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Rock Star Siblings: The Trash Pop Icons

Raw and UnprocessedThe Beach Boys, Heart, the Carpenters — some great music has come from bands with family ties. In fact, looking back, I think my brother and I missed our calling as the modern day Karen and Richard Carpenter (ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration.) Seriously though, The Trash Pop Icons are Whole Foods Market’s® very own example of rock star sibling success.

Sisters and bandmates Naomi and Nadia Zep, the recently announced winners of the Raw and Unprocessed Team Member Music Project, have been making music together and dreaming big in the San Francisco Bay area for more than 10 years. Both women are also Team Members in our Whole Body department — Naomi at the Redwood City store and Nadia at the Los Altos store.

This sister act struck a chord with the public after receiving almost 6,000 votes in our first ever Team Member Music contest and they are now preparing to hit a high note in Napa on November 2, at the Live in the Vineyard festival in front of an intimate audience of music industry elite.

Trash Pop Icons

They’re playing for the public, too! The Trash Pop Icons will be opening for Delta Rae (a band that also include siblings), a VH1 You Oughta Know artist, at the Napa store on Saturday, November 3. Find out the details on the Napa store’s events page.

The duo’s winning song, “Best of Me,” showcases their unique and self-described “trash pop” style — a fine mix of rock and pop with just enough rhythm to make you want to dance. The Trash Pop Icons have definitely made their mark with their dueling vocals, catchy melodies and charismatic stage presence. See for yourself in their music video for “Best of Me.”

What’s your favorite band with family ties?

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Keith says …

When will they be in our local store. The CD not them.

Rolling(eyes) Stones says …

I reley dont wan to say this, but i have to now. this song is so chessey! (spoof compliments of Axman13) Seriously, I don't get the appeal. There were at least three other bands that were way more original. How often popular votes of this nature favor the least imaginative and uninspired. Sigh ...

Kelly says …

congratulations ladies! You two deserve this for all your hard work and perseverance! The sky the limit! By the way.... do not ever listen to negative people that cannot even spell! lol luv ya! xoxoxoxo

Catherine Hayford says …

Great band love their style and songs so glad they have come to Columbus Ohio.