Seattle’s Tangerine announce tour dates including SXSW and Treefort Fest

By on March 12, 2014


Tangerine are excited to announce their recent partnership with Seattle’s Fin Records. The rain city four piece are releasing a brand new digital single with b-side through Fin in the coming weeks, but will first hit the road, making their SXSW debut as well as playing dates throughout the western states, culminating with performances at the Treefort Music Festival in Boise, ID. Tangerine are looking forward to a productive 2014 as they continue to build upon the success of their Radical Blossom EP, which garnered praise last summer and fall from Bust, Death + Taxes, NME, Bitch, Tom Tom Magazine, Seattle Weekly, and a nod as Guardian “Band Of the Day” among many other mentions. Upcoming tour dates and SXSW schedule below.


“Tangerine make sweet melodies that nod to ’60s pop and a little to R&B (original and latterday varieties – no, seriously), guitar solos that are models of economy and lots of bashing, crashing drums. It’s dreamy, lovely stuff, even at its most shambolic, and the sound is sort of mid-fi – not quite a tinny shambles, with enough polish and gloss to attract non-indie fans.” The Guardian


Stream the Radical Blossom EP on BandCamp


Tangerine, comprised of sisters Marika Justad (lead vocalist, songwriter) and Miro Justad (drums), alongside Toby Kuhn (guitar) and Ryan Baker (bass), have had a prolific and well received start to their relatively brief history as a band, setting aside the Justad sisters history of making music together since the ages of 13 and 15 respectively. Tangerine played their first show in January 2013 and self-released their first EP, Pale Summer, a few months later in March. Ambitious in nature, they quickly followed with Radical Blossom in August, which won national and international recognition.


United through family ties and an incredibly close knit friendship that sees the band spending most days together, Tangerine (named for a Led Zeppelin song) draws upon on a diverse range of inspirations, from the Breeders and Fleetwood Mac, to the Velvet Underground and 90s R&B. Never predictable, they have established their own breezy and unique sound-raw, catchy, and tender melodies that are fresh yet nostalgic, and uniquely West Coast. Marika’s husky and hauntingly beautiful voice layers an R&B vibe over the fuzzy Pixies-esque sounds created by Toby’s guitar work. Ryan and Miro, bass and drums, groove as one in the rhythm section to drive Tangerine in a way that anybody can sway and dance to, at times resulting in a stylized chaos, at others, a smooth funkiness.


Stay tuned for news about the band’s forthcoming digital single in the coming weeks.


Upcoming Tour Dates:




11 – Bar 512 (408 E. 6th St.) at 1:00 am

12 – The Lively Manor (11023 Arroyo Canyon) at 4:30 pm

14 – The Ghost Cat House (House Show, Contact for Time/Location)


16 – Tulsa, OK – Sound Pony

17 – Kansas City, KS – Black And Gold

18 – Denver, CO – Rhinoceropolis

19 – Logan, UT – Smith House

20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Woodshed

22 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Festival (Woodland Empire Brewery)

23 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Festival (Main Stage)



Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.