LA-via-Seattle indie pop trio Tangerine – Korean-American sisters Marika & Miro Justad and Tobias Kuhn – today announced their new White Dove EP,due out October 19 via AWAL. Produced by Sanj & Luca Buccellati (Tei Shi), White Dove is sad enough to dance alone to, but bumps hard enough for your next crazy night out.
Billboard debuted the video for first album single “Local Mall.” Layered melodies floating over bright guitar and drums are the perfect backdrop to the golden hour scenes. Shot on an iPhone 8, it’s the first video the band directed and produced themselves (with cinematography by drummer Miro’s boyfriend Richie). The lyrics were inspired by a trip to Target that ended up taking much longer than anticipated and sparked some unexpected soul-searching.
As lead singer Marika explains: “It was during a time when we didn’t have any new music out and we weren’t playing shows and I began to feel like mundane tasks such as shopping at Target were masking this underlying sense of dread and anxiety. It’s about the strange friction of being an artist and feeling all these larger-than-life emotions that don’t fit the bland suburban reality that surrounds you.”
Marika, Miro and Tobias have been making music together since childhood. In 2017, Tangerine moved from Seattle to Los Angeles to pursue music full time. After recording singles “Fever Dream” and “Sly Moon,” produced by Michael Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age, Mini Mansions) and Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions), and touring the U.S. with Bleachers, they created the next step in their journey, White Dove.
White Dove is an 80s guitar-laced pop EP about yearning, nostalgia, female friendship & the messiness of finding yourself in your 20s. Stay tuned for more news from Tangerine coming soon!