The way this EP seamlessly flows, from one crafty arrangement to the next, will remind you that a complete album will always outshine a collection of singles. Colorchange shocks your senses awake like a fire alarm with “Smoke Signals.” Then proceeds to wind you through 15 minutes of some of the most thought provoking mental wilderness that I have encountered in quite some time.
With hints of The Movielife & New Found Glory all over this masterpiece, it's hard to escape the pop-punk classification. However, Colorchange is much more than that. The way Thieves employ fresh guitar riffs and colorful tones to set the mood of their tracks creates an almost whimsical canvas for their vocalist to sketch his soul on. This is particularly evident on “Weight,” “Compass,” and the the namesake, “Colorchange.”
If you're a fan of bands in the vein of The Dangerous Summer and Conditions this will be a perfect addition to your playlist. Even if you're not, this would be a great addition to your playlist. This is a damn good album. Well written, well produced, well played. Thieves, you have served Austin, TX well.