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Tropical Tobacco is a band based out of Lisbon, Portugal that caught my ears with their unique blend of synth-pop and tropical music.  What is easy to tell about the band from the few singles they’ve released so far is that they make aggressively gorgeous music.  While the dream-pop tag has been abused by some bands to hide songwriting behind warm sheets of haze and fuzz, Tropical Tobacco aren’t making forgettable, sleep inducing music.  Guitar tones fall in and out, percussion is fast and dominant and the vocals are clear and in the front.  What is most exciting about the band is how obvious it is that this is only the beginning.  If they keep producing more tropical synth-rock it’s bound to keep getting better.  For now download their Aboriginal EP at their bandcamp and hear more at their soundcloud.


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