Throughout the world of hardcore, Justice Tripp is a legend for his time fronting the actually nice Baltimore band Trapped Beneath Ice. Extra not too long ago, Tripp has additionally made a bunch of data because the chief of Angel Du$t, which began out as one thing resembling a hardcore band however which has developed in some cool, bizarre instructions lately. Angel Du$t launched the album YAK: A Assortment Of Truck Songs final yr. It’s just about full-on power-pop, and it’s actually good. (I noticed Angel Du$t possibly a month and a half in the past, they usually dominated.) Tripp additionally performs guitar within the straight-up quick hardcore band Warfare, who launched the superb album Doomsday earlier this yr. And now Tripp has kicked off a complete different venture that has nearly nothing to do with hardcore.
Tripp not too long ago began making playful, experimental bed room pop beneath the identify Chilly Mega. The songs have massive, crazy hooks, they usually fiddle with synthpop and digital stuff whereas nonetheless holding a number of the grit of Tripp’s previous music intact. Tripp quietly self-released a four-song Chilly Mega EP again in March. As we speak, Tripp has adopted that EP by surprise-releasing Chilly Mega’s self-titled debut album.
The Chilly Mega album consists of all 4 songs kind the EP, and it’s additionally bought 4 extra. One of many new songs options the Toronto artist 9million, and one other has visitor vocals from Militarie Gun’s Ian Shelton. (Tripp labored with Shelton’s different venture Regional Justice Heart on the two-song 2020 single referred to as Regional Jurtice Heart.) The album is brief, simply 18 minutes, but it surely’s proof of a stressed thoughts pushing himself in new instructions. Test it out under.
Chilly Mega is out now on Muck Tracks.