Filed under: free music friday, mp3 | Tags: 2009, chris catchpole, music, tamaryn
Tamaryn’s music has been labelled under all sorts of genres – a resurrection of ’80s coldwave, a reinterpretation of shoegaze, even goth – perhaps indicating that it’s just not often that we hear anything quite like this spacey chunk of atmospherics loaded with a female vocal. At least, not this side of 1990. It is probably worth pointing out that Tamaryn are a band and that the raven-haired singer of the same name is their frontwoman, as this appears to be a point of confusion in the music press. Although based in San Francisco, their music is creating ripples that have spread as far as New York and Berlin, especially in the ‘death rock club’ scene, appealing particularly to folk who miss the Cocteau Twins and Siouxsie & The Banshees. Today’s free track ‘Mild Confusuon’ is due to be released as a 7” (b/w ‘Light Shadows’) through True Panther Records on December 9th and is a thick soup of a song with flavours of Kate Bush and Bat For Lashes. Reverb-heavy drums crack while an ethereal synth breathes heavily in the background, cooking up a huge sound that’s big enough to put Tamaryn on the map and prick up the attentions of listeners who might never have stepped foot in the ’80s, or indeed into a death rock club. MP3 after the jump.
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