Thursday, February 23, 2012
New Single by Black Tambourine
If you asked many of the current noise pop bands to name significant influences, you would expect to see the Black Tambourine at or near the top of the list. Fortunately for fans of the genre, the band has emerged from their retirement to perform again. They also have recorded a double 7", and downloadable EP, of Ramones covers entitled OneTwoThreeFour. While we have to wait until May for Slumberland Records to release the album, we don't have to wait to enjoy the track "What's Your Game". In this slowed-down, feedback-heavy version of the Ramones' song, Pam Berry's lead vocals are supplemented by an all star backing band of The 'Rinettes -- Linda Smith, Rose Melberg (Tiger Trap and others), Dee Dee (Dum Dum Girls) and Jenny Robbins (Honeymoon Diary). Having Black Tambourine back is enough, but the 'Rinettes give it an extra-special sheen.
So, for now, enjoy this song. We promise to be back with more when the album is released.