Trophii, (formed 2014) is a Northern California based Dream Pop band comprised of songwriters/producers Lindsey Pavao and Richie Smith, drummer Christian Midthun and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Tillema.
Their sound is described as moody, rhythmically propulsive, melodically driven, and cinematic. Their self recorded debut LP Vitamins and Flowers was 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 writing new music and plans to tour in summer of 2017.
2017 will see the band performing in Northern California and touring the west coast in support of their debut album, Vitamins and Flowers.