News Track By Track: Triptides - Sun Pavilion

On their debut full-length for Stroll On Records (also home to Acid Glasses and Laser Background), Triptides prove themselves capable of avoiding all the beach-pop cliches in the book, and make no mistake there are tons of traps to helplessly fall into. ‘Sun Pavilion’ isn’t a relentlessly escapism-peddling album; it carefully balances lo-fi production with a strong, dynamic songwriting approach. Rarely does your attention wane in between unrelenting slices of genre-fusing rock. Sure, this’d make a damn fine soundtrack for a road trip with your friends, but it also adds life to mundane commutes into work and nights alone with the speakers up loud.

The band have provided DIY with a track-by-track account of their debut proper, and it only goes to further prove that there’s more to these guys than mere slacker anthems.

Bright Sky
The original version of this track featured drum machine. It’s about someone whose trying to live on their own after their heart’s been broken.

English Rain
This track is about when dreams overflow into reality. Glenn wrote the riff for this song one morning while still half asleep in bed.

Shark Attack!
‘Shark Attack’ is about finding a dusty old record that ends up blowing your mind and then attempting to understand it.

This one’s a homage to heartbroken garage rock.

‘Sun/Shine’ is about remembering a past love, wishing things could’ve turned out differently and then letting it go forever.

Surf music on the verge of plummeting into the abyss.

Morning Dew
On this one Josh Menashe changed the tuning of the guitar in order to play some otherwise impossible chords. Try listening for the sound of us hitting a teacup.

Need You
This song is about a girl who can’t seem to get a break in life. Don’t worry - she finds love in the end and everything turns out okay.

‘Voices’ is about someone who starts to hear voices in their head and attempts to exorcize them with a phaser pedal.

‘Undone’ is the only track on the album recorded using a 4 track tape machine (the rest of the album was done on an 8 track tape machine). It’s about the silence that comes with the death of something beautiful.

20,000 Leagues
Heavily inspired by a 2D underwater area.

‘Silhouette’ is about doubting the nature of existence while contemplating the interconnectivity of the universe.

Stream Triptides’ excellent debut, ‘Sun Pavilion’, in full below:

Triptides’ debut album ‘Sun Pavilion’ is out now via Stroll On Records.

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