Comprised of three members who go by the identity of Red, Gold, and Green, and generally dress in those colors, Reston, Virginia trio RDGLDGRN make music that is equally stylish, blending slick indie rock and left-field hip-hop.
Upon the release of their first single in 2011, "I Love Lamp" -- a hook-laden power pop number named after a line by Steve Carell's character in Anchor Man -- the accompanying YouTube video went viral and RDGLDGRN's success snowballed from there, helped largely by the involvement of some key power players in the music industry. Cold War Kids producer Kevin Augunas produced the rest of the EP, signing them to his Fairfax Recordings label, and while in the studio, in a twist of fate, fellow Reston native Dave Grohl offered to play drums. Pop producer extraordinaire Pharrell Williams joined up as well, to help write and produce the N.E.R.D.y song "Doing the Most," a standout on the group's 2012 debut EP, Red Gold Green. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi