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Tropics, The / Wind House
Album:Wind House Collection:General
Artist:Tropics, The Added:01/2015
Label:Breakup Records 

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Album Review
Pixel
Reviewed 2015-01-26 
The Tropics
Wind House

Local summery indie pop with soulful female vocalist. The Tropics are a five-piece that recently opened for Avi Buffalo. They had a great energy live, but unfortunately this release just does not stand out to me. Singer Claire George has a lovely and intriguing voice, like a smokier version of that one British pop singer… uh… Duffy, was her name? But for the most part, the backing band is kind of your average sunny guitar-driven indie pop. Moreover, the mixing makes it hard to understand the lyrics at key moments that could have enhanced these melodies.

FCCs: none detected. Favorites: 2.

1. (3:13) mid. snares, keys, tambourines. vaguely cheerful, “I never knew one better than you…” ending is underwhelming..
2. *(4:59) mid. darker, scratchier guitar and rolling toms. refrain has what I think is the best hook on this album. George’s voice elevates this tune in particular a great deal. just not a fan of their drummer… too much negative space at the bridge…
3. (3:23) slow to mid. breathier, clearer vocals including lots of “oohs” and “ahhs.” jangly guitars and horns.
4. (3:26) medium slow. static over background vox singing “no one else.” then uplifting acoustic picking, lovey dovey love song stuff.
5. (3:40) mid. poppy, sugary, bright. just ok.

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1.Fireproof 3.Sleepless
2.Sons & Daughters 4.You I Want
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