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Genres Dream pop, neo-psychedelia, gothic rock, shoegazing, noise pop
Years active 2008–present
Labels Troubleman Records, M'Lady's Records, True Panther Sounds, Hell, Yes! Records, Mexican Summer
Website www.tamarynmusic.com

Tamaryn is a vocalist born in New Zealand and now living in New York.[1] She has worked with longtime collaborator Rex John Shelverton (Portraits of Past, The Audience, Vue and Bellavista) since 2008.[2] Since 2011, Tamaryn has collaborated with several different artists on a vast array of multimedia projects.


Following the 2008 self-released debut EP, Led Astray, Washed Ashore (later reissued on Troubleman Records), Tamaryn released several 7" singles.

In September 2010, Tamaryn's full-length debut The Waves was released on Mexican Summer/Kemado Records.

In May 2011, Tamaryn's song "Cascades" was rearranged to provide the soundtrack to artist Richard Phillips' short film Lindsay Lohan, which starred the actress herself.[3]

In July 2011, True Panther Sounds released a 7" by Les Demoniaques, a project featuring Tamaryn and Dee Dee Penny of Dum Dum Girls covering "Teenage Lust" by The Jesus and Mary Chain.[4]

November 2011 saw Tamaryn providing guest vocals on Mexican Summer's 100th release, a 12" by Ford & Lopatin.[5]

In late summer 2012, Mexican Summer released "I'm Gone," the first single from Tamaryn's second album Tender New Signs, which was released in October of that year.[6][7]

On Record Store Day 2013, Mexican Summer released a cover of Turning Shrines song "1/4 Circle Black" performed by Jorge Elbrecht (Lansing-Dreiden, Violens) and Tamaryn.

In 2014, Tamaryn was credited for the rebranding and creative direction of the Dum Dum Girls on that band's third Sub Pop album, Too True.[8]

In March 2014, Tamaryn provided the score to a short film written by Bret Easton Ellis, Are You Okay. Her collaborator on the project was former Coil and Psychic TV member Drew McDowall.[9]



Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Led Astray, Washed Ashore EP (2008, self-release; 2009, Troubleman Records)
  • "Return to Surrender" b/w "Ashore" 7" single (2009, M'Lady's Records)
  • "Mild Confusion b/w Light Shadows" 7" single (2009, True Panther Sounds/Matador Records)
  • "Weather War" single-sided 7" single (2009, Hell, Yes! Records)
  • "I'm Gone" digital single (2012, Mexican Summer)
  • "Heavenly Bodies" digital single (2012, Mexican Summer)

Other appearances[edit]

  • "Teenage Lust" (The Jesus and Mary Chain cover) single-side 7" flexi-disc by Les Demoniaques (Tamaryn and Dee Dee Penny of Dum Dum Girls) (2011, True Panther Sounds/Matador Records)
  • "Flying Dream" on "Snakes/Flying Dream" 12" single by Ford & Lopatin (2011, Mexican Summer)
  • "1/4 Circle Black" (Turning Shrines cover) single-sided 7" single by Jorge Elbrecht featuring Tamaryn (2013, Mexican Summer/Kemado Records)


A detailed gear diagram of Shelverton's 2011 Tamaryn guitar rig has been well-documented.[10]


  1. ^ "Underground band Tamaryn generates waves of emotion". Dailybreeze.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Rising: Tamaryn | News". Pitchfork. 2010-07-15. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Tamaryn Soundtracks Lindsay Lohan Short Film". Stereogum. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Les Demoniaques". True Panther. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Tamaryn / Ford & Lopatin / Shannon Funchess: "Snakes" / "Flying Dream" | Tracks". Pitchfork. 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  6. ^ "Tamaryn - "I'm Gone"". Mexicansummer.com. 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  7. ^ Phares, Heather (2012-10-16). "Tender New Signs - Tamaryn : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  8. ^ "when the sun hits.: Album Trailer: Dum Dum Girls || Too True". Whenthesunhitsblog.blogspot.com. 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/20140318041321/https://twitter.com/TAMARYNmusic/status/421092988878868480. Archived from the original on March 18, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Cooper, Adam (May 1, 2011). "Rex Shelverton's 2011 Tamaryn Guitar Rig". GuitarGeek.Com.

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