Tangerine release ‘Nothing Better’ video; announce Bumbershoot Music Festival performance

By on May 20, 2014


Seattle’s Tangerine are excited to debut the music video for their recently released single “Nothing Better”.  The digital single, produced by Martin Feveyear (Mudhoney, Mark Lanegan, Damian Jurado), includes the b-side “Northern Line” and is available on iTunes via Fin Records.With “Nothing Better”,  “Tangerine Deliver The Indie-Pop Of Your Pacific Northwest Dreams” write MTV Buzzworthy. Tangerine are looking to upcoming performances at the  2014 Bumbershoot Music Festival as well as Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party. Dates below.


Watch the music video for “Nothing Better” on YouTube

“Nothing Better” + “Northern Line” on iTunes

According to lead vocalist Marika Justad, “Nothing Better” “is about having fun, even recklessly so, in the face of boredom and having a love/hate affair with your hometown, which you feel stuck in.” For the music video the band “wanted to show our city, but some of the funkier, less iconic aspects of it (no space needle, skyline, etc).”  The music video for “Nothing Better” was directed by band member’s Marika and Miro Justad’s sister Jade Justad, and shot by Ty Migota in the SODO industrial area of Seattle.


The “Nothing Better” single follows upon the success of Tangerine’s 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. Recently the band made their debut appearance at SXSW and completed a tour of western states with dates including The Treefort Music Festival.


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 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.




Upcoming Shows:


July – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party (Date/Venue TBA)


September 01 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Music Festival


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.