Dress for Nasty Weather’ is the fourth full length record to be released by The Extraordinaires and the first to be released on their newly established label Color Theory Records. Founded by songwriters Jay Purdy and Matt Gibson in 2004, the band (which now includes Zach Poyatt on Guitar and Mike Harkness on Drums) have spent the past decade spinning yarns with vivid lyrical storytelling, strong vocal harmony and mutant pop sound. Hot on the tail of their February release ‘The Pen Pals EP’, DFNW includes performances by Billy Dufala and Jamey Robinson (ex Man Man) as well as David Fishkin & Koofreh Umoren on saxophone and trumpet from Philly’s favorite Balkan superband The West Philly Orchestra. Holding nothing back for their first studio recording The Extraordinaires have captured an eclectic mix of songs with engineer Kyle ‘Slick’ Johnson [Modest Mouse, Bleeding Rainbow]. From the fairytale inspired narrative soaked in angry baritone sax and smokey piano licks [Stray Bullet] to somber notes and haunting chords that reflect the fragile nature of life [Plastic Knives], The Extraordinaires have assembled a diverse assortment of material in the form of ‘Dress For Nasty Weather’.
The Extraordinaires Bio: The Extraordinaires have been hard at work since 2004 developing a mutant-pop sound for their melodic narratives. Combining elements of Queen, Cake, Zappa and The Muppets, the band uses complex song structures to deliver three part vocal harmonies, guitar-led anthems and lyrical satire. Sharing stages with the likes of Man Man and Gogol Bordello has further influenced the band’s live performances during tours across the USA and abroad. The band is also known for their unique handcrafted packaging [hardcover storybooks, board games] and involvement in film, television and musical theater.
About Color Theory Records
Color Theory Records aims to build a grass-roots collective for ambitious music-makers, providing a physical record distro and a collaborative database for use in booking, press and promotion. Founding members Jay Purdy and Justin Wolf have worked together in the Philly DIY music scene for over a decade, learning the ropes at then label Punk Rock Payroll while earning a reputation for designing and creating elaborate limited edition merchandise. From handcrafted hardcover storybooks to tour-inspired board games that ship as 7″ records, their creativity thrives with the back-to-back releases of ‘Hehbehdehbehbehdeh’ and ‘Dress for Nasty Weather’ on Color Theory Records this summer.