Yellow #1 | Thanks For The Nostalgia (2016)
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1. Wake Up, Paradox
2. Nothing More Than Right Now
3. Envelope Calculations / Malfunctions
4. Defraud The Innkeeper, Cheat The Coroner
5. A Drawbridge Martyr
7. Coffin Filled With Stars
8. Dance Hall Loser
10. Vacant Skies
12. What Was Mine
Yellow #1 was Brian Paone’s first band, and is still active today. The music of Yellow #1 is intended to have the whimsical flavor of synth-pop and old-school hip-hop, with the lyrical integrity and vocal intensity of industrial and metal bands. Combining the two polar opposites into one sound, make for very debatably interesting songs Their debut album, "Bottle of Rain," was released in April, 1997.
Their live shows are full of samples and triggers, as well as the members of the band swapping around instruments on stage. During the "Bottle of Rain" era, the band played shows throughout MA, NH, & RI. The pinnacle of their success was when WAAF, a Boston radio station, played the single, "Broken Eyes," on rotation, and Yellow #1 was asked to open up for Godsmack in 1997.
In July, 1997, Brian was approached by another musician to form a more industrial-metal band. This new band would eventually turn into Drop Kick Jesus. Pulling double duty between the two bands for a year, Yellow #1 continued to play shows in 1998 to promote the album. Throughout the years, Brian never pulled the plug on Yellow #1. They recorded three more songs after "Bottle of Rain" was released; one in 1998, one in 2001, and another in 2003.
In 2014, Brian decided to breathe life back into the band and began work on the second album. Collaborating with hip-hop producer Darius Malloy from Lakeland, FL, the second album, "Thanks for the Nostalgia," was released in July, 2016. The new album focused more on an old-school rap atmosphere, while staying true to the original flavor and vocal intensity of the first album.
Brian Paone - vocals, programming, samples
- Darius Malloy - programming: Envelope Calculations / Malfunctions, A Drawbridge Martyr, Blinds, Kenritsudaigaku, Vacant Skies, Autosuggestion
- Matthew Diglio - acoustic guitar: What Was Mine
Produced by Brian Paone, Richard Lawton, & Darius Malloy
Recorded & mixed at Lawton Studios in Jacksonville, NC and
ILL2DEF Studios in Lakeland, FL
Artwork by Brian Paone