November 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Tomorrows Tulips – When

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Tomorrows Tulips
When
Burger Records
Street: 10.07
Tomorrows Tulips = The Velvet Underground / Nirvana

When plays like a window into the lifestyle of Tomorrows Tulips, which is probably very similar to the bands they’re inspired by. TT’s principal members, Alex Knost and Ford Archbold, are professional surfers and songwriters, which means that they live life through waves, beautiful bohemian women and guitars. Every track on When is memorable, but there’s definitely a few standouts. “I Lay In My Bed” has the burned-out feel of a record spinning endless vibes on the beach while a sunset leaks light directly on top of it. “Glued To You” is the fruition of “G-rated grunge,” which is a term TT coined to describe their sound, and “Down Turned Self Pity” is an outsider music classic. One must be extremely true to their self to make music that sounds this good. Simply put, this record is tapped in. –Justin Gallegos

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