Tomorrows Tulips hail from California, and make lo-fi indie surfer pop. Through Burger Records, they will be releasing a limited amount of LP’s (website says “coming soon”), so keep your eyes on the Burger site for more details! Until it is up for sale, entertain yourself with this nice lil album breakdown.
“Tomorrow‚Äôs Tulips new album¬†Experimental Jelly¬†starts out like any psychedelic California beach-pop album, with the song ‚ÄúFlowers on the Wall‚ÄĚ.¬†¬†It is the very definition of the form, from the Zombies-esque texture to the guitar solo that sounds like Brian Eno after getting high.¬† But, through listening to the rest of the album, a concept becomes clear.¬† The first side is all a dream.¬† It begins with the trippy surrealism that all dreams contain to an extent, but very sharply takes a turn into nightmare with track two, ‚ÄúHe Quits‚ÄĚ.¬† This song sounds as though it was written by a post-Beatles, pre-Double Fantasy John Lennon, and preformed by the Undertakers, only with the voice of Matt Berninger.¬† It goes on to track three ‚ÄúIntroduction to a Pile of Confetti and Glue‚ÄĚ.¬† This song is far less lucid than the ones before it, more evocative of the unnamable fear of a night terror.¬† It sounds like a Dead Man‚Äôs Bones song performed by¬†Neutral Milk Hotel circa 1998.¬† These feelings continue though ‚ÄúDream Thru‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMisses Hash‚ÄĚ, but are then interrupted by a striking instrumental piece that brings the listener back to reality in ‚ÄúWake Up‚ÄĚ.¬† Side Two, unfortunately, obviously can not continue this concept, but instead seems to follow this same person in their attempt to escape from their working class prison, with songs like ‚ÄúVacation‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúFree‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMr. Sun‚ÄĚ.¬† All in all,¬†Experimental Jelly¬†is a triumphant sophomore album from Tomorrow‚Äôs Tulips, and hopefully indicates a desire to branch out to even more ambitious ideas in their coming work.” (https://unbent-music.com/post/49978089517/tomorrows-tulips-experimental-jelly)
TOMORROWS TULIPS - EXPERIMENTAL JELLY (LP)
TOMORROWS TULIPS "EXPERIMENTAL JELLY" LP OUT ON BURGER!!!
700 black vinyl / 300 peach vinyl
EXCELLENT SOPHOMORE ALBUM OF BEAUTIFULLY BUMMED OUT BEACH POP JAMZZZ!!!
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