SALEM, Tamaryn Dress Up For NYTimes

By brandon / December 6, 2010

A few months ago we posted a sunny “indie rock” NYTimes photo shoot, one set around Coachella and its proximity to L.A. and Jenny Lewis. These pictures of Salem and Tamaryn illustrate an aesthetic/temperature shift. Cameron Krone shot Tamaryn, aka “[a] synth-folk-goth-band balladress …. a West Coast, this-century update on Kate Bush,” who’s “Styled to a T” at the Times Magazine blog. “Drawing on various esoteric subgenres” and the ire of indie kids everywhere, Salem were photographed by Sebastian Kim, whose shot can be seen here. (It’s worth noting Salem’s Jack Donoghue looks fashionable/like a Ryan McGinley fantasy even when sleeping on the L-Train.) ((It’s also worth noting King Night is one of my favorite albums of 2010, aforementioned haters.)) The shoot appears in the same issue that features Das Racist’s hilarious Q&A with Deborah Solomon.