About Overwhelming Colorfast
This San Francisco quartet's deliriously addicting, buzzing Noise Pop bore more than a passing resemblance to Husker Du -- a comparison that dogged Overwhelming Colorfast throughout their career. It didn't help that Bob Reed's growling vocals sounded amazingly like Bob Mould's, or that both bands fashioned the same flavor of candy-coated Punk-Pop. When Overwhelming Colorfast's eponymous debut was released in 1992, Husker Du had been broken up a good four years already. Still, the S.F. band got very little respect. Consequently, very few commercial inroads were made with fiercely played hookfest Two Words (1994). And while Overwhelming Colorfast split shortly after Moonlight and Castanets was released in 1996, they continue to remain one of San Francisco's most beloved also-rans. O.C.'s Matt Harris and Mike Drake would go on to form S.F. Noise Pop outfit Oranger.