The Brooklyn duo known as Tripoli Boys have dropped a new video this morning entitled “Tron” (premiered via Ghetto Blaster Magazine). Flush with analog synth runs, sub-bass bombast and frenetic drums. It’s melodic, energetic and what Blondie would have done if they crossed paths with Jan Hammer instead of Giorgio Moroder.
Speaking on “Tron” Paul Michel (vocals, guitar and production) revealed “It’s anti-capitalist, and more specifically about the masochistic way we keep spinning our wheels in a system that makes us decidedly unhappy.” However he says “I named it Tron because that’s what those 80s arpeggiated synths that run throughout the song reminded me of.”
Watch official video for “Tron” by Tripoli BoysHere
The single will be available tomorrow via all digital service providers via Swedish Columbia (El Huervo, Tanimura Midnight).
Listen to “Tron” by Tripoli BoysHere
Tripoli Boys is composed of Michel and Pat Gerasia (drums). The duo met while touring in their other respective bands Paul in Record Heat (FKA Spirit Animal) and Pat in The Violent (FKA Red Sun Rising). Michel reveals that he wrote much of the material for this project while in a tour van speeding down the highway. He relates “while in quarantine, I had time to fully flesh out the songs but they sounded computerized and in-the-box. So I sent them to Pat to add his touch and lo and behold the tunes had soul.”
Choosing the moniker Tripoli Boys partly due to Michel’s birthplace of Tripoli, Libya and partly due to the resilience he saw in a picture taken during the Libyan Revolution of boys playing soccer while cars burned behind them. Also released with the single are two “Tron” remixes including one by Tanimura Midnight & French Geometry and one by Huseq (both available via the link above).
Expect more music and media from Tripoli Boys in the coming months.