Like Fool’s Gold and Vampire Weekend, the new L.A. trio Gothic Tropic finds inspiration in world beats and exuberant guitars. The brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, who for the past two years has played with Rumspringa, Gothic Tropic takes a playful, lo-fi approach to the psych-pop on its four-song “Awesome Problems” EP, with guitar lines that poke and tickle and beats that quicken the pulse. Peruti, who’s teamed up with bassist Daniel Denton (Never at Night) and drummer Liv Marsico (Stone Darling), got an assist from guitarist Sam Lopez Jr. on the EP, whose rough edges are anything but a vibe-killer.
||| Download: “Monkey Bars”
||| Live: Gothic Tropic winds up a residency at Lot 1 Cafe tonight with Masxs and Body Parts.