Soul food

“Chains” – Tangerine

If you’re in the mood for a dreamy pop group then I’ve got a great new song for you to check out.  Tangerine are Korean-American sisters Marika & Miro Justad and Tobias Kuhn – and Icelandic electro dream-pop band Vök, fronted by queer vocalist Margrét Ran.  The ethereal sounding track features an introspective romantic set of lyrics that are accompanied by big drums and a prominent melodic bass track.  The guitar is washed out and clean and I get a bit nostalgic for the 80’s Police or early 90’s Enya.  “Suffering little deaths” and a giggle in the vocal performance suggests some sexual undertones into the innocent romance of a soft vocal timbre.  Around the three minute mark a subtle trumpet track joins the ensemble to bring “Chains” home while the vocals start going in a circular motion and the beat gets steadily more busy.  “Chains” is enchanting and a lovely listen, check it out below.

 

Tour dates;

2/7: Seattle @ Chop Suey
2/9: Spokane @ The Bartlett
2/12: Portland @ Doug Fir Lounge
2/14: San Francisco @ Rickshaw Stop
2/16: Tucson @ Club Congress

The LA-via-Seattle band’s recently released White Dove EP was produced by Sanj & Luca Buccellati (Tei Shi). It’s full of 80s guitar-laced indie pop songs about yearning, nostalgia, female friendship & the messiness of finding yourself in your 20s – including singles “Local Mall” and “Cherry Red,” as heard on KEXP (NPR), etc…Their past singles “Fever Dream” and “Sly Moon” were also produced by Michael Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age, Mini Mansions) & Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions), and they recently toured the U.S. with Bleachers.

 

“The hook could come from a stadium anthem of the ’80s, but the gooey, echoey synths keep it locked down…” – NYLON
“Sweet-sounding surf pop that will have you feeling like sunshine in a bag.” – Noisey
“Tangerine’s translation of feeling on [‘Sunset’] is superb.” – Stereogum
“Dreamy pop tunes” – Billboard

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