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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. 


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