Tropic Harbour
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Tropic Harbour

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Pop Dream Pop

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Oct
10
Tropic Harbour @ The Artery

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

May
26
Tropic Harbour @ The Empress Ale House

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

May
14
Tropic Harbour @ Wunderbar

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Music

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“A place where dream pop happens,” are the words Mark Berg uses to describe his bedroom project Tropic Harbour. These same words could also be used to describe the video we’re premiering today for his new track, Colour. The cinematic clip is filled with dreamlike images that might make you wish you lived in Berg’s hometown of Alberta, or anywhere outside a concrete-permeated city.

The meandering video also fits the hazy, Smiths-esque, fizzy pop track nicely. It features shots of Berg sauntering around town, juxtaposed against kaleidoscopic moments of nature. The ocean plays a big role too, with footage of the beach, the well-worn boardwalk, the waves crashing… you know, the usual. This, however, doesn’t mean that the video lacks beauty or originality. The color-saturated landscape will quickly transport you to this utopian, blue-greenish place Berg seems to be singing about. Colour will be featured on Tropic Harbour’s debut 7-inch, out later this year. Take a moment off and enjoy some peace of mind transmitted by Colour in the video below. - CMJ


A glitzed out synth and live instrumentation make for a dream-inducing track to fuel either a mellow state of mind or a sing-along for cloudy days. Tropic Harbour’s “Golden Rays” moves along as a creeping tide that is evenly distributed along the shoreline at sunset.

Supported by a venturing bassline and straightforward beat “Golden Rays” blends elements of shoegaze and surf pop to create a wholesome atmosphere. While the vocals mimic the pickups from the guitar they ease tension in their approach as they never seem forced or escalate beyond reason. Breaks are utilized throughout to accentuate the emotional tie of the lyrics which refer to being in a state of bliss with another. - Earmilk


Mark Berg is a dreamer. Or, more accurately, a creator of dreams. His hazy late-night Summer jams instantly forge sonic landscapes for the listener to tumble inside of. Golden Rays, his debut single under the Tropic Harbour name, is a dazzling and urgent pop song that flourishes under the glow of vibrant guitars and an infectiously youthful demeanour which could carry him a long way indeed. A new track is scheduled for early September, but Golden Rays has more than enough to keep us occupied until then. Lay down your head and stream it below: - Gold Flake Paint


Musical land art which boasts simple and essential emotions away from the deafening noise of our cities. "Golden Rays" second title of the EP, more draws its influences in the 1980s. Drum machines typed cold-wave, reverb on the guitars and vintage synths, everything is there. - Indie Music


If Morrissey had made the Indie-Folk, it would have probably sounded like Tropic Harbour. The similarity between the voice of the leader of The Smiths and Mark Berg, initiator of this new project straight from Canada, is pretty amazing, even disturbing. this is carried out with beauty and originality. - Shadazz


When we first covered Tropic Harbour’s debut track, back in August of 2013, we mentioned that he was working on its follow-up and while it’s taken over two years for the fruits of his labour to finally be realised, the wait has certainly been worth it and new track ‘Glowing Eyes‘ is a gleaming addition to his repertoire; a sumptuous bout of dream-pop that unravels in front of your eyes like the most languid of summer days.

Led by a subtle wave of electronica and a repeated guitar line that brings a heightened sense of urgency to the whole piece, Glowing Eyes is shaped by Mark Berg’s grainy, sepia-tinged vocal that lends a sense of unexpected nostalgia to otherwise brighter climes; a underlying sentimentality that makes sense when you learn that Tropic Harbour is described as “a musical outlet created out of necessity for Berg to mentally escape his wintery home city of Edmonton.” - Gold Flake Paint


When we first covered Tropic Harbour’s debut track, back in August of 2013, we mentioned that he was working on its follow-up and while it’s taken over two years for the fruits of his labour to finally be realised, the wait has certainly been worth it and new track ‘Glowing Eyes‘ is a gleaming addition to his repertoire; a sumptuous bout of dream-pop that unravels in front of your eyes like the most languid of summer days.

Led by a subtle wave of electronica and a repeated guitar line that brings a heightened sense of urgency to the whole piece, Glowing Eyes is shaped by Mark Berg’s grainy, sepia-tinged vocal that lends a sense of unexpected nostalgia to otherwise brighter climes; a underlying sentimentality that makes sense when you learn that Tropic Harbour is described as “a musical outlet created out of necessity for Berg to mentally escape his wintery home city of Edmonton.” - Gold Flake Paint


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

You’re invited to Tropic Harbour, a utopian space constructed by Mark Berg for peace of mind. This headspace has become the moniker for Berg’s hazy dream pop creations contrived from nostalgic images and dreams of the coast. A musical outlet created out of necessity for Berg to mentally escape his wintery home city of Edmonton    

Tropic Harbour became fully realized after the live side of the project was formed, opening for such acts as Jessy Lanza, Homeshake and Will Butler. 

Their debut LP 'Glowing Eyes' is set to be released Oct. 21 2016.


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