“The first Tropical Girls show is tonight at Dawg Island,” declares the Facebook page of Albuquerque’s newest synth band. Gary Madrid describes his sound as “Beach Synth Lo-Fi”, listing a smoothed out remix of Go And Get It on his Bandcamp. Tropical Girls will undoubtedly have a great time tonight.
Beach Synth Lo-Fi is certainly an appropriate categorization. His artwork includes palm trees, a robot with a light saber and 80s/90s video game font styling.
There exists a Topical Girls Teaser on YouTube showing the recording of Nightmare Sounds using various midi controllers, electronic drum pads, and the mighty Macbook pro. At about forty-three seconds, you can tell from the look on these boys faces that they are having just as much fun as you would expect. Their label is called Chill Mega Chill Records, and Nightmare Sounds will be released on it in December.
Our generation has been called “The Remix Generation” by different recording industry and electronic media professionals around the country. Tropical Girls exemplifies the method of synthesizing sounds and idea from current and previous eras that we are known for. This is the kind of music we should applaud and promote as our own.
The Go And Get It remix can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp, or it can be shared or embedded elsewhere. Even with only one song on their Bandcamp, it is clear that Tropical Girls will be a hit at house shows and college parties. Check them out. Enjoy sound synthesis. Live while you can.