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If you follow D.C.’s indie rock scene, you might be familiar with The Five One, a multicultural quartet from Reston, Va., whose color-coded aesthetic and breezy blend of Caribbean pop music gave them an enigmatic appeal. Its members personified themselves as colors and dressed in red, blue, green, and gold, respectively.
Well, the band has broken up. Drummer Blue has formed a band and is working on his own project, BLUE County, scheduled for a 2012 release. Red, Green, and Gold are still recording music together—-under the name RDGLDGRN—-and will release an EP later this year.
Below is the first single from RDGLDGRN, “I Love Lamp,” which carries The Five One’s same lighthearted vibe, except the drums pound with a furious go-go swing.