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ARTISTS TO WATCH: The Trillions

The Trillions

The trouble with Trillions is that you can't keep them out of your head.

 

You haven’t heard the Trillions. But if you’re a fan of Weezer, you’ll enjoy hearing the Trillions.

These are nuggets of blissful 90s alt-pop held in a time capsule and released cryogenic-fresh for your audio enjoyment. This Richmond, Virginia “shred-pop foursome”  has a new album, The Tritones, coming out next week, and their brand new single “The Experts” is available to stream or download above. Still, I’m partial to the addictive-yet-simple concept of “You Got To Be Kidding Me!”, which is punctuated by frequent echoes of Fountains of Wayne-esque “oh yeahs” and distinctive vocals which, coupled with the effectively simple guitar hooks, will hold your brain for ransom. You can view their video for below and decide for yourself, but you’ve been warned!

Bottom Line: The Trillions are working their way up the hard way, as complete indies, but their dedication to helping foster a stronger local music scene is laudable, and the music itself is top-notch. Give the Trillions a shot and you’re likely to become one of their soon-to-be-legions of loyal fans.

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3 responses

  1. You’re so right, they are like Weezer! :) I like this recommendation very much. I also really enjoyed that REM post that you reblogged – so funny! :)

    April 14, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    • Glad you enjoyed it :) They’re sending me the album shortly, so down the road there may be a Trillions album review coming down the pike as well …

      April 14, 2012 at 9:15 AM

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