Mo Troper – Tickets – The Camel – Richmond, VA – April 9th, 2020

Mo Troper
Broadberry Entertainment Group Presents

Mo Troper

The CamelRichmondVA
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Mo Troper

Mo Troper’s third solo record, Natural Beauty, was recorded in the uneasy yet fertile time after the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist returned to his hometown of Portland from two brief, failed experiments of living elsewhere: first in Los Angeles and then in NewYork.

Instead of the “snot-nosed pwnage” of his earlier music (so said Pitchfork in their 6.0 review of his debut solo album), this new record presents the salient details of Troper’s life without the juvenile editorializing that has, at times, kept listeners at arm’s length. Album highlight “Jas From Australia” features a melody as buoyant and sweet as anything The Kinks ever wrote, with a dash of Internet-age urgency mixed in. The song’s straightforward storytelling—Jas was Troper’s first love, they met online when they were teenagers, and never met in person—sets the listener up for this gut-punch two-thirds of the way through the song: “I said I was moving to Melbourne but I lied and now you know.” It’s easy tot ake music this catchy for granted, and confuse beauty with superficiality, but these songs are remarkably durable.

Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA