Friday, September 22, 2017

Tropical Fuck Storm - Chameleon Paint b/w Mansion Family

In light of the havoc visited on North America by weather systems lately, the word "storm" probably invokes a cringe.  But today we're going to tell you about a storm you will like, a Tropical Fuck Storm.  A band from Melbourne, it was founded by Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin of The Drones, joined by Lauren Hammel of High Tension and Erica Dunn of Harmony and Palm Springs.  North Americans can get to know them over the next month as they play a baker's dozen of shows in the US and Canada (more details at the bottom of this post).  But the whole world can get to know them right now, because today sees the release of their debut single, Chameleon Paint / Mansion Family.  The first track is an intense commentary on the state of the world today that also manages to be an exciting slice of rock.  It is a combination of art, passion and politics that suggests that Tropical Fuck Storm already has hit a rare level.  The B-side is a cover of a song by fellow Melbourne band The Nation Blue.

The single is the first of a series of 7" releases planned by the band.  Each single will feature an original song by the band and a cover song.  The release are a joint project of Mistletone Records and Liddiard's TFS Records.

Associated website
Mistletone page to order single

North American Tour Dates and Locations:

With Band of Horses
Sep 26  Soul Kitchen, Mobile, AL  
Sep 27  Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA  
Sep 29  The Lyric, Oxford, MS  
Oct 1  George's Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR  
Oct 3  Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK 
Oct 4  Metroplex Live, Little Rock, AR  
With King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Oct 5  Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO  
Oct 6  Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 7  Neurolux, Boise, ID
Oct 8  Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Oct 9  Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
Oct 10 Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
Oct 12  The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

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