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Progressive alternative rock band Trope just released their highly anticipated debut album ‘Eleutheromania’ to be released March 31, 2021.
‘Eleutheromania’ features tracks combining odd-time signature polyrhythms, heavy guitars and delicate to angst-ridden vocals, fronted by vocalist Diana Studenberg who gives the band their recognizable sound. Trope have concocted an intoxicating and distinct style that fuses both progressive rock and alternative rock genres in a unique way.
"My love for music has always been like a life vest for me in a sea of uncertainty. I think most, if not all, people have tumultuous scenarios in their life that impact them at different levels based on so many factors. And some people have more or varying tools on how to deal with those things. My tool is artistic expression and it’s driven me to want to create something long-lasting that I could be proud of." - Diana Studenberg
The band caught the attention of music industry veterans Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica) who engineered the album, David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Tool) who mixed and creative consulted, and Ted Jensen (Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots) who put the finishing touches on the record by mastering. While the album showcases the mastery of these music industry stalwarts, the single versions for “Hyperextend,” “Shout,” and “Pareidolia” were mixed and mastered by Trope’s producer/guitar player, Moonhead.
Trope have performed at LA’s Whisky A Go Go, The Viper Room, and the Hollywood Improv and played the main stages twice at Summerfest in Wisconsin. They were invited on an 18-date European tour across 7 countries, including 11 dates in the UK alone with Kings X, which has been postponed, and were invited to open up for The Cult in Reno, Nevada, among other high profile shows.
“Eleutheromania” is an album of contrasts at once polyrhythmic and bombastic, while maintaining lush melodies. This is a band that puts music first. The album has both a 90s alternative rock influence and also a progressive influence that explores new ground. The constant time-signature changes are seamless, really pointing to the music and songwriting proficiency of the band who focus more on groove and feel than math but have done the math all the same.