Reviewed by: Bryan Culver
February is always the most miserable winter month. Here’s the thing: sometimes you need a quick escape to remind you that sandy beaches, pop up beer gardens, and crowded street festivals are just around the corner. Seattle-based indie rockers Tangerine have you covered: the three-piece’s latest Sugar Teeth EP, released via Swoon Records, is a tightly-packed collection of boardwalk love jams doused in powdered sugar and sprinkles.
Tangerine is comprised of sisters Marika & Miro Justad and Toby Kuhn. They serve a blend of ’90s pop radio sensibilities and indie rock kicks. The EP’s four tracks launches off with “Tender” which features a driving guitar riff that could fit into a Strokes record. Like the track’s title, Marika’s succulent vocals sound like they could pop at any time like a pink, sticky gum bubble. “Wild at Heart” is a most assertive tune with a crunchy guitar drive and a West Coast pop-punk vibe. “Sugar Teeth” dials it down with a sweet summer romance burner. The band delivers on all cylinders leaving the listener yearning for more.