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Tamaryn – “Cranekiss” Video

Tamaryn is moving into more weightless territory with her third album, and nowhere is that quality more apparent than on “Cranekiss,” the track that gives the record its name. The video is similarly detached from reality, a moody and trippy vision of Tamaryn’s face as its molded, twisted, and fragmented outwards. The video was created… More »

By: James Rettig / July 16, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Tamaryn – “Softcore”

Tamaryn has been grinding out psychic glitter-pop for a few years now, but her upcoming third record, Cranekiss, feels like a high water mark for the New Zealand auteur. We’ve heard maximalist desire anthem “Hands All Over Me” — which we named one of the week’s best songs — and the gauzy, careening title track. More »

By: Caitlin White / June 30, 2015 - 11:12 am

Tamaryn – “Cranekiss”

Tamaryn already waltzed into 2015 with the lust and glitter of “Hands All Over Me,” a song so brimming with gauzy confidence that we chose it as one of the week’s best songs when it was released. Today she shares the title track from her forthcoming album, Cranekiss, and it’s an ideal follow-up. Instead of… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 2, 2015 - 10:42 am

Tamaryn – “Hands All Over Me” Video

Tamaryn’s incredible new album Cranekiss is the pinnacle of gauzy, maximalist pop, and “Hands All Over Me” is the dreamy, psychedelic new single that I already wrote about as one of the 5 Best Songs Of The Week. Today, that track gets video, an illicit, torrid clip that blurs the line between prurience and spectacle. More »

By: Caitlin White / May 18, 2015 - 5:40 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

All of this week’s best songs boast a balls-to-the-wall letting go in their own respective ways. Some are aggressive, others are shy and muted, but none of these artists are afraid of asking themselves difficult questions. This is one of the most subtly cohesive lists we’ve had in awhile. Dive in. More »

By: Stereogum / May 1, 2015 - 6:34 pm

Tamaryn – “Hands All Over Me”

The New Zealand-born singer-songwriter Tamaryn has already made a couple of albums of head-blown desert-vista dreampop, but Cranekiss, her forthcoming LP, promises to be a sharp left turn. Tamaryn made the album after relocating to New York and hooking up with a pair of disparate collaborators. One of the co-writers is Shaun Durkan, who lead… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Dum Dum Girls – “Are You Okay” Short Film (Written By Bret Easton Ellis)

Dum Dum Girls didn’t just make a music video for “Are You Okay,” a humid sigh of a song from their new album Too True. Instead, they got the famed American Psycho/Less Than Zero author Bret Easton Ellis to script them a creepy, inscrutable 11-minute psychological-horror short film for it. Dum Dums leader Dee Dee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2014 - 11:00 am

Dum Dum Girls – “Too True To Be Good” Video

“Too True To Be Good” is an effects-pedal-happy dream-pop stunner from the very good new Dum Dum Girls album Too True, and now it follows “Lost Boys And Girls Club” as the album’s second video. The new clip goes heavy on film-school effects — hazy filters, double-exposures, dissolving film, stock footage of flowers — but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2014 - 11:05 am

Five Years In, Brooklyn Record Label Mexican Summer Deserves To Be Celebrated

This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friends at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook. With a lineup that spans from living legends (Spiritualized, Ariel Pink) to underground mainstays (No Joy, the Fresh… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 11, 2013 - 10:21 am

Mexican Summer To Celebrate 5 Years With Fest, Book, LP

The Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer will celebrate its five-year anniversary next month with a two-day festival at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, featuring some of their breakout artists including Ariel Pink, the Fresh And Onlys, and No Joy. In addition, the label will be releasing a limited-edition book showcasing previously unseen artwork and writing by… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 16, 2013 - 11:29 am

Jorge Elbrecht – “1/4 Circle Black” (Turning Shrines Cover) (Feat. Tamaryn)

