Full Color Footage is, at least on paper, a mass of contradictions. The band’s four members Mario McLean (vocals, piano, guitar) Matt Crumpton (drums) Jeremiah Black (guitars) and Scott Smith (bass) are seemingly the most disparate group of individuals gathered for any purpose, especially a musical one. It is a testament to the work ethic of the band that it can accurately count Jeff Buckley, The White Stripes, Superchunk and Biggie Smalls as influences and yet manage to sound like none of these artists. The group is committed to the art of songcraft, paring McLean's confessional, soul-baring lyrics against an often busy, fuller musical background. What began as a one show idea quickly transformed into a full working band. Lifelong friends Crumpton and Smith began working on some songs with Black which they hoped to premiere at a mutual friend’s New Year’s 2010 party. The three decided to enlist the aid of Mario McLean, whom Crumpton and Black had worked with before in a very early incarnation of Full Color Footage, to handle vocal duties for the show. The foursome’s chemistry was immediately noticed, and Full Color Footage was born. Full Color Footage began playing shows in their hometown of Columbia, SC receiving praise for their unique but accessible songs. After releasing their first EP, “The Induction EP: Tough Luck, Kid” in August of 2010, the band began branching out across the state bringing their music to new ears. Looking to expand on the success of the first EP, Full Color Footage released “The Broken Throne EP: You're On Your Own” in May of 2011 and is now actively expanding their listener base across the Southeast and beyond.