Our Story

We are Girl Colors, a psychedelic indie band from Fort Wayne, Indiana. We're three weird, bearded dudes who like to write quirky yet heartfelt songs that you can sing along with.  

You can find our latest album, “Japanese Roses”  here on our website or all major streaming services. 

Photo Credit - John Wagner

Photo Credit - John Wagner

We got our start when our guitarist, Nick Walmer, moved back to his hometown in Indiana from Portland, Oregon. Looking for new musicians to play with, Nick reached out via a ‘Musicians Wanted’ ad on Craigslist. Not sure what to expect - this was Craigslist after all, you never know what hidden treasures you’ll find on there - our bassist, Kyle Spears, and drummer, Kyle Smith, reached out . After some demo trading and jam sessions together, we found that things started to click. Even though we all had pretty disparate musical tastes, the chemistry was undeniable when we played and wrote together. 

We spent the next year writing new material as a group and reworking some old songs we each brought to the table. All the while we were playing shows around Indiana and starting to gel as a live group. We recorded our first single, “Evelyn” with the B-side “Mr. Mugwort” in early 2017 and released it later that year. 

Us down at Postal Recording super excited to start the first day of tracking! 

Us down at Postal Recording super excited to start the first day of tracking! 

In September 2017 we roadtripped down to Indianapolis for our first big recording session. We had booked time at the beautiful Postal Recording with Tyler Watkins of Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s at the helm. The whole time we were completely geeking out over getting to record our songs to tape and simply loved playing with all the vintage instruments and gear they have all over the studio. The tracking session was only two days, and they were a flurry of work, but it was a magical time. We came out on the other side with what would become our debut EP, “Japanese Roses” which was released in April 2018. 

In November 2017 we were able to partner with a film crew out of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio who helped shoot an awesome music video for our song, “St. Anthony’s Fire” off of the new record. We got to get weird with some costumes and some glitter in our beards in a deadpan tribute to one of our favorite directors, Wes Anderson.  

On location for the St. Anthony's Fire video shoot

On location for the St. Anthony's Fire video shoot

Since then we’ve been playing more live shows, touring around the Midwest and writing, writing, writing. We just finished recording sessions for our follow up EP with Fort Wayne’s own Jason Davis at Off the Cuff Studios. We’re excited to be sharing these new tunes with you awesome people! More info to come soon about the new record, but for now you can catch the new batch of songs at any of our live shows. See you guys out on the road! Keep it weird, keep it lovely!