Tan Sister Radio
Born of the stacked suburban boxes of southern California, Tan Sister Radio, its 20-year old members known colloquially as Sadie, Eye Lid Kid, Dirty Girl, and Mr. Landis, were weened on Westerberg, danced with Dylan, and spent their sleepless teen years staring at their eyelids with Al Green singing them sweetly in love, but they now write songs for the latter generation, and for nearly half a decade they have been forcing Dirty Projectors or Sonic Youth or the White Stripes into their mold. They always look to the music to be their giving mother and guiding father, their toy and their gun. They’ve locked themselves in hot rehearsal rooms, headlined shows in their garage for the neighborhood girls, toured dirty floors, and shifty stages up and down the west coast.
“Music with an imagination, a crazed drive through the backwoods of a huge sleeping city, Tan Sister Radio seems to write the songs you didn’t know you needed to hear but after you do you need to hear them again. This band is a car wreck, an asylum escape, a burning field of your dreams” -James Otwest (Razzle Dazzle Records)