Mo Troper premieres howling new song “Star Wars” — listen

Portland singer-songwriter doesn't want your parties, only George Lucas films


Singer-songwriter Mo Troper has been a staple of the Portland music scene for a decade now, cutting his teeth first in bands such as Your Rival and Sancho. As a solo artist nowadays, however, he’s not only fine-tuned his writing abilities to the best that they can be, but also mined his personal life for the deepest, most intimate stories.

“He interrogates himself viciously in writing each new song,” a press release describes. “It’s not to appease critics, but to subdue an inner voice that is monstrous and relentless.”

His forthcoming debut album, Beloved, is the result of his latest session of intense self-reflection. Due out April 29th through Good Cheer Records, it’s the “most personal and volatile collection of songs I’ve ever written,” according to Troper, and was written while he was housesitting for his grandmother “and drinking a lot of Manischewitz (alone).”

This week, Troper previews the LP with a lo-fi howler called “Star Wars”. “’Star Wars’ is about how much I love Star Wars and how much I hate partying and bro-intellectual mental masturbation,” he tells Consequence of Sound. As with most of his music, Troper is unafraid to let his sharp tongue run wild, bluntly singing:

“All of my friends want to get into something, I just want to stay home and watch Star Wars alone/ All of my friends are total fucking bros, mannequins getting too big for their clothes”

Stream it below.

In support of the record, Troper will hit the road for a US tour next month. Find the dates below the album artwork and tracklist.

Beloved Artwork:

Mo Troper Beloved Artwork

Beloved Tracklist:
01. Happy Birthday
02. After the Movies
03. First Monkey in Space
04. Princess
05. Judy Garland
06. Somebody Special
07. Look at Me Now
08. Paint
09. Eighteen
10. Grape Ghost 2
11. Star Wars
12. The Biggest
13. Teeth

Mo Troper 2016 Tour Dates:
05/01 – Portland, OR @ The Know
05/02 – Portland, OR @ Velo Cult
05/03 – Bellingham, WA @ Alternative Library
05/04 – Seattle, WA @ Office Space
05/05 – Seattle, WA @ Hollow Earth Radio
05/06 – Eugene, OR @ Boreal
05/07 – Arcata, CA @ House Show
05/08 – Oakland, CA @ The Hole
05/09 – Pleasanton, CA @ Characterz Cafe
05/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ House Show
05/12 – Reno, NV @ House Show
05/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Burough
05/14 – Boise, ID @ TBA
05/15 – Moscow, ID @ House Show