The Color Fred has unveled its new music video via YouTube for their recently-released single “Right i Left,” which is their fifth installment of monthly singles leading up to the culmination of a full-length album. The song starts off with a singer-songwriter vibe with Mascherino showing off some of his skills on the acoustic guitar then builds into a huge sound toward the end.  

“I think it’s one of the most emotional songs that I’ve ever written,” explains frontman Fred Mascherino. “I wrote this song a couple years ago after I stopped touring and started to contemplate whether all the years I was gone had any effect. There was one event in particular that stuck out, where the whole band was loaded into the van and as we’re leaving, the kids started to break down crying. It was very hard for me to listen to this song after writing it because of what it brings back, but it was a healing process for me.

“As for my kids, who are now seven years older since my last tour, I asked them about these experiences and it was just vague memories of those difficult days,” describes Mascherino. “Of course, I owe that to my wife who gave them a great life whenever I was away.”  

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 Billboard Heatseekers 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).   

Tim Anderl is an American journalist from Dayton, Ohio, whose work has been published in Alternative Press, Strength Skateboarding Magazine, and Substream Music Press. He was previously the web editor of and is currently the editor of, a host of Sound Check Chat Podcast, and a contributing writer for New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Dayton City Paper.

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