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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Trope release music video for “Planes”

Alternative progressive rock band Trope released their latest music video for “Planes”, a single off their highly praised debut album “Eleutheromania”. Showcasing a more delicate and eerie offering from the band, Planes features beautiful looping clean guitar riffs while a melodic bass line dances over the seemingly basic yet complex drum groove. Soft to frustrated vocals round out the sonic pallet that is Planes, with subtle time changes sporadically placed.

Planes was filmed in 3 countries due to the band being separated during these times. Vocalist (Diana Studenberg), guitarist (Joe Ciccia) and drummer (Sasha Siegel) were filmed in Toronto Canada, guitarist (Moonhead) was filmed in Sofia Bulgaria, and Bassist (Todd Demma) in Los Angeles, USA, and were edited seamlessly into one space.

Lead singer Diana Studenberg shares:

“Planes is about trying to carve out and stay in a creative space and getting constantly torn away from it by reality- we’re all forced to deal with it, in our own microcosms.”

She adds:

“It’s also about fiercely clinging to an ideology whilst failing to acknowledge that person standing right in front of you. Overlooking humans, clinging to our planes… ‘you should have seen it then’.”

Planes was filmed by 3 separate crews including cinematographers Edward Lim and Joseph Brock (Toronto), Malcolm Guess (Los Angeles), and Simeon Simeonov (Sofia), production assistants Bri and Raine, and was directed and edited by Moonhead. The suits worn by Diana, Sasha and Joe were made by designer Matthew Davignon in Toronto and Jesse Bella did hair and makeup.

Trope will be on tour this May/June 2022, opening for the 25-date upcoming Symphony X and Haken North American tour. 

May 10 – New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
May 11 – Glenside, Pa. @ Keswick Theatre
May 12 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
May 13 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Imperial Bell
May 14 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre
May 15 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Danforth Music Hall
May 17 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theatre
May 18 – Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic Theatre
May 19 – Chicago, Ill. @ Park West
May 20 – St Louis, Mo. @ Red Flag
May 21 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theater
May 23 – Denver, Colo. @ The Oriental Theater
May 24 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
May 26 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
May 27 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Rickshaw Theatre
May 28 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre
May 29 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency Ballroom
May 31 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory
June 01 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Belasco Theater
June 02 – Mesa, Ariz. @ Nile Theater
June 04 – Austin, Texas @ Empire Garage
June 05 – Dallas, Texas @ Amplified Live
June 07 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Heaven at the Masquerade
June 08 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Plaza Live
June 10 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
June 11 – Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage
June 12 – Montclair, N.J. @ The Wellmont Theater

About Trope

Citing influences including Incubus, A Perfect Circle, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Peter Gabriel and more, Trope have been busy playing shows internationally at such legendary venues including LA’s Whisky a Go Go and Viper Room. They also played over 50 dates in 2021 at clubs and festivals in Europe, headlining festivals in Romania and Bulgaria.

“Eleutheromania”, their debut album, features 10 tracks and was engineered by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica), mixed by David Bottrill (Tool, Peter Gabriel, Muse) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Dave Mathews Band, Alice In Chains).