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”