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Triptides — So Many Days
(Bandcamp Curation Records no#, 2022, CD / LP / DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2022-09-21

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The new Triptides album, So Many Days, leaves me flat. Triptides has been California dreaming ever since their 2010 college days in Bloomington, Indiana. They moved to LA about six years ago and have been honing their sound ever since. So Many Days shows the influence of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, It’s a Beautiful Day, Chad and Jeremy, and even a bit of Simon and Garfunkel. But they play it very safe. Lead vocalist Glenn Brigman has a mellow and soft voice that makes for easy listening. Nothing really exciting musically happens across the twelve tracks. Their songs just lack that edge that made the West Coast sound so exciting, despite composing some catchy melodies. It isn’t until you get to track eight, “Blow Away,” that they attempts something different by adding sitar and the lyric, “It is hard to make a song without a tune,” to dabble a bit in raga rock. And the final track, “Going Wrong,” contains megaphone vocals with Triptides finally making an attempt to stretch and expand their sound, though not enough to engage my interest. But if you are a fan of easy listening safe pop neo-psych, you may find So Many Days to your taste.

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