By Elizabeth Walker | June 20th, 2012
Tanlines is a band I’ve been meaning to review for a while on here, but haven’t posted about till now. Glad I’m finally getting to them, because they are infinitely awesome.
Their Brooklyn roots are not so apparent in their 2012 release Mixed Emotions, leaning on casually heartfelt vocals and pastel synths. The whole album is stellar, but this post is tipping its hat at the opening track, “Brothers.” Starting with a ocean-scaped intro, “Brothers” looks to slightly echoing staccato guitar and beachy drums. Eric Emm’s Crash Test Dummy-esque vocals pair perfectly with the pop melody, and pitching a spectacular case for the tracks to follow. This is just a feel good jam, undeniably.
Also noteworthy are their live shows, so if you have the opportunity to catch them I would highly recommend it – that is, if you are into shaking dance floors and delightfully quirky performers. To check out the Baleric, disco infused album in it’s entirety, head over to Fact Mag’s free stream and enjoy.