San Francisco's The Trophy Fire release Armor EP June 14, 2011 via Portland's Greyday Records - Wrapping up national tour w/ Dredg, The Dear Hunter, Balance & Composure
San Francisco Bay Area trio The Trophy Fire return with their unique brand of heartfelt, hook-driven, and powerful indie rock. Following the success of their first record, 2008’s critically acclaimed A Lifetime in the Middle of the Ocean, on Talking House Records (recently reissued by Greyday Records) and subsequent national tours with influences/mentors Far and Dredg, The Trophy Fire bring us their second release, Armor, June 14, 2011.
MP3: The Trophy Fire - "The Last American Phone Booth"
Armor is a 6-song EP delving further into the lush string and keyboard pads, big guitars, and sultry harmonies conjure a span of comparisons from Jimmy Eat World to Tears for Fears. Ben Flanagan’s voice is at times whispery, at others gigantic, but always genuine. That brothers Adam and John Schuman have been playing together since grade school comes as no surprise. Together, from the opening riff of the pulsing “Glow” to the sleepy, beautiful “Bend”, they have completed their catchiest, most moving, and best recording to date.
The Trophy Fire have have just completed recording their sophomore album, due out in September 2011.
The Trophy Fire Summer Dates:
05.27 • Emo's w/ Dredg, The Dear Hunter, Balance & Composure (Austin, TX)
05.28 • Granada Theatre w/ Dredg, The Dear Hunter, Balance & Composure (Dallas, TX)
07.08 • Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco, CA)