Monday, March 27, 2023

Tropical Popsicle - The Dawn of Delight (2013)


Here's a record from the not too distant past. Now a decade old, this lone full length from a San Diego band called Tropical Popsicle features 13 blissed out tracks that are equal layers psych-pop and garage, with an icing of 80's cold wave.

You've heard it all before, right?

There's something just slightly better about Tropical Popsicle, however, than your average 2000-teens garage revival. The music pushes the nostalgia to include, not just the better parts of 60's psych but also 80's synth pop. The result is both simultaneously recognizable and new... in a different place and time, with the backing of a major label, Tropical Popsicle could have been huge. Maybe the same could be said for anybody. But then, would that anybody also have record artwork nearly as interesting? Ooh-La-La. 

Vinyl also available through Volar Records. $10 frikin' bucks!


  1. Vintage blogs blogging about vintage music! Love it, loved the album back then, still love it.

  2. It's a great record and I often wonder what happened to those behind it. Tim Hines was the main songwriter here, I believe, and he was active in bands between 2003-2013. After Tropical Popsicle was came out it seems he stopped releasing music.