I'm laughing and bobbing my head as I hear the first lyrics "Mr. Trump are you really that stupid? ..(you) dumb stupid man" Mr Pope's song "Mr. Trump" rings in my ears like a jingle for just over a minute. The low quality of the guitar is strangely pleasing to my ears. The album entitled "The Last Slacker" can be described sonically as an acoustical, in-cohesive, indie version of the beach boys on drugs. A bit of an antiquated surf-rock vibe with an eerie psychosis mixed with indie rock. The 12 song album is certainly an acquired taste, but not in a bad way. They manage to set them selves apart from the sea of badly recorded "indie rock" bands composed of drunk Twenty-somethings.
On their Bandcamp page they list inspiration as "Alcoholism, Hurricane Irma, Political Corruption, Drug Addiction, Love, and Disillusionment with life.." Its A more accurate description than I can articulate. The music can be somewhat chaotic and dark at times to upbeat, mellow, and sing-along-y. When I get cerebral about it, Hurricanes and Drugs do explain the music and the lyrics simultaneously. Mr. Pope have many associated acts with over 20 projects between them. They hail from sunny south Florida and release music on west palm beach's Sun God Records.
If you are a fan of atypical art-rock with a surfy edge or rough and rugged indie then I recommend you give them a listen. 2016's The Mania was a good starting place for me. Its also my personal favorite. You can find them with a simple google search or click the link below.