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In their six months of existence, TIOGA’s profile has risen enough to become one of Philly’s most buzzworthy acts. Since the release of their first EP Sycamores back in November, TIOGA has gone on to travel all around the East Coast, Midwest, and South, taking their polished and dynamic live show with them wherever they go. The alt-rock trio also got a spin on WXPN’s Mike’s Mailbag (in addition to a shout out on The Key), and premiered their first official music video for their latest single, “The One”. After finding their initial footing with Sycamores, TIOGA explores the highs and lows of life, love, and the cyclical natures of both on their latest effort, Circadian.
On Circadian, TIOGA crafts a cohesive body of work revolving around the different relationships we all experience in life. Whereas predecessor Sycamores saw the band showcase as many different genres and styles as they could within the constraints of the EP’s five songs, Circadian’s selections flow between each other much more easily, and sees TIOGA getting settled into their own sound rather than wear their influences on their sleeve. “The One” is the closest offering to TIOGA’s previous work, boasting the intricate guitar work and harmonies that are quickly becoming part of TIOGA’s signature style.
Tracks “I Could Be An Island” and “Get Close” are arguably the heaviest songs TIOGA has recorded thus far, while middle track “Where I Want To Be” balances Circadian out as an intimate acoustic track. Circadian’s standout is its title track, a mellow, feel-good finale to the EP in the vein of bombastic 80’s hits like Bowie’s “Heroes” or U2’s “With Or Without You”.
TIOGA is currently playing a run of dates in select southern cities, but will soon be returning home to Philly. Get the latest updates on TIOGA via their Facebook page here, and give Circadian a listen below!