The Color Fred Collaborates with Evan Dando on “Everwrite”

“We wrote ‘Everwrite’ at Evan Dando’s Brooklyn apartment,” explains Fred Mascherino. “We were playing guitar and I had a song that I thought he might like. The verse only had four chords, but he immediately started rattling off five more chords that I would never have played. Suddenly, it sounded like all of those Lemonheads songs that I love. Honestly, I was floored how naturally it just came out of him. The lyrics were written that same day and I remember stopping halfway home to make him a phone recording of what we did. Whenever we talked over the years, he’d always mention finishing the song and we finally did. 

“‘Everwrite’ is about finding the motivation to write new songs as we get older,” explains Mascherino. “Fans often want to hear their old favorites and we’re writing new ones that have to compete with nostalgia. Of course, neither of us would ever be able to stop writing. This song makes you wonder what it would be like if we stopped.”

The Color Fred is an indie rock band headed by former Taking Back Sunday guitarist/vocalist Fred Mascherino. Bend to Break, The Color Fred’s first full-length album, was released on October 30, 2007. The album hit #8 on the BillboardHeatseekers Chart. The band toured throughout North America and Europe, playing with bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Angels and Airwaves, and Four Year Strong. They released an acoustic EP titled The Intervention for Record Store Day in 2009 and did a virtual solo acoustic tour in support of its release.

Mascherino then entered the studio to record LP2 and wound up collaborating with his friends Josh Eppard (Coheed and Cambria) and Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit) in what eventually became Terrible Things. The trio signed to Universal Motown Records, released their popular self-titled full-length, then spent most of their time on the road supporting bands including The Offspring, Minus the Bear, Bayside, Circa Survive, and Streetlight Manifesto. Mascherino then went on tour playing bass in The Lemonheads and guitar for Say Anything. Rejuvenated and refreshed, The Color Fred has returned full-force to writing and releasing new music in full-force. Fans can expect a new song every month along with loads of video content.  

The Color Fred is Fred Mascherino (vocals, guitar), Steve Angello (guitar, backing vocals), Monte Holt (drums), and Keith Gibbons (bass).