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Canton, Ohio, United States | SELF

Canton, Ohio, United States | SELF
Band Jazz Alternative


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The American--EP, 2010 [Self-Released]
Growing from the Ground Up, single from The American
Be Jazzy Be Bluesy, single from The American



Triggtrogg is a collection of musicians who came together off the beaten path. Forging their own sound and artistic vision, the songs of Triggtrogg mesh elements of jazz and pop with healthy doses of alternative-rock. The result is a musically broad record that also has continuity.

The band is comprised of five members, all from varying musical backgrounds. Their first effort, The American, was written primarily by Joshua Dayton and Brendon Suaffield. Creative additions by Joe Reis III, Dirk Ryan Hoffman, and Patrick 'The Mad Patter' Masalko helped shape the songs of Triggtrogg into the indie-pop tunes that they have become.

Paying homage to the past, Triggtrogg breathes new life into old ideas. Josh remarked, "Our biggest influences are artists who had their peak in the 1960s…there was a lot of unfiltered creativity back then. We like to mix those ideas with the modern stuff we’re listening to, Devotchka or Arcade Fire.”

Like Bono of U2 and David Byrne from the Talking Heads, Triggtrogg collect and edit their ideas in notebooks. Knowing that an audience isn't attentive to mediocre music, the band tries to be fresh in their writing process. The group hopes that such consideration for the listener is apparent with The American.