffs from both Ethan and Aaron, combined with one of the best drummers I have ever seen in Chris Floyd, it’s easy to see why they have been drawing plenty of attention in the Boston music scene.
The psychedelic rock trio’s newest album launched for download on Bandcamp.com in June. Every track but one is under two minutes long, which shows the punk rock side of the band, and is ideal for the music lover with ADD as well. All seven tracks of A Taste of Purple, like the other five full albums Onslo has on Bandcamp, are completely free to download. But if you are one of those people who like to have a tangible copy that you can show off to your friends, you can pick up the vinyl for a five dollar bill. But if the mere five dollars they plan to charge for one of the best local albums of the year doesn’t make you drool, maybe the awesome purple color of the vinyl will entice you.
I’m a huge believer in supporting local music, and Onslo is one of the best out there. Feel free to check out their music and show dates HERE!
Taken off the Onslo Facebook page “note that the record pictured is just a test pressing. The real deal will have fancy labels and a small hole so you don’t need an adapter.”