Monday, January 16, 2012

Is Tropical

Native To

Electro-indie pop from across the pond, Is Tropical’s fourth installment, Native To, is a powerful, energetic exposé. Four-on-the-floor, dance, chaotic sound-scapes and triumphant climaxes set this record out of the bunch. Contemporaries of the genre would consider Is Tropical a marriage of Cut Copy and Lupe Fiasco, but considering the mesh to be contrived, Is Tropical is true to the sound, whatever it may be called. Native To starts strong, eases back, drives down, and concludes like a rave in twilight. Synth-base, throbbing percussion, and masked hooligans are, Is Tropical.  

Thomas Bellflower

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