"With something for everyone, Retrofette makes music that will make you want to bust out the tracksuit, dust off the Delorean, and dance.” –Bandwagon Magazine August 2016
Denver-based Retrofette is the byproduct of keyboardists Sean Culliton and Xavier Provencher's love for vintage synthesizers and sweaty dance floors. Joined by synth bassist Ben Weirich and drummer Dylan Johnson on stage, the quartet’s brand of 80s tinged synthpop was born in March 2016 and has since garnered a steadfast following.
Since its inception, Retrofette released its debut three song I Don’t Mind EP and shared the stage with acts such as Magic Sword, Fever the Ghost, Mark Mallman, and The Other Black. They have played in front of sold out audiences at Denver’s Hi Dive, listed as one of 303 Magazine's top bands at the Underground Music Showcase, and selected as the Best Pop of 2017 act in Colorado by Westword Magazine.
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303 20 Bands to Watch (1/18) https://303magazine.com/2018/01/local-musicians-denver-music-2018/
- “Retrofette may only have a handful of songs released, but they’re already making waves in the Denver music scene… From their catchy dance sounds to their spot-on merch (“Synthpop or Death”), Retrofette is doing it right”
Westword Music Awards 2017: http://www.westword.com/music/westword-music-award-2017-winners-announced-9204067
- Winner of Best Pop Act as selected by voters
303 Magazine Interview (9/17) https://303magazine.com/2017/09/retrofette-denver-indie-dance-band/
- "You know when you discover a new band and spend a week (minimum) binge-listening to their collection of songs? Well, that was Retrofette for us. The group of four make synth pop music that will have you shamelessly dancing at your cubicle with your headphones"
- "Retrofette is the Denver synth pop band you should be listening to"
303 Magazine post UMS article (8/1/17): https://303magazine.com/2017/08/best-underground-music-showcase-ums/
- "It’s hard to describe how much fun of a show Retrofette was – but if it helps at all, they were so good that I went back for seconds the next day. The group combined upbeat drum solos and catchy synths with ’80s pop infused vocals. Extended electronic and percussion-fueled jam sessions got nearly everyone at the venue dancing both times. Curse the bastard who stood still for this one. They opened with “I Don’t Mind” which was the perfect song to hook everyone before they could even consider walking down Broadway to catch another show. Retrofette premiered brand new music and the new tracks seemed as if they’ll satisfy fans as well as propel them even more into the Denver spotlight." – Tyler Harvey, Music Editor at 303 Magazine
Westword Skeletons Music Video coverage (6/5/17): http://www.westword.com/music/retrofette-releases-music-video-for-skeletons-at-fort-greene-9125486
Bolder Beat Skeletons Feature (6/9/17): http://bolderbeat.com/musicnews/2017/6/8/premiere-retrofettes-new-music-video-for-skeletons-will-make-you-shake-your-bones
Bandwagon Article (8/2/16): http://www.bandwagmag.com/2016/08/album-review-retrofette/
Marquee Mag EP Revier (7/1/16): http://marqueemag.com/2016/07/retrofette-lzrwlf-ep/
- Whatever they call themselves or their albums Denver’s answer to Kraftwerk have dropped three new wave tracks straight from the 1980s playbook of electropop. The duo has also expanded to a quartet with the addition of yet another synthesizer player, Ben Weirich, and live drummer Dylan Johnson for an infectious nostalgic sound that’d fit in clubs from Colfax to Munich.
Culture Article (6/2/16): http://ireadculture.com/dark-and-dancey/