L.A. duo TANGIENTS is a two-sided enigma, a dichotomy, a shadow and its’ reflection. Maybe they have something to prove. Maybe they can’t decide if they’re a modern day post-punk outfit or an early-80s-inspired shoegaze dreamscape weavers. Maybe it doesn’t matter, because it hits.
Chelsea Ray’s intense, yet dream-like vocals can pierce as well as float over multi-instrumentalist Be Hussey’s thick wall of sonics. Hussey is a producer with vast recording and touring experience (GUIDES, Radar Bros.). Paired with Chelsea Ray’s “mystifying voice [that] has that haunting Björk timbre” (Turn Up The Volume), TANGIENTS is “ethereal bliss at its finest” (Magnetic Magazine).
The new single “Hazel” is many things at once. Menacing guitar noise and grinding bass meet polyrhythms that harken back to the original song, yet add a fresh take on this obscure classic. Not a tribute, but a re-imagined interpretation, boiled down to its essence then completely built up anew. The result is a sonic blast of driving beats and vocal beauty. “Hazel” is available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, and all streaming services. TANGIENTS will release their debut EP in 2019.
CHELSEA RAY – vocals, guitar
BE HUSSEY – bass, drums, programming (Rec/Mix/Master)
STEPHEN BECKER – guitar
MAR 19 / LOS ANGELES, CA – The Echo (w/ Methyl Ethyl)
MAR 27 / REDDING, CA – The Dip
MAR 28 / EUGENE, OR – Old Nick’s (w/ We Are Parasols)
MAR 29 / PORTLAND, OR – High Water Mark Lounge (Brickbat Fest 2)
MAR 30 / OLYMPIA, WA – McCoy’s (w/ We Are Parasols)
MAR 31 / VANCOUVER, BC – The Astoria
APR 07 / LOS ANGELES, CA – The Echoplex (Part Time Punks)
APR 28 / LONG BEACH, CA – Que Sera