Tender New Signs - MEXICAN SUMMER
FILTER Grade: 84%
By Laura Studarus on October 30, 2012
Tamaryn carry on where they left off on sophomore album, Tender New Signs, trading in the scorched, late-night shoegaze of lonely hearts. While working in such a narrow subgenre leaves little room for variance (pick a flavor: dark, ethereal or darkly ethereal), the San Francisco duo imbues every note with an oppressive, underwater grace. They come up for air on breathy single, “I’m Gone,” but this is a song cycle for those who like melancholy with a side of melodrama.