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Off the Record

by Trieu Etc

Debut Album of Trieu Etc, an Amsterdam band based on a bunch of friends having fun. Sharp lyrics on breezy upbeat tunes.
Genre: Pop: Sunshine Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Off the Record
5:15 $0.99
2. Sleepless
3:41 $0.99
3. But We Keep On Coming
3:24 $0.99
4. One Foot In
2:28 $0.99
5. 14 Legs
2:44 $0.99
6. Dance or Die Hour
4:01 $0.99
7. Sticky Thoughts
3:49 $0.99
8. Frontin'
2:56 $0.99
9. Only Best
2:46 $0.99
10. Sweet Spots
4:30 $0.99
11. Girls in the Mensroom
3:28 $0.99
12. The Bus Ride Challenge
3:43 $0.99
13. Moonlight Fairy
3:05 $0.99
14. Sterrenstof (Bonus Track) [Live]
5:14 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Trieu, (pronounced as “tree you”) is a designer, a writer and a musician. "Trieu etc" is the name of the band with Fanny Eigenhuis on backing vocals and keys, Kasper Stern on bass, Susana Gruson on violin and Tristan Heliczer on drums. Trieu is the frontman and the songwriter of this bunch of friends.

Trieu used to write short stories, that slowly moved towards writing tracks. Some of his tracks are based on these short stories.

The passion and admiration for minimal Detroit techno is fairly obvious in the tracks he writes. They are repetitive in character with a clear beat, lively melodies, a touch of variety and then back to the basic melody line again. This makes the songs feeling comforting and sounding familiar without being predictable.

The contrast with the lightweight tunes is created through the lyrics, that give depth to the track. The lyrics are always a starting point with a touch of drama, a splash of humor, a hint of love and some sex. Contrast is really important to Trieu. You can see it in his love for the acoustic guitar and the love for techno. It characterizes Trieu as a person and a musician, like somebody from the audience once described him: “A guy with a mohawk singing love songs.”

The band
The members of the band are frequenters of a local beer bar in Amsterdam. That's where they met and started partying together. One by one, they discovered eachothers music talents and joined Trieu who was already writing and performing his songs. The band slowly grew until the current size and changed its name to Trieu etc in June 2013.

Shows and afters
Trieu etc gives dynamic shows sometimes with a surprise like a dans act joining the band. Once in a while, they serve a so-called "Etc" which is a guest musician or a dance act or whatsover. Most of the time, the Etc stays in the band, making the band slowly growing larger and larger. Since 2013 Trieu etc have been performing regularly but focusing on quality locations rather than a large number of shows. This is how they stay one of the best kept secrets in Amsterdam. Notorious are the after parties of the shows. This is where the band and their fans get together and continue the party at a private location.

​EP Trieu etc
In 2014 Trieu etc released an EP called "One Foot in". It has 5 tracks with 2 Bonustracks. The EP is available through i-tunes, Spotify or CD-baby.com. ​

Trieu was born in Saigon, Vietnam. He moved to The Netherlands at 3 years age where he grew up. During his studies he spent a year in Tokio doing design work, where he fell in love with this incredibly vibrant city and the richness of Japanese culture. He currently lives in Amsterdam.

Trieu etc Album Off the record
Released in May 2015!



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