On February 15th 2019, The Colonies released their third album titled “Bound to Be Something Good.” The band consists of 4 college students at The George Washington University. The Colonies are Pete Stevens on guitar/vocals, Dylan Trupiano on guitar and production, Jordan Mullaney on bass and Joey Mamlin on drums. The Washington DC indie rockers followed up from 2017’s “One of A Kind” and 2016’s “Enough Thoughts for Two” to release this 31 minute, 10 song album. The album continues with their signature sound of “hooky indie rock with contagious charm” influenced by their idols, The Strokes and The Black Keys.
The album was recorded from July to December 2018, and features their usual lineup of lead and rhythm guitar with accompanying bass and drums, but also features more experimentation including instruments like woodblock, synth keys, saxophone, trumpet and more. The album tackles issues of long distance relationships and has an overall theme of optimism.
Their lead single, and title track, “Bound to Be Something Good” as of now has over 25,000 streams. “Her Hands Are So Cold” has 2,000 streams and their most recent single “Luck” has already gained over 3,000 streams.
The long awaited album has gained traction from the band’s live performances. The Colonies have been playing these songs to crowds since early 2018. In that time they have opened for St. Lucia at the 9:30 club, The Brummies at U St Music Hall, and Warbly Jets at Songbyrd. More recently, they sold 200 tickets while headlining at DC9 to promote their new album.
From playing their first show in the basement of their freshman dorm, to performing at some of D.C.’s premiere venues, The Colonies have come a long way. “Bound to Be Something Good” shows just how far they have come.