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Tropical F*** Storm Release New Album, Braindrops, on Aug. 23; Stream “Paradise” Now

Tropical F*** Storm Release New Album, Braindrops,
On Aug. 23 Via Joyful Noise Recordings

Band Previews New Album With “Paradise” Song Stream
North American Tour Kicks Off On Aug. 28

Tropical F*** Storm, the off-kilter, avant-psych Australian outfit, release their sophomore album, Braindrops, on Aug. 23 via Joyful Noise Recordings.

“I’ve invented fake news as a genre of music,” TFS singer/songwriter Gareth Liddiard states on the new album. Braindrops overflows with compelling sounds and visions that reflect the often dark and fractured reality of life on planet Earth as we hurtle toward environmental and social decay at a frighteningly rapid clip. Liddiard and his TFS co-conspirators, bass player Fiona Kitschin (his Drones’ bandmate), guitar player Erica Hung (Harmony/Palm Springs) and drummer Lauren Hammel (High Tension) recorded the nine-song album in the Australian outback, at the outfit’s “Dodgy Brothers Studio” in regional Victoria. A preview of the nine-song collection is available via the newly released song “Paradise”

Tropical F*** Storm released their debut, A Laughing Death In Meatspace, to worldwide acclaim, with Australia’s Double J saying the album is “filled with the sort of acerbic wit only Gareth Liddiard can muster, this is the most essential, moody, pulverising, funny, off-key, venomous Antipodean post punk album of the year.”

The UK’s Guardian newspaper called the nine-track release “a glorious detour into deconstructed rock music, reflective of social malaise and unafraid to tell it like it is.” U.S. outlets praised the release, with Slatesaying the outfit sound “like the Mekons under assault by both Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band and a sentient PlayStation,” adding “Tropical F*** Storm radiates a vitality I would follow anywhere, very much at my own risk.”

The band previously released the track “The Planet of Straw Men” (https://youtu.be/M2xOxmHTYMg) as a limited edition 7-inch and accompanying digital single.

Tropical F*** Storm tour dates:
August 28 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg
August 29 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
August 30 Arcata, CA Richard’s Goat Tavern
August 31 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
September 1 Vancouver, BC Static Jupiter
September 3 Seattle, WA Barboza
September 6 Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong
September 7 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Festival
September 8 Atlanta, GA The Earl
September 10 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas
September 11 Dallas, TX Three Links
September 13 St. Louis, MO Duck Room
September 14 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
September 15 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
September 17 Toronto, ON Baby G
September 18 Montreal, QC Le Ritz
September 19 Boston, MA Great Scott
September 20 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere
November 6 Manchester, UK Soup Kitchen
November 7 Brighton, UK The Hope and Ruin
November 8 London, UK Islington Assembly Hall

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