In the midst of the terrific heat of summer, it seems only appropriate that the public receive a release from The Trophy Fire. The San Francisco powerpop trio releases ‘Armor ‘ today, June 14th, through Greyday Records, even as they are due for their sophomore album in September 2011.
With soothing vocals and catchy hooks, The Trophy Fire takes the best of early 80s bands like Tears for Fears and U2, throws in some Jimmy Eat World power pop, and accents the music with their own genuine lyrics, creating a sound all their own. Ben Flanagan is the vocalist backed by brothers Adam and John Schuman who have been playing together since grade school. Armor follows The Trophy Fire’s 2008 debut, A Lifetime in the Middle of the Ocean, and the group has several West Coast tour dates scheduled in support of it. Continue reading