Tropical Skin Byrds: S/T 7"

Tropical Skin Byrds: S/T 7"


Tags: · 10s · post-punk · punk · raw · recommended
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Cut it Off!

ZZ Ramirez - Guitar

Nina Hartmann - Bass and Vocals

Sean Halpin - Drums


Our take: Debut 5-song EP from this band who I believe are based out of New York, but I could be wrong about that. I'm not sure if there's an actual connection or not, but Tropical Skin Byrds remind me a whole lot of Raspberry Bulbs. I wonder about that formal connection because so much of the aesthetic seems similar to the Raspberry Bulbs records: the pastel-colored sleeve; the thresholded photo placed in the center of the layout; the menacing, slightly slower-than-it-seems-it-should-be tempos; the claustrophobic guitar sound. Whether or not there's a formal connection, if you like Raspberry Bulb's sound--which sounds to me like it was heavily influenced by Rudimentary Peni's Death Church album--then it's a safe bet you'll also like this. The main difference is the vocals, which are a high-pitched shout along the lines of what Sarah does in JJ Doll. Tropical Skin Byrds are clearly more than a one-trick pony, though... there are a lot of different styles of riffs on this EP, but everything is subsumed into the band's over-arching aesthetic. It's really intriguing even with a fairly short running time, and I have a feeling it might be downright mind-altering on a full-length. I'm eagerly awaiting that, though this EP will get plenty of spins in the meantime.