As they take turns on the mic, the husband and wife duo makes music that teeters between atmospheric, moody art rock, and infectious dancey rock ‘n’ roll. --CMJ RELAY
With the 2001 release of their debut full-length, “Faust,” on the Animal World Recordings label, musical shape-shifters Tangemeenie sought to tap the potential of internet and MP3 technology to distribute and promote its eclectic, DIY indie pop from the very earliest days
The husband and wife duo toured briefly (including a CMJ performance at NYC’s Knitting Factory) and got national college radio airplay, but their focus always remained on recording and maintaining an on-line presence. Then due to a variety of personal circumstances (including the duo’s taking on lead roles in now-defunct indie rock group, Pocket Novel Mystery) Tangemeenie went on hiatus for the better part of five years
But Tangemeenie is back now, producing all new recordings and taking on its most ambitious material yet with a new full-length, entitled "The Gilded Age," planned for release early next year
Meanwhile, the group will be documenting the recording and production process for "The Gilded Age" and offering free downloads of tracks in progress from the new release both here and on its blog "Notes from a Gilded Cage" at tangemeenie.com.