Big Dopes hearkens back to the loose, bouncy feel of 90s alternative and indie, like Pavement and Weezer, with the evocative lyrics of 70s songwriters like Paul Simon and Lou Reed. Lead songwriter Eddie Schmid (who moonlights in Denver dream-pop band Oxeye Daisy) uses a warm, conversational vocal style to sing through everyday neuroses about long-distance relationships, being a good houseguest, and wasting money on shitty headphones. Veteran drummer Ricky Brewer (Card Catalog, Beauty & the Ghost) lends a steady groove and harmonies, and Justin Catanzaro’s bass often takes the lead, playing energetic, melodic lines
Montropo brings a unique, folk pop sound featuring the music and lyrics of Andrés Diaz. Andrés began writing songs in Austin before moving to Denver, where he has further developed his own particular guitar and vocal style. The last few years of writing and recording have culminated in Montropo’s debut album, “Follow Me”, available on BandCamp and iTunes.