23 Nov 2013
Have fun with this one! I made a guitar tutorial for anyone that wants to learn the Man in Red riff off of the Flying by Wire album.
07 Oct 2013
For folks wondering, the song that plays in today's Red vs Blue episode (S11:E15) during the Caboose / Washington exchange is called Reverie Six (And Change) from Flying By Wire.
It's available for download on
And in physical format (CD) at the Rooster Teeth Store.
02 Feb 2013
What is Trocadero's sound, to you? One of the things they teach in rock school is that a band should have a sound. Sure, the sound can (and must) evolve, but typically, there are certain parameters that should be kept in line, at least within each album.
We sort of tried to do that with our first record, but Ghosts That Linger tossed that concept out the window, as it included tunes such as First Wave, which was a departure from a rock trio / quartet sound.
Flying By Wire, our latest release goes absolutely all over the place.
So again -- I ask, what is Trocadero's sound to you? Would you rather this stuff get released in a more "categorized" way? Does it matter to you? What are your favorite songs?
05 Dec 2012
New Trocadero shirts available for sale at the Rooster Teeth Store!
These shirts were created for RTX -- the orange and white designs are printed on quality dark grey Anvil cotton T-shirts. They're lightweight, durable, and should compete with your favorite 16,384 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets for comfort.
The design features Luke McKay's rendition of a 1950s US Air Force K-1 High Altitude Partial Pressure Helmet.
It's the same helmet that's on the cover of Flying By Wire in Art Kane's beautiful 1960 photograph.
Photo (c) 1960-62 by Art Kane
Sexy model: Miles Luna.
T-Shirt Photo Credit: Brian Behm.
15 Oct 2012
In case you missed it, we released a new album called Flying By Wire back in July. Check the Music section for samples, lyrics, etc.
We've also made a few changes to the site. We now have an instruments database, meaning you can read about specific instruments, and hear which songs they appear in.
For example, by clicking here, you'll see a list of all songs that use the Roland JD-990 synth.
To get to an instrument, click on Music, click on an album, select a song, then click on one of the instruments at the bottom right of the page.
You'll notice that most of the songs from Flying By Wire don't have specific art for each song. That's because over the next few months, we'd like to put up original art by fans for each song. While we can't pay you, you'll be given full credit. Please write us with a link to your design.
Finally, we caved in and set up a Paypal donation email. This is for folks who downloaded our music but never got a chance to pay for it, or for kind souls who might want to help support us. Please check our FAQ for more info.
12 Jul 2012
I realize that only a small percentage of people from the site actually went to RTX so I'll keep it short:
The Guardians as well as the attendees were awesome -- I know some of the lines were a little long, but people were really cool about everything. Guardians, you earned your shirts for sure.
It was awesome to run into old and new friends. I wish I had been able to spend more time with everyone, and I am grateful for the time I did get to spend with friends. (Dr Jones, dinner in Toronto.)
RT, you are the greatest company in the world.
People who listened to us on Saturday night, thank you <3
The most number of people we've ever played for is maybe 150... to go from that to 1000+ is pretty terrifying, but you guys and gals were awesome and nice and forgiving.
We hope you enjoyed the Trocadero rehearsal.
11 Jul 2012
Flying By Wire is now available on iTunes
If you're the kind of person who doesn't mind writing a review, we'd be super grateful if you might say a few words about the record (good or bad,) just so that someone browsing it has an idea of what it is.
02 Jul 2012
Flying By Wire, Trocadero's third full-length album, will be released on July 7 2012. The album features sixteen songs of new and unreleased music, four of which appeared in RvB Seasons 3-9. We'll also be performing at RTX on July 7 at 8PM at the Austin, TX, Convention Center.
Photo (c) 1960-62 by Art Kane, http://www.artkane.com/
01 Jul 2012
So I sent mp3s to my nephew in France of the new record so that he could burn a CD for my mom.
She called me the next day, and said "I listened to your new album, Nicolas. I think it's good, but I don't think young people will like it very much, until after you're dead."
27 Jun 2012
Preview #2. Two songs this time.
Best Girl is a new song.
The other clip, Noobs Rush In, is shorter (and is the shortest song on the album.) It's from an old piece that was written for my 2nd most favorite Red vs Blue episode of all time, S3:E39. (It also appeared in the historic S3:E49, and a couple of subsequent episodes.)
Even watching 39 again just now, I nearly spilled my coffee all over my keyboard.
The inspiration for Noobs Rush In came from playing quite a bit of Myth back in the day. The classic maneuver of inexperienced players when faced with an enemy in PvP was to "throw everything in the battle," which invariably resulted in massive casualties for that player, hence the term noob rushing. (I did this a lot.)
It was supposed to be on Ghosts That Linger, our 2nd album, but it wasn't until recently that I was able to locate the old multi-track project and make the little tune fit for release
21 Jun 2012
As sort of a countdown to RTX, I thought I would start releasing little previews of some of the songs off of our forthcoming album Flying By Wire.
I am not picking these songs in any order. The next one will have a little video to go along. But you gotta start somewhere, and so I picked one of the weirder songs on the record, but with a bit of a story:
A few years ago, I went with Gus and Esther to Sydney and Auckland. While in Auckland, I went to used CD stores foraging for local stuff. One of the CDs I bought was a compilation of field recordings from rural parts of Southern China released on this awesome NZ record label called Ode Records. (I am a field-recording junkie.)
I completely fell in love with a solo mouth harp piece, and wrote the president of Ode Records who generously gave me permission to use the sample Trocadero record.
I really wanted to get in touch, or even just to know the name of this guy who did this 4-minute long mouth harp piece that was so beautiful and inspiring, but no one seemed to know his name.
Oh, right, the preview: Dancing Bull. So this track starts off with the sample (I've included a little of it in the preview), and what follows is Violet, our new keyboardist/guitarist/singer, listening to the field recording, and then playing it on guitar.
The title of the song, Dancing Bull, comes from the other featured instrument, the venerable Moog Taurus I pedals.