The NYC duo incorporates more typical fare of coldwave and shoegaze…
Yet they’re still every bit as focused on a patient creep, even if it’s the result of synthetic elements rather than the organic. – PITCHFORK
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Yesterday NYC’s rising electronic duo Tempers, comprised of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper, quietly debuted their coldwave infused single “Strange Harvest”. The digital single, backed with it’s acoustic version, drops digitally on 4/24 via Pendu Sound. That same evening the duo is scheduled to celebrate by playing at Brooklyn’s 285 Kent alongside ERAAS & Herzog Rising. Ian Cohen of Pitchfork reviewed “Strange Harvest” noting, “The mechanistic aspects of “Strange Harvest” remain constant throughout, an insistent thump that’s halfway between Factory and Wax Trax!, while Jasmine Golestaneh’s vocals become increasingly distorted and blown-out.”
Tempers first found the lime-light in February when Pendu Sound launched its forward-thinking singles series which kicked off with Tempers’ single “Eyes Wide Wider.” That debut single and it’s B-side “Hell Hotline” were mixed by Damian Taylor (Trust, Bjork, The Killers) and can be heard HERE. Accompanying the release of “Eyes Wide Wider” came its video, directed by Kalika Farmer and filmed in the Catskills, BULLETT Media describes it as “A music video that’s half fashion film half ’80s porno sans the sex.” Watch it HERE.
Tempers is a NYC-based post-punk/electronic duo comprised of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper. Jasmine, born in Florida, is of Latvian-Iranian descent, and grew up in Paris and London before moving to New York. She has recorded and performed as musician for most of her life and her visual art, primarily collage, has been shown in galleries throughout New York. Eddie is a NYC native who spent years in Berlin, where he released records on electronic labels like !K7 and Eskimo. The started playing as a band in 2011 and began recording songs almost immediately as part of their songwriting process. Following this debut, they have plans to release a full-length album later this year.
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In 2008, Todd Pendu created and curated the NY EYE & EAR FESTIVAL & RECORD FAIR which ran for 3 consecutive years, and featured over 100 NYC-based bands including Blank Dogs, Sightings, Liturgy, Cult of Youth, Blondes as well as over 50 NYC-based record labels including Matador, Wierd, Lovepump. In January 2010, he began the PENDU DISCO parties at Glasslands. The party was an instant success from its inaugural show featuring SALEM and during its two year run, hosted over 50 events featuring performances from Le1f, Light Asylum, Led Er Est, White Ring, Cosmetics, and legends such as Black Devil Disco Club as well as hosting the debut NYC performances of White Car, King Dude, Gatekeeper…
The record label, Pendu Sound, originally started as a cassette and CD-r label but released its first vinyl in 2006 with a compilation dedicated to John Cage featuring NYC noise artists like Excepter and Big A little a. Over the last few years, Pendu Sound has released and debuted the music of ATelecine led by ex-pornstar Sasha Grey and is credited with discovering the talented Chelsea Wolfe while releasing her first two albums and has more recently released albums by Starred and Von Haze, both of which are quickly growing cult audiences.