WORDS: LIZA BLAKE
PHOTOs: TALIA AZADIAN
Based out of the depths of their home studio in New York City, Tribe Society are surfacing themselves within the rock/indie realm of music with their infectiously loud rock tones that make you look for the nearest mosh pit. But aside from their heavy rock aspect, the band also adds tender dream synths with such alluring ambivalence that sends you on what feels like a heavily induced acid trip. They're the band you think are stoners, in fact they reside in that.
Continually pushing the boundaries, Tribe Society is not what you would expect from a typically stereotyped band. They continue to break the standard by covering songs that you would least expect. With almost 10 thousand views on their cover of Young Thug's "Stoner", the guys lend their synthful hand in remixing this cover making it a complete product of two power sub cultures and bringing it into one lucid stream of expression. "I mean we love smoking weed all day, so we felt obligated to cover it" says bassist Rory Given. Not only are they endeared to pay homage, but also adding a flute player to the mix really sets their sound further away from the projected norm. Whether you're into trap music or not, the band's cover will send you on a high recklessly yearning for more. While they still remain entranced by the strangeness of adding highly additive synth beats to covers, the guys still continue to be euphorically inspired by other types of music as well. Crediting 90's grunge and even bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Tribe Society persistently mold their sound to reflect their influences, calling it a "2015 version of it all."
With their latest release of their new 31 minute gapless mix tape "Delirium Sonata" emulating the sheer serenity as heard on Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon," the band really wanted to do something completely foreign to this era of music. "[Delirium Sonata] really expresses what we do every day," says Given, "we really want to draw people into our world without any interruption." Not only does the mix tape's gapless form give it severe individuality, but the cohesive flow of each beat and synth add to the mix of the balance between heavy rock and tranquility. "We wanted to show [on the mix tape] that we can write more than just lyrical songs, that we can create trippy beats and sounds as well," says Brad Alderman.
As Tribe Society continue to make their mark in 2015, what we have seen so far is nothing but the beginning. Following the release of "Delirium Sonata," they plan to release some a brand new EP in may, along with a full length album hopefully by the end of the year. With nothing more but new music and new visuals that can take you higher than ever, be sure to keep an extra special eye out for Tribe Society as they continually bind the words of rock music and synth serenity for a new generation of sound.