Outline in Color is definitely a band that I can only describe as a refreshing taste of what’s to come for bands of their genre. With a musical style similar to bands such as The Devil Wears Prada and Dance Gavin Dance, the six piece post-hardcore band from Tulsa, Oklahoma have clearly been making quite a bit of noise in the music scene lately, and they’re definitely being heard. With the drop of an EP, an upcoming new album, and collaborations with some of the most popular vocalists in the industry, the band is surely a force to be reckoned with. With the upcoming release of their highly anticipated new album, Jury of Wolves, the band is said to have their voice as a band directly and accurately portrayed. Being their most successful year, the band has released a new music video, worked with Andrew Wade (A Day to Remember, The Word Alive), been featured on the front page of Alternative Press, and even hit a solid 22 on MTV’s music meter. After listening through Jury of Wolves in its entirety, I can honestly say that I back this band 100% and can’t wait to see this band blow up like bands such as Sleeping with Sirens and Memphis May Fire. Keep reading to check out our interview with Mike from OIC.
LL: Start off by introducing who you are and what you do in the band.
I’m Mike. I play Bass in Outline in Color.
LL: For those who have never heard of Outline in Color before, how would you describe your sound in one word?
I’m not sure I could even describe us in a single word… Dynamic?
LL: What band would you say is the biggest influence on the music you make?
It’s really different for everyone in the band.
A few of our individual influences would be, A Skylit Drive, The Ghost Inside, Fun, The Mars Volta, Armor For Sleep, and Alexisonfire.
LL: “I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost” features Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire on the track (which is a great song by the way), what was it like working with him?
Thank you! The process working with Matty was pretty smooth, we had a few tracks that we were open to putting guest vox on. IAAONG ended up making the cut. We send him Demos and he recorded his part with Matt Goldman in LA.
I hung out with Matty earlier this year. He listened through the record with me in its entirety. He’s pretty stoked on it. His words were “Woe, Is Me needs to watch the fuck out”. I don’t know if he’d like that repeated though ;)
LL: Jury Of Wolves comes out September 25th, what was the inspiration behind the making of the album?
Well, it was the logical next step. We released the EP, and were ready to make something new to share with our friends and fans.
LL: What would you say is your favorite song off the new album? Which song are you most proud of?
Personally my favorite song is probably “Charlie Machine”.
I would say musically, I’m most proud of “Tapdance at Knuckle Junction”, it was written just a few weeks ago. So it’s the newest most mature OIC out there. It’s kind of a taste of what the next record will be like.
LL: Are there any plans for a music video for “I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost?” What about any other songs on Jury Of Wolves?
No Plans to shoot a video for IAAONG, but we have already shot another video for another song on JOW. It will be released sometime in the near future, but no date set yet.
LL: Since your new album comes out soon, that obviously means it’s time to tour soon. Are there any tour plans in the works?
Yeah, we are working on it. We’ll have some announcements regarding touring soon.
LL: Anything last words to the readers?
Thanks to all of you who have been patiently waiting on the new record. Your support is truly incredible. We truly could not do what we do without you