Throw the Color Off

by The Portrait Now

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A science fiction concept album that explores redemption in the midst of post-apocalyptic ruin. The album is accompanied by a short story by Scott Phillips based on the album.

The story explores themes of hope in the midst of despair, redemption for those who’ve sold out, and love that rescues from isolation. It draws inspiration from sources like Akira, The Road, and Mad Max. In terms of genre, it would best be described as BioShock meets 1984.

The story is told from the first person point-of-view and follows the struggles of the narrator against the Corporation, the bandits, and the brokenness of the world around him. He finds community in a group of nomads who, like him, refuse to accept the world the way that it is. Stories of this sort often find a strong protagonist who fights (and wins) against the powers of the world, but the narrator’s fight is internal; his victory is against the apathy and despair inside himself. It begins with hopelessness in the midst of ruin, but it ends with hope, in the midst of ruin.

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released 14 July 2012

Vocals, Guitar: Jon French
Vocals: Erica French
Synths, Drum Machines, Guitar, Trumpet, Bandit-Vocals: Wesley Slover
Drums: Aaron Gilligan

Concept by Jon French, Wesley Slover, and Scott Phillips

Album Artwork by Nate Slover

Recorded and Mixed by Wesley Slover at Sono Sanctus (sonosanctus.com)

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The Portrait Now Seattle, Washington

The Portrait Now was born out of a concept: that life begins with hopelessness in the midst of ruin, and it ends with hope, in the midst of ruin. Combing various styles and textures of electronic music with indie pop, the album is notably dynamic, but is held together by Jon’s vocal style. ... more

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