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Is Tropical Release “The Greeks” video; 900,000 views in 5 days. NSFW/controversial video directed by MEGAFORCE

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Release “The Greeks” video directed by MEGAFORCE
900,000 views in 5 days
 
See the NSFW and controversial video

Their Debut Native To Is Set For Release on June 14th on Kitsuné/ Cooperative Music / Downtown Records

“Filmed in a sleepy French suburb, starring a group of the coolest kids in the cul-de-sac, The Greeks’ video reflects the song — it’s about everything, and kinda nothing, and being young, or something.”  Is Tropical explained MEGAFORCE’s concept of the violent Manga-inspired music video: “Part Rumblefish, part Die Hard, part Akira, we wanted to work together to create something both visually appealing and aesthetically relevant to the band. 

“We like kids, we like gangs, we really like daydreaming and imagination; the video straddles the line between nostalgia and the visual death-porn of our generation – the action film. Don’t get carried away by politics – this is a straight-up kid brawl the way it played out in your head when you were stealing your mum’s mascara to be like Arnie in Predator.”

Is Tropical said: “It isn’t a shocking rebuke to our drama queen, populist news culture either – just naive, blissful shoot-your-mate until he’s definitely dead war-games -the way you wish it still could be”.
 
Following the release of the teaser video two weeks ago, the UK trio unleashed their official music video for “The Greeks” late last week to an overwhelming response with a combining Youtube and Vimeo count of about 900.000 views.  “We’ve been wanting to make such a video since the age of 6 !”  says the French directors team MEGAFORCE (Kid Cudi, Metronomy), the animation was done by 7 at Machine Molleand produced by Jules Dieng at Elnino.

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UK Trio Is Tropical Releases Debut ‘Native To” on Kitsune / Co-op / Downtown Records on June 14th+free download

UK Trio Is Tropical Releases Debut ‘Native To” on Kitsune / Co-op / Downtown Records on June 14th+free download

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Is Tropical

Native To
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Kitsuné / Co-op / Downtown Records, June 14th)

 
UK Trio Is Tropical Releases Debut ‘Native To”
on  
Kitsuné / Co-op / Downtown Records on June 14th
“The Greeks…listen to it on repeat about 50 times” -NME
 
Synth punk maraudersElle Magazine

Grab Is Tropical’s first single, the up-tempo, dance-rock number, “The Greeks” through an exclusive download on 

Kitsuné’s site HERE
 
Listen to and download their remixes for Two Door Cinema Club, Cocusuma and Crystal Fighters HERE

The first release through Kitsune’s newly- announced partnership with Cooperative/Downtown Records will be Is Tropical’s debut album Native To, hitting stores on June 14th.  Already known for their stunning live shows where, behind their trademark masks, they effortlessly swoop from raw pop anthems to lo-fi dance songs, the young UK-based trio are currently offering their first single, the up-tempo, dance-rock number, “The Greeks” through an exclusive download on Kitsune’s site here.
 
With their new album Native To, the UK trio Is Tropical are releasing their unique and signature brand of dance-pop music in America. The twelve tracks that comprise the album flow seamlessly from one to the next while at the same time covering the broad spectrum of musical stylings that catapulted them into the spotlight to begin with. Highlights of the album include the hard-hitting, lo-fi track, “Oranges”, as well as the dreamy and whimsical “Clouds” and “Lies”. See the video for the track “South Pacific” here.
  
Is Tropical first entered the international scene with the release of their debut single ‘When O’ When’/’Seasick Mutiny’on Hit Club Records in January 2010. Produced by Alalal (The Big Pink / Klaxons), the single attracted the attention of fans and critics alike. 
Dividing opinions with the band’s refusal to show their faces, as well as their broad, all-encompassing sound, Is Tropical was soon at the forefront of the conflict between lo-fi purists and those who cherished the strange electronic instrumentals. They soon signed to legendary French label Kitsuné (Digitalism / Two Door Cinema Club).
 
Is Tropical will be touring throughout Europe and Japan this spring, with more live and festival dates to be announced very soon!
 
Is Tropical live shows:
04/30/11 – Japan – Tokyo – Studio Coast
05/03/11 – UK – London @ Madame Jo Jo’s
05/21/11 – France – Les 3 Elephants
05/28/11 – UK – Bristol @ Dot to Dot
05/29/11 – UK – Bristol @ Dot to Dot
05/30/11 – UK – Bristol @ Dot to Dot
06/08/11 – France, Paris @ Point éphémère
06/17/11 – UK – Release Gig / Kitsuné Club Night Party @ XOYO

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