Kicking off with a barrage of ringing guitars, "The Garden" blooms vibrantly on Tamaryn's second album, Tender New Signs. The New Zealand native croons in a contrastingly soft and somnolent voice as the loud guitars and bass fuse into a golden molten lava that washes over her fragile melody. Her musical partner, Rex John Shelverton, cranks out a blurry storm of shoegazer (although they prefer the term "skygazer") atmosphere on similarly hazy reveries like "Heavenly Bodies." The San Francisco duo's self-described "impressionistic sketches of once well-guarded emotions" are often entrancing, rarely moving faster than at a midtempo but gradually building into a woozy state of hypnosis that's more real than reality.
Fri., Nov. 23, 8:30 p.m., 2012
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