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Gothic Tropic performs 'Underwater Games' LIVE on BalconyTV
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GOTHIC TROPIC - UNDERWATER GAMES

PRESENTED BY XAVIER BRINKMAN

"At first glance, Gothic Tropic has all the earmarks of California natives Abe Vigoda and Fool's Gold with their jolty rhythm section and pop-infused compositions. The Echo Park trio, whose ironically penned name brings to mind a mascara-drenched Siouxsie look-alike riding the 720 towards Santa Monica on a scorching summer, is actually less frenetic than their peers, with piercing guitar lines and across the fretboard taps fluttering at a steadier pace. Cecilia Della Peruti's reverbed vocals (of Rumspringa fame) give an added numinous quality to the band, whose recent EP, Awesome Problems, breezes by with casual allure and a touch of quirky experimental grooves." -The Deli

"They've only been a band since last May, but they've managed to muster up a bit of a following; Origami Vinyl owner Neil Schield says their first EP Awesome Problems is selling quite nice in his store. Referring to their chemistry, Della Peruti calls them "the sacred three." That kind of discourse is vital to the type of music Gothic Tropic plays, which is comparable to jazz in the way its creation is approached: its success is based upon each member's ability to selflessly collaborate but also individually flourish. Also, it's best live." LA Weekly

"Perhaps the most appropriately named band of the fest, Gothic Tropic sound like if the Rolling Stones had chosen to seclude themselves in Cuba, not rural France, to escape personal hardships and record their landmark album, Exile on Main Street. Psychedelic reverb pop with afro-cuban beats and melt-worthy vocals dressing up some of the best songwriting to hit this year's festival." Sled Island

"It is not that often that a band's moniker gives any indication about the sound of the band, but Gothic Tropic just does this. The Los Angeles trio injects some sunny Africanized loud guitars into their psych pop, but it gets a lot more complicated than that. Their style was playful, wrapped by bright tropical rhythms mixed with distortion, cultivating a quite unique vibe, which was full of energy while taking dark and strange detours. Their jolting songs were meandering around loops, were undulating with outbursts of punk energy and were growing into groovy extended jams. Their bumpy music had drawn a large crowd at Origami Vinyl. it worked, as people had started dancing in the store, moving along Della Peruti's distant vocals with an almost incantational nature... We were almost in a wonderful bizarre garage jungle." Rock NYC

"In short, Gothic Tropic is an ensemble of a dying breed, real musicians. You remember what those are right? What real music sounds like. A sound created in adolescent bedrooms, multiple cluttered garages, and empty studio spaces. No one sends in texts to vote for their favorite idol. Hires image consultants and public relation hounds to sniff out what's hip. Just three intelligent, talented, well-rounded, authentic musicians, coming together to make damn fine music and spread only the best of vibes. Do yourself, the band, and modern culture a favor: look them up and give them a listen." Manifold Mag

"This is the music in the background of a Tarantino film, or the same jams that make you think about the good times. They have the summer songs that blow "Pumped Up Kicks" out of the California Pacific, yet holds the same DIY excitement at the Laurel Canyon parties. Songwriter/vocalist/guitarist, Cecilia Della Peruti, sparks the groove that crawls up your neck; you just can't shake it off without joining in on the fun, or at least being recruited by Della Peruti's energized timbre and rough guitar licks. Bassist, Daniel Denton rocks with a '70s funk feel, as Della Peruti on guitar, brings the grit of garage punk into the crowd. Drummer, Liv Marsico, local face of percussion, rocks her ponytail out of her tie. Their tracks are the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Strokes during a road trip from Cali to Arizona. This Silverlake crowd is looking for the cool kids on the block and Gothic Tropic is it." -STRETCH LA

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CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer / Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Cinematographer: Aleah Wolinsky
Recorded & Mixed By: Jeff Bates
Assistant Audio Engineer: Anabel Correa
Co-Producer/ Talent Booker: Leah Hobbs
Atara Gottschalk: Admin

Special thanks to Rick St George for Balcony Location!

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