One of the more under-the-radar offerings at Record Store Day tomorrow will be a reissue of the Face Of Another, a 1985 EP from Turning Shrines, a side project led by Psychic TV member Fred Giannelli. The reissue will also come with a bonus 7″, and it’s got Violens frontman Jorge Elbrecht, also a former… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Tamaryn, Tropic of Cancer, Vum @ The Echo, Los Angeles 11/23/12

The Echo couldn’t hold anymore people as a sold out audience witnessed Tamaryn unleash a hypnotic set from their reverb-soaked sophomore album, Tender New Signs. Guitarist Rex Shelverton masterfully recreated the dense sheets of sound from the album with a Roland Space Echo and the highly utilized tremolo arm. Tropic Of Cancer and Vum provided support. Check… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 26, 2012 - 11:00 am

Tamaryn On Tender Signs, Touring, And Why Making Music Is Like Magic

Last month, Tamaryn released Tender New Signs, the band’s sophomore offering of echo-laden shoegaze gorgeousness. Moving into even more tripped-out territories than those occupied by 2010’s The Waves, the new record shows the band (Tamaryn and guitarist/producer Rex John Shelverton) further defining their own very specific (and abjectly gothy) aesthetic. I had the pleasure of… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / November 6, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Tamaryn – “The Garden” Video

“The Garden” is one of the blurrier songs on Californian narco-rocker Tamaryn’s new sophomore album Tender New Signs, and director Miko Revereza’s video makes it even blurrier, going heavy on out-of-focus shots on Tamaryn’s face, lit dramatically, while flower petals blow past. It could only look more early-’90s if Tamaryn had a Parker Lewis haircut. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2012 - 11:58 am

Stream Tamaryn Tender New Signs

Next week, San Franciscan narco-folk dream-poppers Tamaryn will release sophomore album Tender New Signs, their follow-up to 2010’s The Waves. We’ve already heard their songs “I’m Gone” and “Heavenly Bodies,” and now the entire LP is streaming online. Click below and zone out. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2012 - 11:09 am

Tamaryn – “Heavenly Bodies” Video

San Francisco’s Tamaryn will put out a new record this fall, a release from which we’ve already heard the woozy “I’m Gone.” Today, she’s come through with the color-saturated clip for the new, dazed single “Heavenly Bodies.” Grant Singer directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 18, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Tamaryn – “I’m Gone”

A couple of years ago, the San Francisco-based Tamaryn released the very good sundazed narco-rock album The Waves. This fall, she’ll follow it up with a new one called Tender New Signs, and the swooping, heavy-lidded “I’m Gone” is the first single. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2012 - 10:56 am

Hear Two New Ford & Lopatin Tracks Feat. Shannon Funchess & Tamaryn

Their 2011 album Channel Pressure was all queasy synthpop, like a bad-dream memory of ’80s PBS science-film soundtracks, but Ford & Lopatin go in a couple of different directions on a new collaborative single. One track, “Snakes,” features Light Asylum wailer and frequent !!! collaborator Shannon Funchess, and it’s essentially a Eurodisco banger, but stripped… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011 - 2:32 pm

Les Demoniaques (Dum Dum Girls x Tamaryn) Cover Jesus & Mary Chain

Les Demoniaques is the project of Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee and Tamaryn. Take a listen to their cover of Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Teenage Lust“: They remove the fuzzy, sweaty crunch of the Honey’s Dead original, transforming it into something airier and, oddly, less lusty. More »

By: brandon / July 12, 2011 - 11:55 am

Tamaryn Soundtracks Lindsay Lohan Short Film

In the spirit of Tri-Angle records’ Lindsay Lohan tribute album Let Me Shine For You, gothy shoegaze specialist Tamaryn scored Lindsay Lohan, a short film by glossy New York-based pop painter Richard Phillips. The clip, described as “a 90-second ad for [Lohan’s] more sober self,” will be included with 79 other videos in The Garage… More »

By: brandon / May 31, 2011 - 10:49 am
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