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Couch Session: Tan Vampires


Couch Session #40: Tan Vampires

We just rarely find a band that sparks,
that certain song that lights an empty room left dark.
But with Tan Vampires, it was akin to a needle in hay,
that led us to their brilliant record all the way.
We're not religious, we don't believe in some things,
save for evolution, and perhaps birds and the bees,
but we wait and we wait while trying to find the right bands,
looking for that fit that's no less than iron clad,
and with these guys, we knew. It's that visceral tick,
the moment when everything seems to just click,
and even though we knew we were in love from the start,
it's their live performance that makes this stuff true art.
Jake's voice is undeniably special, just give it an ear —
he's the type whose shower singing will be the best thing you've heard all year.
Toy keyboards, accordions, a sack full of small cups —
even their instruments were a sign that we were in luck.
With dittys that share a border between heartfelt and sweet,
some sad, some reflective, but altogether a treat,
there were simply too many songs to capture, we got overwhelmed,
trying to pick a favorite was a decision we'd prefer not to helm.
So we recorded a bunch, and took the best out for you.
Here they are, Tan Vampires, a band it's time you knew:


Tan Vampires - "Digital Rot (live on Big Ugly Yellow Couch)"

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Tan Vampires - "Fool (live on Big Ugly Yellow Couch)"

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Tan Vampires - "Threads (live on Big Ugly Yellow Couch)"

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Hip without pretension. Smart without snark. Sweet, sinister, and amazingly catchy. This band has something for everyone. Their continued success will restore my faith in indie music. I hope everyone treats themselves to this record.

January 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGunz

There is something different about Tan Vampires. They create the sort of music you can listen and get lost in. Their music evokes something beautiful and their passion for (brilliant) music really shines through their live performances. Kudos to you Tan Vampires, you've earned yourself a new fan.

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