Former member of Taking Back Sunday, Fred Mascherino is now playing solo as The Color Fred. He has recently released his debut, Bend To Break which was recorded with the help of legendary producer Lou Giordano (Sugar, Paul Westerberg, Sunny Day Real Estate). While The Color Fred had been in Mascherino's plans since before he joined Taking Back Sunday, his solo project was put on the backburner with that band's meteoric rise.
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The Color Fred is a band headed by former Taking Back Sunday guitarist and singer Fred Mascherino. The band got their name by a poll taken on the internet and The Color Fred was declared as the fans' favorite name. The band was started while he was in the band Breaking Pangaea. The Color Fred was featured on a compilation by Equal Vision Records in 2005. Mascherino has worked with Macbeth Athletics to design and produce the F. P. Mascho, as part of Macbeth's Studio Projects. The shoe displays the drawings of Jude Ianelli that also appear on The Color Fred's official website, and some lyrics.
On October 4, 2007, Fred left Taking Back Sunday to concentrate on his new project full time.
Bend to Break is TCF's first full length album and was released on October 30, 2007. The album hit #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
As of early fall 2008, The Color Fred now has a modlife site.
The Color Fred released The Intervention EP in April 2009. The EP features new and old songs performed acoustic, plus two home demos.