Tangerine is a Seattle-based rock band, comprised of sisters Marika and Miro Justad, and Toby Kuhn. They make shimmery, guitar-based pop, and the press have likened them to Best Coast, Camera Obscura, and Speedy Ortiz. Initially a high school band, the three went their separate ways after graduation, but soon found themselves missing the vitality of performing together. In late 2012, Tangerine was formed, and their music quickly began drawing accolades from NME, the Guardian, Noisey Vice, Rookie Mag, and more. Among their wide-ranging influences, Tangerine lists the Strokes, The Clash, Haim, Velvet Underground, Courtney Love, Charli XCX, and and Mazzy Star, fusing rock n roll with R&B, 90s slacker rock, and chart pop. While their songs are filled with pop hooks, Tangerine never abandon’s their natural rawness, which makes their live shows so explosive. On February 19th, 2016, Tangerine’s new EP will be released on Swoon Records. Called “Sugar Teeth”, it’s the bands first record written after getting a taste of life on the road, and sharing the stage with artists who deeply inspire them, from Palma Violets to Hinds to LOLAWOLF. Playful and bittersweet, Sugar Teeth explores a chaotic relationship, the bravado of youthful rebellion, and the nostalgia of faded friendships.
"If you’ve heard Omar Schambacher’s band Great Spiders, you know that their songs are as persistent as their creator: undeniable pop masterworks with catchy choruses and hooky leads, lyrics inscrutable enough for the background yet thoughtful enough for the fore." -City Arts Magazine
"Surprise is rare in a critic’s life: when your job revolves around consuming an inordinately large amount of music, it’s impossible not to become jaded to the angles, familiar with the moves, and depressed by the derivativeness. But I’ll be damned if Bod’s Party Drug EP didn’t surprise me. Opener “Gigantor” bobs merrily between a jazzy Casiotone intro, lo-fi prog, Elephant 6-repping psych, and a killer “whoa oh oh” power-pop chorus. It sounds like a mess on paper, and it sort of is, on record, but there are hints of an auteur’s mad method undergirding the whole thing. The rest of the release is more straightforward, but the band can’t help sneaking in grace notes of off-balance alchemy: the screeching dub effects on closing scorcher “Motorcycle Song,” achingly pretty strings playing tag with overdriven grunge on “Secret Lives.” Seattle could use more bands this inventive and melody-minded." -The Stranger
"Local up-and-comers Versing craft a more spacious, shoegaze-informed guitar sound, coming across like an amalgam of Flying Nun Records-y melodic post-punk, loud-soft Swirlies-inspired gaze-pop, and Pavement-esque collegiate nonchalance." -The Stranger