Tropical Punk is getting ready to release the follow up to their awesome debut LP, Ends of the World. Their new recording project, Runaway American Kids, is split into three 7″ EPs. The Nashville band is pressing up 250 copies of the first EP on red vinyl, to be released this summer.
Recorded at the band’s house, the first EP finds the band looking outside the basements and parties of their debut album.
They kick it off with the spaghetti-western instrumental “Summer Heat (part 1).” The massive guitar sounds like a single Sonic Youth riff echoing dark and mysterious in the desert night. As the riff fades out, the music picks back up with the pure summertime rock ‘n’ roll of “That Night.”
The second half of the album finds the band slowing down and pushing its boundaries. “Dreams Out West” mellows out, floating on the bassline, but maintains a certain grit in the jagged strums and reverb. In the final track, singer Zach Puls nails the lonesome vocals, making ”On the Run” into a classic country song.