The Ropes is a NYC based duo composed of vocalist/bassist Sharon Shy and multi-instrumentalist Toppy (he plays drums with a guitar around his neck). The music was described to me as comparable to The Knife and the Chromatics. A lot girl/guy duos’ music seems to click with me. Six dudes sitting in a studio kicking around ideas can result in a bunch of clashing ideas and unrealized sonic gems buried deep in a busy song. The simplicity of the music that often comes from girl/guy duos makes each element of the song important and accessible. The Ropes’ Be My Gun is a perfect example of that.

The Ropes – Be My Gun