In the summer of 2014, IS TROPICAL set out across North America, Africa, Europe, Asia and South America on an extensive venture of touring and recording. The result is their modular third LP ‘Black Anything’ – a project to be released in five installments via the newly founded New York-based Axis Mundi Records. Working alongside producer and collaborator Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode, formerly of Clor), ‘Black Anything’ evolved over the band’s tour period and saw them allowing the different environments to develop and craft the songs, rather than locking themselves in a studio.
Black Anything will be released in five 10” transparent picture disc installments, with each vinyl displaying the continent in which the tracks were recorded. When displayed on top of each other, the five vinyls create the globe, unifying the concept as a whole.

The first installment, ‘Black Anything Pt 1 (Crawl/On My Way)’, has been released on December the 8th 2014 through Suburban.
The next installment Black Anything Pt 2 (Cruise/Say)’ is out now!