When teenage Medina moves with her family to the picture-postcard perfect paradise of Palos Verdes, CA, they seem headed for a happy new chapter in their lives. But old troubles soon catch up to them, as Medina's parents' marriage disintegrates, her mother spirals into an emotional freefall, and her twin brother turns to drugs. Caught in the middle of it all, Medina must rely on her inner strength to become the stabilizing force in her family, while finding refuge in a new passion: surfing. Set amidst the sun-kissed beaches and crystal blue waters of the California coast, The Tribes of Palos Verdes is a stirring look at how life's greatest challenges forge who we become.
Brushfire Records is pleased to present a vinyl edition of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Emmett and Brendan Malloy's ocean-spray coming-of-age tale based on the novel of the same name by Joy Nicholson. In addition to selections from the film's original score by 2x Academy Award winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla, the soundtrack includes original music by Brushfire alumni Jack Johnson and Bahamas plus Cherry Glazerr, King Krule, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Braden Miller and Tomorrow's Tulips. Documenting the shift from hopeful to haunting, this record captures the sonic emotions of the film The Tribes of Palos Verdes.