01 November 2011

FLOORED This Color Is Bittersweet 1996

By request
Upped by Valium & Cheesecake


by Stewart Mason

The San Francisco-based noise pop trio Floored (comprising Michele Fialer, Jeanne McKinney, and Terri Weist) originally called themselves Ford, but changed their name before their first album, 1996's This Color Is Bittersweet, was released. A collection of 18 untitled songs and sound fragments, This Color Is Bittersweet is somewhere between the acoustic innocence of K Records and the mind-warping sonic aggression of the Beefheart-worshiping post-punkers. Oddly enough, the combination kind of works. A self-titled follow-up appeared in 2001.