Cocktails & Capers: Exotica Noir
On the Cocktails & Capers site, I’m writing about Technicolor Paradise, a fantastic collection of moody, even noirish, independent cocktail exotica.
There’s who you’ve heard. There’s who you’ve heard of. And then there’s the rest. The hundreds, thousands of small, local, and one-off bands who maybe played a few shows, maybe cut a 45, maybe survived for a while as the house band in the cocktail bar of some Midwestern motel before the members dispersed. Maybe no one ever cared about their music. Maybe they meant a lot to someone. Those are the artists the 3-disc compilation Technicolor Paradise celebrates.