Norty's last solo release was The Northern Tropics, which came out in August 2014 under his former name, Nortroniks. Although it's been over a year and a half, Norty has remained active by continuously releasing singles, collaborative projects and remixes. He's played enough shows to stay relevant in the eyes of locals, but if you've ever attended one of these events, you might be a little confused. They've been experimental, genre-defying and full of songs you can't find on Spotify or Soundcloud. Hopefully this release helps make sense of it all -- the name change, the new art direction, and the departure from his previous groove-hop sound.
Consider Thank you For Trying This Demo a look into a crystal ball, revealing what's to come for Norty in 2016. The EP features new collaborators Lansdead and sport. Wolf. Together they craft a head knocking thriller of indie-infused beat making. Although different, the art direction is familiar in the sense that Norty handled it all himself (same as Greater Colors, The Northern Tropics and the Obese Ghost Children albums). The album's cover art compliments the sound design, reflecting an early summer atmosphere.
We strongly encourage you to take your time and listen closely to TYFTTD, and prepare yourself for yet another (yes, another) album coming to you sooner than you think.