Trophii, (formed 2014) is a Northern California based Dream Pop duo comprised of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Lindsey Pavao and guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Richie Smith.
Their sound is described as moody, rhythmically propulsive, melodically driven, and cinematic. Their self recorded debut LP Vitamins and Flowers was self released on December 6th, 2016. Sacramento News and Review described the album as “an ethereal wonderland of creative mania and steep technicality” and added, “Each song offers its own unique take on the concept of structure, the only constants being Pavao’s hypnotic voice, Smith’s propulsive rhythm and layers of texture”.
Sonic parallels have been drawn to artists like Blonde Redhead, Phantogram, and Beach House.
September 2016 saw Trophii perform at Sacramento’s City of Trees festival along with Weezer, Phantogram, Panic at the Disco and other national acts.
Trophii is currently in the writing and preproduction stage of their second release which will be a four song EP.
2017 will see the duo performing with Christian Midthun (drums) and Ryan Tillema (Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar) in Northern California and touring the west coast in support of their debut album, Vitamins and Flowers.
Vocals, Guitar, Keys / Lindsey Pavao
Guitar, Bass, Keys, Electronic Drums / Richie Smith
Drums/ Christian Midthun
Live Bass and Guitar/ Ryan Tillema