Cecilia Della Peruti prefers to be barefoot when she's performing. The 23-year-old singer and guitarist for three piece jungle-garage rock outfit Gothic Tropic says she doesn't wear shoes because it allows her to "dance and go crazy, not feel like I'm going to trip on my feet." She, along with bassist Daniel Denton and drummer Liv Marsico, have been exploring that motif of freedom, playing shows that feel not different from a late-night New Orleans jazz rumble. Their sound, meanwhile, contains a twinge of garage noise mixed with Afro-Caribbean influences, i.e. the "Tropic" in their name.
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They've only been a band since last May, but they've managed to muster up a bit of a following; Origami Vinyl owner Neil Schield says their first EP Awesome Problems is selling quite well in his store. (Awesome Problems is actually pressed on a 12'' LP because it wouldn't fit on a 7'', the entire B-side is left blank.) And they've been booked to play at the Sled Island Festival in Calgary this June.More »