Tangerine is a close-knit trio from Seattle, Washington that makes pop-infused rock n roll. Sisters Marika and Miro met guitarist Toby in high school and the three reunited in 2013 to found Tangerine. Their influences include The Clash, Sky Ferreira, Mazzy Star, Charli XCX, the Pixies, and more. Obsessed with 80s inflected guitars, complex instrumentals, and pop melodies, Tangerine exists somewhere at the crossroads of indie and mainstream, influenced as much by fashion, film, and pop culture as they are by their favorite musicians.
Since forming in 2013, they’ve been featured in NME, Nylon Magazine Indonesia, The Guardian, Impose, KUOW, MTV Buzzworthy, Rookie Mag, Tom Tom Magazine, The Seattle Times, The Philadelphia Daily news and more, and had original music appear in MTV’s Awkward and Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Survival on FOX.
This past spring, Tangerine released their EP “Sugar Teeth” and embarked on their first full US tour, including appearances at SXSW, Treefort Music Festival, Sasquatch! Music Festival, 107.7. The End’s Summer Camp, and the Capitol Hill Block Party. Their single “Tender” debuted at no #3 on the FMQB Specialty Radio Charts. This November, Tangerine joined SALES on a West Coast tour that included the Regent in Los Angeles and the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Spring 2017 dates TBA
HERE’S SOME THINGS PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT US:
“Masked under the playful riffs is a greater sense of restlessness…there’s something gentle and easy about the way they face the metaphorical unknown.“ — SHE SHREDS
While Tangerine have been termed ‘slacker pop’, these songs are ultra-refined and mindful. This is fast-faced, polished pop driven by intricate patterns and shifting tempos…it all flashes past until the title track closes the record on a more downbeat tone, with flanged guitars leading the way out. ‘the world is still a bright and novel place / we still get anxious, it still feels like a phase’ Miro and Marika sing, acknowledging the lingering tension between freedom and the fears that ride on it." — IMPOSE MAGAZINE
on the “Sugar Teeth” EP: “The band’s music has been characterized as surf pop, but has hints of R&B and good-natured ‘80s New Wave rock. The title track of this smartly-produced, four-song Ep features Marika Justad’s breathy, sexy vocal floating in a bath of atmospherically reverbed guitar. ‘Sunset,’ a hard-driving, eight-to-the-bar rocker, features a warbling hook brilliantly tossed back and forth as a guitar line…Nice writing! ‘Tender’ twangs and ‘Wild at Heart’ sneaks in a twinkling, Afro-pop guitar line. This band has legs.” — THE SEATTLE TIMES (PRINT)
“you know how before you get your drivers’ license, you fantasize about the moment when you can blow out of the DMV parking lot en route to a drive-thru…while blasting one very essential song that represents all the fun you’re about to have behind the wheel? Meet Tangerine, whose music would be just perfect for that moment.“ — ROOKIE MAG
on “Sunset: “the song opens with a grumbling bassline before layers of airy and distorted guitars ring out. Then whimsical, shouting vocals jump to the forefront before we hear from the guitars again on a delightfully freewheeling chorus.delightfully freewheeling…Tangerine’s translation of feeling is superb.“ — STEREOGUM
on “You’ll Always Be Lonely”: “It’s a gorgeous, gold-flecked reminder that love is pain and all relationships fail. “you’ll never come over”, croons Marika, sweetly delivering a bitter pill.“ — NOISEY VICE
“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, with enough polish and gloss to attract non-indie fans." — GUARDIAN
"Seattle’s Tangerine have cast themselves in the same mold as Swearin’ and Speedy Ortiz…the band know how to let rip, tearing through their ‘Pale Summer’ EP with the kind of energy Best Coast would love to recapture" — NME
"You’re thinking 60s, right? The 60s NEVER sounded like this, nothing sounded like this. Everything- the guitar fading back through, the plaintive edge to the lead vocal. The solid, never grating drum beat. The slightly abrasive, playful guitar solos: the fade to purple- tell everyone." — EVERETT TRUE
"Frontwoman Marika Justad sings with just a sprinkle of sass, as she teases her way through romantice lines like ‘say anything/it;s you and me’…If you like indie-pop at all, you will eat this up.” — MTV BUZZWORTHY