Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers Share Expansive New EP ‘Painted World’

November 11, 2022 BY Jason Currell

Today, the genre-bending collective Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers share their expansive three-song EP, Painted World. The new collection of songs feels like a rebirth for the band as they emerged from the pandemic with renewed energy. Thought-provoking themes of life and death, gratitude and loss are juxtaposed with dancefloor grooves and atmospheric instrumentals. Listen to Painted World on all digital retailers (here).

Known for their infectious and euphoric live shows, The Rainbow Seekers have been busy on the road with Próxima Parada throughout the U.S this fall. They wrap up their tour on the west coast next week and share the mesmerizing live video of new song “What I Want.”


Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers Tour Dates:
Nov 11 — Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Music Hall
Nov 12 — San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Nov 15 — Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Nov 16 — Portland, OR @ Star Theater
November 19 – Boulder, CO @ Roots Music Project
December 30 — @ Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
December 31 — @ Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers in the Press…

“Winding through grooves that sound like The Strokes at a chic ’70s party, the band interlaces existential wonderings on the nature of fate with pulsating synths that make mortality merely an afterthought as we dance away our fleeting moments.”
– Live for Live Music

“… containing a tangible disco energy…”
– Melodic Magazine

“…playful and reflective… with hints of vintage soul and world music flavors…”
– Billboard

“…genre-bending indie music that blends elements of pop, rock, and folk in equal measure, with an uplifting, funky effervescence to boot…”

Download EP Artwork Here

Track list:
1. Everyone Is Wasted Here
2. What I Want


Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery crowns and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and-at last-into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found. Their quest has brought them across the nation and upon such noble gatherings as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp. They’ve shared the stage with kindred spirits Lawrence, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Ripe, The Revivalists, and more. “The live show is the purpose of the band. This is why we make music. Playing music is a symbiotic process, the crowd is as much a part of it as the musicians. We give as much energy and love as we can and we can feel that coming from the crowd as well” says Hertler. “We believe that performance is not a High Art operation, and that you should do anything you can to ensure that the crowd is having a good time. From piñatas to confetti, to fog, to flowers, to drum solos, to strobe lights, to Thor, to sword battles-literally anything goes.” Join them in their celebration, and they will take you on a never-ending journey to a place you’ll never be able to describe in words.