By Hannah Simon | March 1st, 2011
Husband and wife duo making dreamy electro pop beats? Nope, I’m not talking about Tennis. I’m referring to Thurlow, a relatively new-on-the-indie-scene couple whose sound might remind you of Tennis but still stands all on its own. Thurlow is Jacqueline Caruso and Augustus Green, Washington D.C. natives turned Los Angeles transplants — maybe it was their new palm trees and sunshine neighborhood that inspired them to make the beachy pop EP Spokes.
Despite the fact that their story might sound formulaic (indie pop duo moves to L.A. to make bubbly, reverie-inducing music), Jacqueline’s vocals lends the band something exotic — she almost sounds like she has an accent (quite a lovely one too, although it might just be her “singing voice”), which is best showcased on the song “Through Your Eyes.”
It was Jacqueline’s voice that initially reminded me of Portishead (I hadn’t thought about that band in a while!), although Thurlow’s sound in general kind of echoes the lo-fi electronic soundscape that Portishead is associated with.
The duo is about to embark on their first tour this March and is offering up their EP using the “name your price” method here.