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

Tamaryn Brown, better known solely by her forename, "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]

In late the summer/early autumn of 2016, Tamaryn performed as the opening act on Lush's brief North American reunion tour.[10]



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.[11]


  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. ^ "On set filming with Bret Easton Ellis". Archived from the original on March 18, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ "TAMARYN". Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  11. ^ Cooper, Adam (May 1, 2011). "Rex Shelverton's 2011 Tamaryn Guitar Rig". GuitarGeek.Com.

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