Sound Of Our Town spotlight: Tribe Society reemerge with a new vision of alt-pop

Welcome to the latest in a week-long series of spotlights profiling the bands and artists performing at Sound Of Our Town 2, a collaborative effort between the Boston Music Awards and Vanyaland. This second-annual party — another free, all-ages event designed to showcase our city’s vibrant music scene — goes down Thursday, September 24 at the Lawn On D in the Seaport District (420 D Street), next to the Convention Center and on the edge of South Boston. The party is co-presented by Narragansett Brewing Company and features performances by Tribe Society, Ruby Rose Fox, Bearstronaut, Will Dailey, Vundabar, Oh Malo, Mikey Holland’s American Denim and special guests, DJ sets by Ninja B and the Floorlords, and is hosted by MC Moe Pope. For more information and constant updates, click here.

Tribe Society

Boston loves a case of reinvention. Our Sound Of Our Town 2 headliners Tribe Society might be a fresh name with a fresher sound, but their Boston ties run deep. Members of the alt-pop group cut their teeth here in town with Gentlemen Hall, heard around New England on beer-soaked stages and around the world on a wildly successful Target ad. But with new ambitions bubbling up, Tribe Society were born earlier this year with a darker vision and stricter attitude towards redefining pop music, from their Island Records-issued debut EP Lucid Dreams to re-fixes of club bangers like Major Lazer’s “Lean On” to a string of roadtrip-tested mix tapes to their collaboration with Kiesza on breakout jam “Pain Told Love”.

“Tribe Society is powerful,” writes the Huffington Post. “Intoxicating, even. Their prophetic lyrics and big room sound have merited them a collaboration with pop powerhouse Kiesza. The echoing choruses of semi-apocalyptic rebellion situate them somewhere between Imagine Dragons and…well…they’re pretty similar to Imagine Dragons. Both even have a member from Berklee College of Music. And their story speaks to the comparison’s legitimacy.”

Writes musician.com: “The culmination of a flute player, drummer, keyboardist, guitarist, and vocalist, Tribe Society has created a sound that blurs the lines between alternative rock and electronic music … Tribe Society mix musicality and their mission for the greater good to create a whirlwind of visceral creativity and engineered impact.”

Reinvention has never sounded so good.

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