Those fellas in Trop Pop sure have been busy lately. They made their way out to CMJ last month and won over a few folks, and the recently released "Beach With No Footprints/Always Awake in Shadows" 7" (listen and buy below!) has been picking up some press. While out at CMJ, they recorded a few different interviews and have some nice filmed performances available, and they've also recently posted a few new tracks, all of which you can find below. We're currently aiming for an LP sometime in the spring, more details on that as they're sorted out, and we're all also in the process of figuring out a West Coast tour for January.
(Buy one of the last 50 copies of the limited blue vinyl!)
Queen of New York by Tropical-Popsical
Cathedral City-Demo by Tropical-Popsical
The Universe of God Shadow by Tropical-Popsical
From The Deli Magazine--"Tropical Popsicle Reinvents the 1960s":
"Pulling from an array of 1960s influences, multi-instrumentalist Timothy Hines created a damn near perfect mesh between rock, garage pop, surf and psychedelia under the moniker Tropical Popsicle. After recruiting three band members, the San Diego-based outfit released a 7” and an EP in June, both on Valor Records. Glimpses of The Beach Boys' famous surf rock can be found in The Age Of Attraction EP’s sun-bleached title track, while the macabre lo-fi psychedelia of The 13th Floor Elevators mixed with The Doors' classic rock saturates tracks like “The Universe of God Shadow.” With Hines’ ability to write accessible songs that transcend genres, while staying true to DIY lo-fi recording techniques, it is no wonder Tropical Popsicle has opened for lo-fi garage poppers Times New Viking, and performed at this year’s CMJ music festival in October. My fingers are crossed for an LP release in 2012. - Katrina Nattress"
Download a live recording of their recent Soda Bar show below:
This interview with Dirty Laundry TV.
"Age of Attraction" live at Cake Shop/CMJ, courtesy of Dirty Laundry TV.
"Always Awake in Shadows" live at Cake Shop/CMJ, courtesy of Dirty Laundry TV.
Interview and performances on Serious Business on BTR:
This teaser for AMF Posada 2011 in Mexico next month w/Beach Fossils:
Brooklyn Vegan's praise of their CMJ performance.