Tender New Signs
Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 00:11
An indie vocalist hiding under the name Tamaryn released a new, extremely psychedelic album, Tender New Signs. Her voice is ideal for this type of music—feminine, yet low, with an air of mystique.
Simple, rock ’n’ roll music with abundant guitars sounds like something you would hear in the late 90s and early 00s. That fact might create different associations, but these slow but hard-hitting songs evoke subtle nostalgia, probably because the sound is still better than what we would have heard 10 years ago.
Tamaryn takes listeners on a journey that will make them drift away with her voice, starting with “I’m Gone,” which already has its own single album. Tamaryn’s creations are like swimming—a constant leisurely, relaxing and warm flow of music provided by Tamaryn won’t disappoint or wash the listener out on a coast.
The only drawback to Tender New Signs is that the songs sound too much alike with the same type of tune and vocal overtures. It might be a sign of a developed style of the singer. However, it might also seem like Tamaryn found something that works and is now uninterested in experiments. Listening to a few of her songs will give music fans a pretty solid idea of the rest of her creations.
Tender New Signs may be a great album for background music, for lounging, or for a quiet night in with a few close friends. This album is definitely not something that will get the listener up. However, with colder, grayer November days, Tamaryn might be just the thing to match the inside and outside atmosphere.