Add Date: May 1
Album: We Are Happy Here
Comments: Since releasing their debut full-length, Good Boy Charm, back in 2008, the members of Tripp have ventured out into several other endeavors, mostly in the very fertile musical territory of their home in Chapel Hill. Most notably, they've been involved with tribute projects for Big Star and Elvis Costello, and those two influences can be heard throughout Tripp's sophomore LP, We Are Happy Here.
Guitars, bass and drums mix with piano, organ and the occasional saxophone, creating the perfect backdrop for lead singer Alex Wilkins (W&L Class of 2002). While these are classic pop songs in the vein of Costello and Chilton, hints of folk rock and '90s alternative seep in, keeping things interesting throughout.
Very enjoyable pop-rock--start with tracks 1, 2, 3, 10 and 8.