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Tundrastomper announce new album + new song "O Translucent Animal"

Tundrastomper have announced their second LP, the follow up to 2014's Victory. In the years since the quartet have released an album they've moved from their childhood home of Ardsley, NY to the fecund arts scene in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. It is there that they laid the groundwork for, and eventually recorded, O, their sophomore record. O is a heady blend of cloudcast punk and esoteric sizzle -- rarely does the record shy away from being its fullest self, and yet it registers as one of the most dynamic records of the year. Tundrastomper are an original part of the Sad Cactus family, and we could not be happier to present this record.

GoldFlakePaint premiered the first single off of the record "O Translucent Animal" today, saying: "[O Translucent Animal is] playful and punchy, with the occasional ambient retreat which lends a weird sheen to the whole thing. . . intrepid instrumental dashing through a series of warped set-pieces while that somewhat dulled lead vocal skips around the protruding shapes and sounds with a graceful stumble."

You can read the rest of Tom's kind words here:

You can pre-order the record here:

Posted on June 9th, 2017
stream Trophy Dad EP + Stereogum Band To Watch

whoa! Stereogum has named Trophy Dad a Band To Watch and has premiered a full stream of their EP! James Rettig says:

"Trophy Dad is also skilled at creating compelling narratives to hang those hooks around. Dogman has a loose overarching concept that allows the band to explore some sensitive but important topics. 'Each song on the Dogman EP deals with a different type of metaphorical ‘monster,’ including monsters like opportunity, romanticized love interests, the need for validation, crippling anxiety, low self-esteem… Very scary things that cause a sinking feeling in the stomach,' Zamansky explains. 'Writing about these topics can be a way to try and make sense of them — writing about these ‘monsters’ helps strip away their ambiguity (which is perhaps the scariest thing about them) making them easier to think about and easier to deal with.'"

You can stream the record and read the full piece here: or stream below

Dogman comes out May 5th. You can purchase the tape here:

You can see them here:

05/10 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
05/11 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
05/12 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
05/13 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
05/15 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
05/16 Washington, DC @ Bathtub Republic *
05/17 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA *
05/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville *
05/19 Cambridge, MA @ The Lilypad (early)
05/19 Boston, MA @ Makeout Point
05/20 Syracuse, NY @ Spit Fam House

*(with Boon)

Posted on May 1st, 2017