Denver-based Retrofette is the byproduct of keyboardists Sean Culliton and Xavier Provencher's love for vintage synthesizers and sweaty dance floors. Joined by synth bassist Ben Weirich and drummer Dylan Johnson on stage, the quartet’s brand of 80s tinged synthpop was born in March 2016 and has since garnered a steadfast following.
Since its inception, Retrofette released its debut three song I Don’t Mind EP and shared the stage with acts such as Magic Sword, Fever the Ghost, Mark Mallman, and The Other Black. They have played in front of sold out audiences at Denver’s Hi Dive, listed as one of 303 Magazine's top bands at the Underground Music Showcase, and selected as the Best Pop of 2017 act in Colorado by Westword Magazine. Following the release of their newest single "Photogenic" they project a very upbeat but yet melancholly sound that will surely intrigue your ears. Beginning the track with a slow but yet upbeat energy leading onto their soothing and luscious vocals they capture the track completely. To explain the track further it's about the late night doomscroll sessions and the harsh juxtaposition on all of our Instagram feeds: images of the world apparently ending right above images of “photogenic hipster kids” selling you fruity bath bombs. The song mirrors this duality, a peppy house beat pairs with dark synthesizer lines. The falsetto vocals find Retrofette in a much more intimate and contemplative place than previous releases, but still features catchy earworm hooks typical of the group. To the production and the vocals this track presents a nostalgic atmosphere that will truly get you moving. The track would be perfect for a late night drive or just hanging out with some friends. Go stream "Photogenic" and check out their discography which is filled with outstanding tracks.