When the pop in alternative rock died in the late '90s, The Kimberly Trip rushed to give it CPR. Armed with witty, sarcastic lyrics; a truckload of sparkling guitar hooks; pulsating synthesizers; urgent drums; and a female voice that captured the crooning sensuality of Garbage's Shirley Manson and the youthful innocence of No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, The Kimberly Trip was able to breathe life into a dying genre. While the rest of the world roared and rapped, The Kimberly Trip bounced with the adolescent energy of new wave when it was fresh and bursting in Day-Glo. Hailing from Orange County and Sacramento, California, The Kimberly Trip was formed by guitarist Jeffry Wynne Prince and drummer Bractune, self-confessed high-school nerds with sci-fi obsessions. Along with vocalist Kimberlina, bassist Sierra, and keyboardist/guitarist Misha, The Kimberly Trip wraps pointedly funny social observations and introspective confessions around toe-tapping, pogo-inducing rhythms. The single "Your Creepy Ex" is the highlight of The Kimberly Trip's knife-sharp humorous narratives, an ode to stalking that wears the nerd label like a badge of honor. However, the group has a serious side as well, best exemplified by the haunting "Second to Fade" and the soaring heartbroken anthem "Shy Girl From Orange County". Popularity Contest is the 4th studio album from the band and has been called "A sonic masterpiece; A lo-fi, epic album with an explosive chemistry that is brimming with life-affirming vibes and buoyant rock & roll that is charming and irresistible." Named "2006 Songwriters of the Year" by West Coast Songwriters Association Nomination for Best Pop Act (2005 Sacramento Music Awards) Winner: Best Rock Song (2004 NCSA International Song Contest) Nomination for Best Pop Act (2004 Sacramento Music Awards) Winner: Overall Best Song (2003 NCSA International Song Contest) Winner: Best Rock Song (2003 NCSA International Song Contest) Winner: Outstanding Rock Star (2001 Truth Awards) Winner: Best Song / NCSA regional (4/99, 1/00, 12/00, 1/02, 4/02, 10/02, 6/04, 1/05, 5/06, 8/06) "A simply amazing alterna-pop quintet. Not a weak moment on their disc." - Rant "One of those rare bands that are actually interested in entertaining the audience, and they accomplish this goal wonderfully!" - Sacramento News and Review "They manages to turn some of the most basic of human experiences into musical hugs that make you realize that sometimes all you need is a change in perspective to make unpleasant memories and experiences rest a little easier in your mind." -Alive and Kicking "CONSISTENTLY one of Sacramento's best drawing live acts." - S N& R "This is where music should be headed. Kimberlina has the best voice in Sacramento, if not the world." - Ricochet Magazine "The band is tight - musically AND vocally. I can hear Simon and Garfunkel type harmonies... The performance is mind blowing!" - CaBands.com "Sweet vocals over salty lyrics, and top of the line musicianship throughout. The music rocks without being deafening or chaotic, pop without being too sugar-smacked. 8 stars!!! - Whisperin' and Hollerin' (UK) "A summer blast of '80s guitar-rock intoxication, Oingo Boingo keyboards, and sweet-as-honey lead female vocals that are more beautiful than Gwen Stefani's could ever be." - Reviewcentre (UK) TKT has been heard in the following markets: Sacramento, Ca - KWOD- FM, KRXQ-FM, KDND-FM, KJAC-FM Auburn, Ca - KAHI-AM Los Angeles, Ca - UCLA radio FM Eugene, Or - KRVM-FM London, England - Radio Haven FM St. Louis, Mo - KDHX-FM Atlantic, Io - KSWI-FM Rockland, Me - WRFR-FM Jerusalem, Israel - ReGen Radio Orange County, Ca - INDY 103 Philippines - NU 107 Middleton, NJ - Flashback Alternatives ABC Family Network on episodes of "Knock First" KCRA 3 (NBC affiliate) feature on "News at Noon"
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