The Tritones had contacted us to be on the show back in April of 2017. I would be lying if I said I didn’t like their music direction then, because I really did. I just didn’t have a lot to look at to be able to judge fully of what would be in store if we did book them. On top of that, Eddie and Carlos were on Kilson Street in the days of Stumped, which was Episode 74 way back in the day. So I held on to their contact for a bit before offering a spot up here in the summer of 2018. I think the wait was pretty well worth it.
These kids come from Santa Ana, CA. My hometown, where Kilson Street lives…. The only reason I say kids is because to be honest, they look like they are in High School. But their musical chops show us that they are well beyond their years on paper. If I had to compare their music to you, I would be stuck. Is it Jazz? Is it Bossa Nova? Is it Alternative Rock? I don’t really know. I think it’s a hybrid of a Bebop band and Stan Getz or something. It takes a bit to cozy up to because it’s a sound that, I think, is slowly creeping its way up from the muddy depths of the indie rock scene. I think now that people have better access to knowledge online, we’re getting a new generation of musicians, like The Tritones, that actually know about deeper musicians like Charlie Parker, Al DiMeola, and Devo.
I think with a little extra effort and push out of the Santa Ana bubble, these kids could potentially become the next best thing in music. But I say that not to really kiss ass, because anyone can be the next best thing in music nowadays. It just takes a little extra time and effort to find success. And I say bubble, because Santa Ana is a musical bubble. Don’t get stuck here people. There are a ton of venues and cities out there that are yearning for you to mess with the sound molecules in their immediate vicinity on any given night.
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