Not a proper debut as such, Down Colorful Hill instead comprises the demo recordings which won Red House Painters their contract with the 4AD label, released here with minimal overdubbing. Regardless, the group has already reached full maturity; these lengthy, ponderous songs are remarkably evocative portraits of a distinctly tortured psyche -- Mark Kozelek forgoes the camouflage of metaphor to lay his soul on the line, and the honesty of his craft is both beautiful and disturbing. Read more on Last.fm.
Ocean Beach is the fourth Red House Painters album. It was recorded in San Francisco in 1994, and released by 4AD in 1995.
Mark Kozelek – Vocals, Guitar & Piano
Gorden Mack – Guitar
Jerry Vessel – Bass
Anthony Koutsos – Drums Read more on Last.fm.