BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Is Tropical

Is Tropical

Telequanta, Trey Frey

Tue, March 8, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Is Tropical
Is Tropical
IS TROPICAL are a four piece from England. Formed in London in 2009, the band was originally a trio; they released their debut single When O' When on Hit Club Records in January 2010, produced by Al Al Al. In June 2010 they signed to French label Kitsuné where they recorded two full-length studio albums. Their debut album Native to was released in June 2011 followed by an EP, titled Flags which was the culmination of their extensive global travels since their inception. Their second studio album I'm Leaving was released in May 2013 also on Kitsuné. In 2014 IS TROPICAL signed to New York based independent label Axis Mundi.

Working alongside producer and collaborator Luke Smith, IS TROPICAL set out in the summer of 2014 to record across five continents; North America, Africa, Europe, Asia and South America.

The result, Black Anything, will be released in five 10" transparent picture disc instalments, containing 2 tracks per vinyl. The artwork is a visual representation of both the recording process and the release with each 10 vinyl displaying the continent in which the tracks were recorded. The five vinyls when displayed on top of each other create the globe, unifying the concept as a whole. "Each vinyl will be an art work and is a tribute to the continent it was recorded in.

IS TROPICAL started the project in North America, building a studio during the label's foundation in Brooklyn. The North American instalment will feature the tracks 'Crawl / On My Way'. The band have expressed the reasons for having a new approach to the release schedule "are an opportunity to present each track the way it was intended – in it's own right and not as either a 'single' or filler to be largely overlooked.

Black Anything is a mirror held up to the places and people who will help bring it into being.
Telequanta
Telequanta
Telequanta is the stage name of J.Termini, an electronic musician, graphic designer and member of the Philadelphia-based Data Garden artist collective. Musically, Telequanta is known for multi-dimensional psychedelic synth-wave productions. J began by releasing solo works under his own name until the moniker Telequanta was developed by visual artist and collaborator, Patrick Schlitzer. Since then, the duo has been performing live to showcase their original audio/visual compositions. Having established himself as a reputable Producer/Performer in the Philadelphia area, Telequanta has opened for well-known performers such as Gold Panda, Ulrich Schnauss, and Beacon.
Trey Frey
Trey Frey
Philadelphia based electronic musician Trey Frey has gained world wide acclaim for his music created using two synced 1989 Nintendo gameboys. His 2014 album "Refresh" quickly cemented him at the forefront of the 8bit / chip music scene, and now in pairing that sound with modern elements he is focused on taking his music to a wider audience.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com