x
Artist of the Month
the_deli_magazine
  • local channel
  • local charts
  • show listings
  • studios
  • submit
  • submit

 
deli cover

 

 

May 2016
Mo Troper
"Beloved
"
mp3

 Yes, you've heard the name Mo Troper before. Possibly as a part of Sancho and Your Rival, or maybe as a founder of blowing up label Good Cheer Records. Regardless, his recent release, late April's Beloved, has already reached levels of critical acclaim in just its first few days of actual release. And I'm adding to the pile - Beloved is one of the best new records to come out of Portland so far this year, and it's our new Album of the Month.

With a witty tongue and a sneering outlook on many things in life, Troper blares through Beloved's 13 tracks like an emotional Facebook feed. He, like the rest us, has shitty friends, a distaste for most social situations ("Star Wars") and a rollercoaster relationship with dating ("Princess," "Somebody Special"). He bitingly belts out his lyrics as if he's reliving every situation that's inspired him, making for a brashly heartfelt stock.

Beloved has received heavy comparisons to certain Elvis Costello albums and while that's fair in its own right, isn't entirely the whole case. The album does play into a Costello-esque domination of word play, but it holds a cult like influence closer to that of, say, the Get Up Kids and Saves the Day.

For his first release on his own, Mo Troper has already established himself as a solid solo artist to follow. Beloved will inevitably be added to a list of "classics," and his next album is already baiting with anticipation.

Rate the Artist:


Please visit The Deli's full web charts organized by genre and region.


Go to Charts

Cancel

scene blog

Brooks Robertson wins Portland's Best of 2012 Readers and Fans Poll!

Brooks Robertson wins Portland's Best of 2012 Readers and Fans Poll!

Deli Readers,

The Deli Portland's Best of 2012 Readers and Fans' Poll for local emerging artists is over, thanks to all those who cast their vote in support of the emerging local bands and artists in our list of nominees. Congrats to Brooks Robertson  for being The Deli's Readers Best Portland Artist of 2012. Here's this poll's top 10 chart.

Stay tuned for the composite chart, to be released soon, which will include the point nominees accumulated from the jurors and Deli writers' votes, and will crown The Deli's Best Emerging Portland Artist of 2012.

The Deli's Staff

 
ARTIST
VOTES
 
1
Brooks Robertson
360
2
A Happy Death
228
icon
3
The Mormon Trannys
150
icon
4
Catherine Feeny
 94
icon
5
Ancient Heat
88
icon
6
No More Parachutes
72
icon
7
Eidolons
70
icon
8
When the Broken Bow
65
icon
9
Sons of Huns
49
icon
10
Appendixes
45
icon

 

|
|

aom
Which local act should be the Deli Portland's next Artist of the Month?

[sponsored by]




- news for musician and music pros -
   
 

 

PORTLAND SHOW LISTINGS