The PoPo have already been credited with inventing the "post-hip hop" genre, and are indeed the style's premier band. That's quite a feat considering "The PoPo" is the group's debut release. Based out of Philly, PA, USA, EARTH, their sound is a complex interpretation of popular music in the context of a corrosive, post-modern future. The 4 members of the group: Pops Ghostly, Fullscreen, Blue Bishi, and Hamstar, fuse together lo-fi punk, hip hop, and world music to create a dramatic sonic landscape suffused with myth, mysticism, and mystery.
Their self-titled debut can best be described as a "lo-fi epic;" Like a grungy fairytale conceived for a modern audience. Written and recorded by the group in their basement, (aka "The Zombie Cave") the music is deeply influenced by the band members' Middle Eastern roots, and the intense feelings of alienation they experienced growing up. The constant certainty of being surrounded by those who would treat them differently because of their appearance and background, led to the group�s unique concoction of sounds that portray a child-like reality, tacitly controlled by a calculating and intractable evil.
At this moment in time, this may be the most relevant pop-music experience you could be a witness to. The PoPo serve up powerful and subversive commentary on social behavior in an era slithering with invertebrate evil of biblical proportions. Amidst all this, The PoPo stand alone as a completely independent and distinct entity in today's "music scene." The PoPo will change your mind as to what you once thought "rock" or "rap" should be... But don't be afraid, this is not an elitist campaign. The PoPo is as positive, colorful, and as inclusive as you allow it to be. The narrow and simple minded may be left confused and unable to connect, but those seeking something fresh and pertinent are sure to be converted.