I just discovered the beauty of Tamaryn the other day while driving home from work. I was tuned into one of the three college radio stations in my area when the DJ threw on a song called “Sandstone” which immediately caught my attention. I thought, I have to remember to look this band up. The next day to my pleasant surprise I had found them and they had a recently released record on Mexican Summer called The Waves.
This San Francisco duo consists of New Zealand born Tamaryn on vocals and producer Rex John Shelverton (ex-Vue/The Audience/Portraits of Past) on everything else. They create dark minimalist guitar-driven atmospheres that consumes the body in a seductive way with vocals reminiscent of Patti Smith, Siouxsie Sioux and maybe even Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins). The lead off title track “The Waves” just floors me. Check it out.
Tamaryn – “The Waves”
Tamaryn – “Sandstone”
Posted 09 Dec 2010 — by David Koslowski Category Music, Video
One of our favorite bands, over here at RTS, made their National Television debut last week on Conan with a beautiful rendition of “Helicopter” the lead off track from their glorious album Halcyon Digest on 4AD Records.
No Joy are a noise pop duo comprised of guitarist/vocalist Laura Lloyd and Jasamine White-Gluz and hail from Montréal. They recently added two gentlemen to the mix and are now a quartet. The video for their song “Hawaii” really struck us with it’s Sister-era Sonic Youth guitar attack and lovely My Bloody Valentine/Lush vocals. The video was directed by SALAZAR and is a bit dark and disturbing, but we love it. This tune appears on their recently released debut LP, Ghost Blonde, on Mexican Summer.