“Some people say we sound kind of like groovy ’60s music, and some people say we sound kind of like surf punk,” says Erica Putis, bassist in the alt-rock trio Recordable Colors.
Putis says that a little over a year ago she and drummer Abe Deleon were in different bands, playing on the same bills.
“Abe and I were sitting at the bar one night before a show, and he said, ‘I have this friend, and we’d like to start a side band, and we were wondering if you’d like to check it out because it’d be kinda cool to have a girl in the band.’ And I said, ‘Okay, why not?’ ”
The friend was guitarist Dorian Tucker. Putis says the three of them were a good fit from the beginning.
The band has opened for Greg Laswell and performs around town at venues such as the Ken Club and the Soda Bar.
“We played the House of Blues, and it was kind of cool,” says Putis. “But there was no sound check, and with six or seven bands playing that night, we were stressed out. They actually have a clock, and if you’re not done by a certain time, they just turn off your sound without telling you. They said, ‘You have to be finished by 11:25, otherwise your sound will be shut off.’ ”
Did they get cut off? “No, no,” she laughs. “We finished early.”