Gothic Tropic played live at Tommy's earlier this semester. This new LA trio originated in Echo Park and has really carved out a unique aesthetic, combining lo-fi afrobeat-ish garage rock with Peruti's ethereal vocal stylings.
I have a huge soft spot in my heart for proto-goth female vocalists, so I really died on the tracks where Peruti really cut loose with the vocals and let her voice form this floaty sci-fi melody over the tropicalia beats, especially on "Mistress Vortex", one of the more amorphous tracks on their album.
Monkey Bars really highlighted the Tropic part of Gothic Tropic, and gave Liv Marisco's showy drumming style a chance to really blow the audience away.
A great show all around, watch for these guys to keep doing great things. I was impressed with their ability to combine such disparate aesthetics into a style that's really uniquely their own. I could see this trio starting an entire wave of LA lo-fi goth-tropicalia.
Check out their website and bandcamp: