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Mo Troper is truly one of a kind, and thats never been moreapparent than on his fifth full-length, the winkingly titled MTV.Arriving hot on the heels of his 2021 full-length, Dilettante,the album finds the Portland, OR-based power pop extraor-dinaire diving further into home-recorded immediacy to makea record that feels like a strikingly direct conduit to the worldof Mowhere heartbreak, hilarity, and hooks all go hand-in-hand.

MTV hurtles through 15 songs in just 31 minutes, with mostof the tracks never even coming close to the three-minutemark. The sequence feels like a combination of a feverdream and a travel diary, intertwining tales of romantic long-ing with the ups and downs of cross-country touring. Songslike Across The USA, Royal Jelly, or Coke Zero unravelthe headaches and heartbreaks, often alternating betweenunflinching emotional details and legitimately funny one-lin-ers. I feel like Im just in this mode of rebelling against theexpectation for artists to be emotionally or aesthetically cohe-sive, Troper says. I think about all my favorite records andsongwriters, and theyre often these people who would havereally depressing stuff and then insane moments of levity thatdont get talked about as much. I want to make music thatsemotional but also campy or sarcastic or resonates in otherways. Im like, you know what, its all me."

Mo Troper is truly one of a kind, and thats never been moreapparent than on his fifth full-length, the winkingly titled MTV.Arriving hot on the heels of his 2021 full-length, Dilettante,the album finds the Portland, OR-based power pop extraor-dinaire diving further into home-recorded immediacy to makea record that feels like a strikingly direct conduit to the worldof Mowhere heartbreak, hilarity, and hooks all go hand-in-hand.

MTV hurtles through 15 songs in just 31 minutes, with mostof the tracks never even coming close to the three-minutemark. The sequence feels like a combination of a feverdream and a travel diary, intertwining tales of romantic long-ing with the ups and downs of cross-country touring. Songslike Across The USA, Royal Jelly, or Coke Zero unravelthe headaches and heartbreaks, often alternating betweenunflinching emotional details and legitimately funny one-lin-ers. I feel like Im just in this mode of rebelling against theexpectation for artists to be emotionally or aesthetically cohe-sive, Troper says. I think about all my favorite records andsongwriters, and theyre often these people who would havereally depressing stuff and then insane moments of levity thatdont get talked about as much. I want to make music thatsemotional but also campy or sarcastic or resonates in otherways. Im like, you know what, its all me."

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MTV [Violet LP]
Artist: Mo Troper
Format: Vinyl
New: Available to Order $22.98
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DISC: 1

1. Between You ; Me
2. I'm the King of Rock 'N Roll
3. Tub Rules
4. Waste Away
5. The Only Living Goy in New York
6. Power Pop Chat
7. Royal Jelly
8. I Fall Into Her Arms
9. Across the USA
10. Play Dumb
11. Coke Zero
12. Final Lap
13. No More Happy Songs
14. You Taught Me How to Write a Song
15. Under My Skin

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Mo Troper is truly one of a kind, and thats never been moreapparent than on his fifth full-length, the winkingly titled MTV.Arriving hot on the heels of his 2021 full-length, Dilettante,the album finds the Portland, OR-based power pop extraor-dinaire diving further into home-recorded immediacy to makea record that feels like a strikingly direct conduit to the worldof Mowhere heartbreak, hilarity, and hooks all go hand-in-hand.

MTV hurtles through 15 songs in just 31 minutes, with mostof the tracks never even coming close to the three-minutemark. The sequence feels like a combination of a feverdream and a travel diary, intertwining tales of romantic long-ing with the ups and downs of cross-country touring. Songslike Across The USA, Royal Jelly, or Coke Zero unravelthe headaches and heartbreaks, often alternating betweenunflinching emotional details and legitimately funny one-lin-ers. I feel like Im just in this mode of rebelling against theexpectation for artists to be emotionally or aesthetically cohe-sive, Troper says. I think about all my favorite records andsongwriters, and theyre often these people who would havereally depressing stuff and then insane moments of levity thatdont get talked about as much. I want to make music thatsemotional but also campy or sarcastic or resonates in otherways. Im like, you know what, its all me."

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