You’re invited to Tropic Harbour, a utopian space constructed by Mark Berg for peace of mind. This headspace has become the moniker for Berg’s hazy dream pop creations contrived from nostalgic images and dreams of the coast. A musical outlet created out of necessity for Berg to mentally escape his wintery home city of Edmonton. Tropic Harbour became fully realized after Mark released his first singles in 2013, gaining him considerable notice by such sites as CMJ, Les Inrocks, Gold Flake Paint and Impose Magazine. Based on capturing that perfect moment in a perfect setting, Berg’s tracks try to recreate the imagery he sees through summery tones and dream-like textures.
Zappruder Records released Tropic Harbour’s debut EP ‘Colour’ in 2014 and the newly formed band followed that release playing at festivals such as Pop Montreal, NXNE and Big Fun Festival.
“Mark Berg is a dreamer. Or, more accurately, a creator of dreams. His hazy late-night Summer jams instantly forge sonic landscapes for the listener to tumble inside of. Golden Rays, his debut single under the Tropic Harbour name, is a dazzling and urgent pop song that flourishes under the glow of vibrant guitars and an infectiously youthful demeanour which could carry him a long way indeed.” Gold Flake Paint
“A glitzed out synth and live instrumentation make for a dream-inducing track to fuel either a mellow state of mind or a sing-along for cloudy days. Tropic Harbour’s “Golden Rays” moves along as a creeping tide that is evenly distributed along the shoreline at sunset.”Â Earmilk
“If Morrissey had made the Indie-Folk, it would have probably sounded like Tropic Harbour. The similarity between the voice of the leader of The Smiths and Mark Berg, initiator of this new project straight from Canada, is pretty amazing, even disturbing. this is carried out with beauty and originality.”Â Shadazz