Triptides – “Unwound”
The trajectory of Triptides has always been one of evolution. The band’s sound often evokes other eras, but they never stay still for long. For their latest album on Curation the band dives into an early ‘70s sound, moving out from under from the shades of country that gathered over their last album and into an R&B-tipped sound that straddles jazz-rock, Yacht, and proto-disco, wandering into a dreamy headspace that inspires both sinking deeper into your chair and slipping onto the dancefloor. The band’s Glen Brigman sums the single, “Everyone has those moments where the sun begins to set and introspection sets in. ‘Unwound’ is about that twilight period where time unravels, forcing us to meditate on what we’ve seen and heard. Embracing the joys and pains of the day gone by. Perhaps in a state of altered consciousness.”
The band itself has altered along with the sound, bringing in Alison Berry on drums, and her tightly wound skitter adds a lot of push to the track. Paired with a drift away from guitars and towards a dynamic trio with Brigman’s keys at the center, the new Triptides feels as vital as ever. The video embraces the ethos well, keeping up a Curation tradition of public access aesthetics in their recent run of videos across the label. The new album, Starlight, is out April 14th.
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