The band says they were more concerned with ‘exploring emotions and sound’ than with looking for that elusive ‘magic airplay formula’. Yet, LC’s signature dynamic, colossal rock sound is highlighted by evocative, relatable lyrics and hooky melodies. Much inspiration for this recording came while the band was in Greenland performing for the US troops last year. In the sub-zero Arctic that was dark 24 hours a day, LC was affected not only by the land’s beauty but by the men and women they met who serve our country.
They imagine what an ideal world is like, even for the blink of an eye. In the Mid-Atlantic, LC’s songs and pure rock live performance have contributed to their reputation as one of the region’s most popular bands. Any fan will fervently tell you that you must experience LC live to get the full impact of their music. The electrically charged crowd is an integral part of the show, participating throughout and responding enthusiastically to charismatic, evocative front-man Dave Tieff, the tasteful guitar signatures of Corey Hall on guitar, and the pounding, fierce rhythm of Will Dorsey Jr. on drums and Dan Welsh on bass. Their trip to make playing music their lives has brought many highlights, including playing events such as the legendary WHFStival, DC101 Chili Cookoff, Raven Stadium, and the Warped Tour.
LC has performed with bands including Good Charlotte, Rage Against The Machine, LIVE, Eve 6, etc. They have received airplay on over 41 stations, and been featured in publications including Time, Entertainment Weekly, and more. On November 11, 2004, Laughing Colors announced their decision "to take a permanent vacation." According to their press release, they felt that the band had run its course over the previous 13 years, and they wanted to go out on their own terms. According to subsequent statements by the band, they were also frustrated with the increasing difficulty of booking shows at mid-Atlantic nightclubs. Their press release stated, "We also know that some people will ask 'will you ever play together again?' We will never say never, just goodbye for now." Laughing Colors "final" concert was at the Recher Theatre in Towson, Maryland in March 2005.
The final show was recorded and preserved on a live DVD and CD. To promote the release of this two-disc set, Keep the Shining Ones, Laughing Colors reunited for two concerts in November and December 2005. Frontman Dave Tieff has publicly indicated their desire to perform annual reunion shows for their fans. Read more on Last.fm.
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