New Music Critique: The Scarlet Tangerines

Production5
Lyrics6
Music6
Vocals6
Musicianship6
5.8

Recordings by Minnesota fivesome The Scarlet Tangerines demonstrate a consisently unfortunate disconnect between the band and its singer. In fact, instead of enhancing the work of these performers, the recording/mixing does quite the opposite. “The Night,” “Let Me Go” and “Undo You” are each plagued by a number of sonic is- sues. Bottom line is that the guitars, drums and vocals seem to have trouble lining up—even guitar flourishes sound off-key and oddly miss the beat. The biggest victim, however, is Heidi, whose flat-energy vocals sound as if they were recorded in a dead room without the band behind her. We suggest the band plug in, rock out and record live-in-studio to see what happens.

 

Contact: scarlettangerines@gmail.com
Web: soundcloud.com/scarlettangerines
Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Alt-Rock