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Sun Red releases Breathes Ages October 1 at the hi-dive

(die) Pilot was one of the most promising pop bands of the last decade. Eugene Brown's almost pastoral lyrics painted vivid images of American life at the dawn of the new century, but managed to avoid making Americana music. But as with so many worthwhile bands, unfortunate timing and internal tensions — not always between bandmembers — took their toll. A couple of years ago, Brown reconfigured the act, streamlining its sound and renaming it Sun Red. While Sun Red has shed most of the trappings of chamber pop, it retains the expansive spirit of Brown's older material. But this reincarnation also reveals a new focus and coherence anchored by the depth of Brown's emotive vocals. If Sun Red's new EP, Breathes Ages (scheduled for a release party this Saturday, October 1, at the hi-dive), is any indication, this band is on the rise.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.