Tropic Of Pisces(Brooklyn, NY)
Tropic Of Pisces, the side project of Oberhofer guitarist, Mathew Scheiner, released the stunning debut EP, Symmetry, on May 13th, both digitally and on limited 10” vinyl pressing via Ooh La La Records. The entirely self/home-recorded album was mixed by Grammy winning engineer / producer / father, Elliot Scheiner, famous for his work with Beck, Steely Dan, The Flaming Lips, Fleetwood Mac, and Joe Jackson. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Matt splits his time between touring with Oberhofer and collaborating on various other music projects like Mon Khmer and Superhuman Happiness.
The four tracks that comprise Symmetry display Scheiner’s flair for composing zesty, sophisticated pop music. With hints of tropidelia, funk and electropop, Tropic Of Pisces has crafted a sound that gets the dance floor’s blood pumping.
"While Matt Scheiner might be best known as the guitarist for Oberhofer, he also has his own project under the name Tropic of Pisces. Just as the name would you lead you to believe, the first single “Symmetry” is warm, light, and breezy music that may feel out of place in a time when many of us are dealing with the cold of winter. It does provide a nice escape, however, with catchy melody throughout and guitar rifts that could of came from a Paul Simon record." - My Old Kentucky Blog
"Like Vampire Weekend covering Talking Heads on a tropical cruise, with a touch of the featherlight vibes of Francis & The Lights thrown in for good measure." - Neon Gold
"FAT BASS and staccato guitar hooks...this song is bound to be in heavy rotation" - NYLON Guys
"Breezy stuff...may just be an antidote to winter's chill." - Brooklyn Vegan
"Channeling the coastal instrumentals of mainstays like Vampire Weekend …It's a fresh twist on an old style" - All Things Go