Tropic of Pisces
A few weeks back I saw the almighty Dev Hynes and his freshly-dressed 90's fam - aka Blood Orange perform to a flawless crowd at Central Park.
Sure, I was there to see the man of Blood Orange, Samantha and his snazzy white-clad entourage, although I was truly there to support the divine Moses Sumney. The musical magician who reduced me to tears upon first listen, and left me breathless when first seeing him live. I may or may not have changed my flight from CA back to NY, just for this rare occurrence to see Moses' Central Park (and New York, for that matter) debut.
Before Moses and Dev performed, a group of average white guys took to the stage. Upon first glance, it appeared to be your typical indie rock band; all of a sudden, their tropicali beats and whistful vocals slapped my premature judgments in the face. Tropic of Pisces used a mix of Afrobeat rhythms, 80's synth, and dance beats to create a colorful waterfall of sound. Matthew Scheiner's other gig as Oberhofer's guitarist does not go unnoticed - each song held together with beautiful and prominent guitar chords.
Symmetry is this New York-based project's debut EP - one which was impeccably produced and carefully crafted.
The title track is a particularly catchy song with noticeable tropical tones. I would like to take a moment to admire this video and honor it's similarities. I see Old Gregg, hear Paul Simon (circa The Rhythm Of The Saints) and feel like I'm at an underwater 80's disco. Must be the creative in me...