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Monday, March 08, 2010

TANLINES - Settings ep

Tanlines’ new ep Settings showcases the band’s unique fusion of percussive island music with a modern electronic sensibility. The six-track disc impressively demonstrates the Brooklyn duo’s eccentric pop aesthetic, while keeping the music grounded firmly in its fuck-me pumps on the dance floor.

Opening track “Reinfo” is an insular, instrumental track that perfectly guides you into the realm of the sound at work here.
This is followed by the lead off single “Real Life”, a sensational introduction to the group’s hooky sound, as the vocals croon, “It was a past life thing, it was a past life thing, it wasn’t anything at all…for a minute I was lost, I looked away; I was looking for a home…my destination was unknown”. This is danceable music with an intellectual slant.

Tanlines are part of a percussion-based disco explosion emanating in Brooklyn right now, joining bands like Lemonade, Javelin, and Brahms in the movement. Frequent collaborator Glasser, an equally thrilling new artist, is featured on the closing track “Z”, a contemplative dance gem that finishes the ep on an ethereal high note.

Tanlines are currently playing select dates with The XX and Memory Tapes. Don’t hesitate if you have the chance to catch these guys live!

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1 comment:

Armand said...

I saw them last night 4/30/10 at Glasslands in Willamsburg with Memoryhouse, Light Pollution, and Keepaway.
They put on an excellent performance. Real Life is an epic track with a totally unique blend of steel drums and great
Bass lines. I had the priveledge of speaking with 1/2 of Tanlines who explained to me that the track was inspired by Michael Jackson's passing and contains samples of MJ's track.
I forget which one as I had several drinks by that time.
Definitely catch them live if you have the opportunity.