Gothic Tropic

"Los Angeles trio Gothic Tropic introduces some hard edges to the playful world of psych-pop. Gothic Tropic finds inspiration from high energy afro-cuban beats, and exuberant guitars. The brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, Gothic Tropic keeps the vibe measured and darkly bizarre with a unique lead guitar/vocal style that recalls catchy elements of pre-punk 70s acts such as Television, Captain Beefheart, and Can. Bassist Daniel Denton (Metric) and drummer Liv Marisco (Cold War Kids) have pushed a quick and steady evolution in Gothic Tropic's short history, growing from a collection of Della Peruti's loop station jams to one of Los Angeles' more exciting new acts in just a matter of months. Get a copy of their debut "Awesome Problems EP" and enjoy the lo-fi while you can." -BMI

"Like Fool's Gold, and Vampire Weekend, the new L.A. trio Gothic Tropic finds inspiration in world beats and exuberant guitars. The brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, who for the past two years has played with Rumspringa, Gothic Tropic takes a playful, lo-fi approach to the psych-pop on its four-song "Awesome Problems" EP, with guitar lines that poke and tickle and beats that quicken the pulse. Della Peruti, who's teamed up with bassist Daniel Denton (Never at Night) and drummer Liv Marsico (Cold War Kids, and Hot Hot Heat), got an assist from guitarist Sam Lopez Jr. (TRC, and Tapioca and the Flea) on the EP, whose rough edges are anything but a vibe-killer." -Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands LA

San Francisco-based Mark Zannad (vocals/synth) and Brandon Harrison (drums/vocals) began collaborating as Seatraffic in 2010. Since then, the synth-pop duo released an EP and a handful of singles, and played a slew of regional shows including recently sharing the stage with How To Dress Well and The Ruby Suns. This year the duo is releasing four new singles for free, starting with "Superficial Heart." The tracks were conceived while Zannad was studying architecture in Europe last summer. He brought the song skeletons back to Harrison where they were reworked and in October, they headed into San Francisco's Different Fur Studios with Nic Pope (The Morning Benders, Twin Shadow, Cults) to record.

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Gothic Tropic with Seatraffic, Cruel Summer

Sunday, May 19 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Brick & Mortar Music Hall