In the wake of this summer’s successful U.S. tour, The Pinker Tones have managed to turn out a brand new album of infectious remixes and collaborations, More Colours (Nacional Records), continuing the momentum of last year’s Million Colour Revolution and featuring a cooler-than-cool lineup of artists including The Submarines, Kinky, Nortec Collective, Zeta Bosio of Soda Stereo and Mexican Institute of Sound. The Pinker Tones are moving along on their path to global domination, continuing to make a name for themselves in the United States. November will bring the group back for shows in New York, Austin, San Antonio and Los Angeles. This will be their last tour before heading back to Barcelona to finalize what will be the next studio album for release in early 2008.
In the past year, the group has been the subject of a New York Times feature, had an A&E television special, performed on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” had a song featured on the hit ABC sitcom “Ugly Betty,” and saw heavy video play on networks like MTV Tr3s, Mun2, and LATV. The Pinker Tones also made a major splash at this year’s SXSW, where they performed five shows in only 36 hours, including the Vans Warped Tour showcase and also wowed the audience at KCRW’s Sounds Eclectic Evening at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles alongside artists like The Shins, Lily Allen, Cold War Kids and Rodrigo and Gabriela. The Pinker Tones single “Karma Hunters” was also selected by national bilingual youth network Mun2 as the theme song for its popular reality show “Chicas Project.”
The Pinker Tones are the brainchild of Barcelona natives Mister Furia and Professor Manso. The group’s music is an eclectic and explosive cocktail mixing pop, funk, soul, bossa, break beat, swing, lounge, and psychedelia. From the beginning, The Pinker Tones realized that their new project had fantastic potential there was very positive energy during their initial recording sessions. They begin to compose and produce like crazy in what has now become their new home: Pinkerland. In this tiny rooftop studio in the center of Barcelona, they put together their first album, Pink Connection, which was released in 2003.
Professor Manso and Mister Furia have developed a killer live show with the invaluable help of DJ Niño: The Pinker Tones DJ Crew, in which they combine the intensity of a rock band and the excitement of a DJ set. The DJ Crew has taken them from Barcelona to such far away places as London, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Beijing and Johannesburg.
The Pinker Tones Upcoming North American Tour Dates:
November 10 – Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
November 13 – Austin, TX - The Beauty Bar
November 14 - San Antonio, TX - Club Rio
November 15 - New York, NY @ SOBs
November 17 – Toronto, Ontario @ El Mocambo