I <3 Is Tropical

June 17, 2011

Some of my old squat buddies are in a band called Is Tropical. In honor of their awesomeness I made this extremely intellectually challenging video to explain why everyone should check out their recently released debut album, Native To. I lived with Is Tropical–AKA Simon, Gary and Dom–for a few years back when we were skanky London squatters eating out of the trash and having 2cb induced orgies. (Actually, I think they’re still doing that; thankfully I’ve moved on.) I’ve written about Simon’s escapades on this blog many times, for example the time he brought home a bag of human feces that he found on the street because he thought it was a bag of potatoes, then left it in the Squallyoaks living room for over a week. Or the other time when he gave a random old man head in the bathroom of a gay bar while in a K-hole for £45. Classy.

Below is the music video for their latest single, The Greeks, which I genuinely think is one the bestest most greatest music videos ever made.



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  • Reply Lexi June 17, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Agreed on the video. Completely amazing!~

  • Reply hmm June 18, 2011 at 4:24 am

    simon sounds hot

  • Reply QQQQ June 18, 2011 at 7:57 am

    It's actually quite a good album

  • Reply pfft June 18, 2011 at 11:14 am

    you have totally done the LONDON>NYC thing of losting 15 pound immediately. I just hope it's not because you are doing tons of coke.

  • Reply pfft June 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

    also, fix your roots. your lipstick looks amazing though, what colour/brand is that?

  • Reply sandy June 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    karly how did istropical come up with there band name?

  • Reply SLUTEVER June 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Is Tropical came up with their band name very soon after I formed a hypothetical band called And Fashion Snakes, so I sort of have to take some/all of the credit for their name because I'm the one who came up with 'starting bands names with words that don't normally go at the beginning of stuff.' Also, thanks about the lipstick! It's called Rose Hip and is $1 from Walgreens' own line. Literally. Also, leave my roots alone you bitch! I can't afford hair dye right now because all the money I make goes toward my coke habit.

  • Reply wk June 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I really don't understand why u're not super famous and successful (yet)! reading your blog always makes me laugh to tears.ps: you roots look sexy!

  • Reply kelsi June 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Baghhh! I SAW THEM. I went to a Kitsune party for Cults, but Is Tropical stole the show 100%.The entire room turned into a stampede of foot stomping fun. Best gig this year, I'd say.

  • Reply quackenbush June 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I concur with the above. You are skinny! Eek. Is this what America does to the world? Not usually. How strange.

  • Reply ;bcfo;e2bjonqonc June 22, 2011 at 7:17 am

    you are beautiful! good vid, glad i checked it out.

  • Reply Naughty-Black-Member11" June 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    i wanna touch u slowly n softly till u want it more and more den ill put it in lol

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