It looks as though there are going to be a lot of goth-influenced female artists generating interest in the wake of Zola Jesus’s cult success. The latest is Tamaryn.
With a hypnotic, reverb-drenched sound that clearly owes a huge debt to 4AD and shoegaze as well as early (good) goth, The Waves is a creditable debut album offering from Tamaryn, who works in close collaboration with producer Rex John Shelverton. The duo relocated from New York to Shelverton’s hometown of San Francisco to record the LP, turning out nine tracks of epic but nicely submerged dream-pop that comes over like a more accessible Grouper.
The album is to be released on October 4 by Mexican Summer, the label that brought you Washed Out’s Life Of Leisure and Best Coast’s Crazy For You. Tamaryn’s previous releases include a 7″ for True Panther and a mini-album (Led Astray Washed Ashore) for Mike Simonetti’s Troubleman Unlimited.
1. The Waves
2. Choirs Of Winter
3. Love Fade
4. Haze Interior
6. Coral Flower
9. Mild Confusion