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Video Premiere: "Ciervo de Miyajima" by Tropico Duclos

10 August 2017

Tropico Duclos: Photo Credit: Javier Longhi

“Ciervo de Miyajima” is the first single from Tropico Duclos’ debut album, Imagen Inestable, which will be released in September via Buen Dia Records.

Tropico Duclos is a band from Uruguay that caught the attention of the shoegaze underground scene with their 7” vinyl single “Song for Kim Gordon”. But Tropico Duclos isn’t just another shoegaze band. They mix musical influences like My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth,The Cure, and Led Zeppelin, with literary references such as Henry Miller and Haruki Murakami. In fact, the main idea for the lyrics of “Ciervo de Miyajima” seems to be inspired by Murakami’s novel Kafka on the Shore.

The group comes from Montevideo, and they give some details about the region, explaining, “Montevideo is the southern capital of South America. It’s windy, melancholic, and surrounded by the widest River in the World (River Plate). You cannot help but wondering about existence while looking at the deep brown water clashing into the Atlantic Ocean. Like the people from Liverpool, New York, or Buenos Aires, we make music for headphones. Turn it up and gaze into the water.”

About the video, the band reveals, “It was directed by Mariana Orman and edited by Ignazio Acerenza. We are really happy with the result because it shows, in a raw and beautiful manner, emotions and feelings that can easily connect with our music.”



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