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Stream Tamaryn Cranekiss

Tamaryn’s been wowing us all summer with songs from her third full-length, Cranekiss, and now you can finally hear the whole thing in full. Early singles “Hands All Over Me,” “Cranekiss, “Softcore,” and “Last” only scratch at the surface of the luxuriant, sparkling world the New-York-via-New-Zealand singer has created on this album, which captures a […]

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Tamaryn – “Last” (First Listen)

Our own Tom Breihan once said Tamaryn makes “head-blown desert-vista dreampop” and that’s the only way I can imagine her now: standing majestic and windswept in the middle of a desert somewhere, orchestrating synths and strings with graceful, wild gestures. On her new album Cranekiss, Tamaryn spreads her spacious dreampop wider than ever but knows […]

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Q&A: Jorge Elbrecht On What Producers Really Do, What Ariel Pink Is Really Like, And How Mainstream Pop Has Reached A State Of Idiocracy

For the better part of the past dozen years, Jorge Elbrecht has had a hand in creating some of the most beautiful, forward-thinking, and occasionally abjectly weird music to infiltrate the world of contemporary indie rock. In the mid 2000s, Elbrecht first began releasing music with Lansing-Dreiden, a highly conceptual art and music collective (and […]

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Tamaryn – “Softcore”

Tamaryn has been grinding out psychic glitter-pop for a few years now, but her upcoming third record, Cranekiss, feels like a high water mark for the New Zealand auteur. We’ve heard maximalist desire anthem “Hands All Over Me” — which we named one of the week’s best songs — and the gauzy, careening title track. […]

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Tamaryn – “Cranekiss”

Tamaryn already waltzed into 2015 with the lust and glitter of “Hands All Over Me,” a song so brimming with gauzy confidence that we chose it as one of the week’s best songs when it was released. Today she shares the title track from her forthcoming album, Cranekiss, and it’s an ideal follow-up. Instead of […]

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Tamaryn – “Hands All Over Me”

The New Zealand-born singer-songwriter Tamaryn has already made a couple of albums of head-blown desert-vista dreampop, but Cranekiss, her forthcoming LP, promises to be a sharp left turn. Tamaryn made the album after relocating to New York and hooking up with a pair of disparate producers. One of the album’s producers is Shaun Durkan, who […]