Tropical Trash - Southern Indiana Drone Footage LP (National Waste, 2019)
"[Tropical Trash's] debut full length UFO ROT on the defunct Load imprint and the string of singles they released on local label Sophomore Lounge showed a band capable enough of bringing some potently discordant heat, but were still attempting to forge an identity. Released on Load Records proprietor Ben McOsker's latest concern Nation Waste Products, Southern Indiana Drone Footage can be taken as their first declaration of a full grown band by presenting a full album that straddles that difficult line of being both cohesive and bewildering.
The ten tracks laid out here harken back to a sound synonymous with the Midwest American post-hardcore scene of the 1990s with tracks "Your Place In The Chain," Mineral Waste," and "Rewinder Blues" taking the angular aggression of The Jesus Lizard, Mule, and hometown heroes Crain into a crisp new light, while the menacing feedback fueled stillness of the excellently titled instrumental "Circling AT&T...It Takes A Train To Fuck" sounds like a bite-sized Musica Electronica Viva if you squint your ears just right.
Southern Indiana Drone Footage is proof that Tropical Trash have enough jugs full of gumption and creativity to avoid the embarrassment of ending up like their fly by night weird punk predecessors." - Tony Rettman (The Wire)
"They've played through all the grot and chaos in earlier releases, and though there are callbacks to those works (come on, that all's part of the reason they walk upright), here TT deliver a tour-tightened, conspiracy theory-enlightened set of energetic noise rock, aggressive but leavened by human intellect and seemingly no desire to wallow in transgressive scum other than that which they make. It's maybe their most organized effort to date, definitely their most sympathetic recording, a clean representation of the band's power. It's my favorite record of theirs so far." - Doug Mosurock (Still Single)