The Technicolor Nightmare
Paintsville, KY, USA
Born during a relatively unknown, underground, psychedelic, jam band-laden scene that was predominant in eastern Kentucky in the early 2010's, The Technicolor Nightmare has pushed the envelope of big mashups and stylistic clashing to a conclusion that feels natural while also being totally unexpected.
The thing is, that conclusion is a beginning in and of itself, the birth of something akin to a new genre, which the band themselves say is just "Appalachian rock." This new kind of rock tastes like a sort of summation of the deft musical ability that graces an area known for its bluegrass, pushing "flatpicking" ferocity beyond acoustic guitars and capturing the raw passion that lends its energy to those crooning, old records in a modern, rock package. The Technicolor Nightmare is like nothing else you've heard.