The Tablets are Liz Godoy and Brenden Beu, a musical duo from San Diego now operating out of Brooklyn. They make a darkly noisy hybrid of girl-group pop and new wave, like Stereolab trying to write a Royal Trux song and landing on some alternate-universe incarnation of the Jesus And Mary Chain. Or at least that’s the vibe I’m picking up from “Not A Sign,” the first in a series of 7″ flexi singles they’re releasing through Mon Amie Records. Godoy’s assured yet plaintive vocal is awash in a blur of Farfisa melodies and shoegaze guitar noise, all of it congealing into something greater than the sum of its parts. Listen below.
The “Not A Sign” single is out 2/24 via Mon Amie Records.