Oakland-based pop-rockers The Tambo Rays
to release new EP, Recharge,
out July 17th via OIM Records
“Distinguished by the two DaMert’s complimentary vocals and a shimmering, danceable style, they fondly recall the mid-’00s days of Shout Out Louds, Metric and Moonbabies.” – BrooklynVegan
“…the band is led by saccharine-voiced Sara DaMert, who lends a cherubic, innocent feel to the Tambo Rays’ bubbly, indie-pop jams.” – SF Weekly
Listen: The Tambo Rays – “Get It Right Now’
(Brooklyn, NY) In examining the sound, story and circumstances injected into Oakland-based indie-pop-rock band The Tambo Rays’ new EP, you would be hard pressed to come up with a more fitting title than Recharge.
The project has been on again off again since its inception in 2012 by founder Brian DaMert (guitar, vox) who soon found an immediately furthered kinship with his sister, Sara (lead vox), who joined with no previous musical experience. Joined by Greg Sellin (bass/ back vox) and Bob Jakubs (drums), The Tambo Rays would soon go on to release their debut EP, Kaleidoscope.
The momentum would be quickly interrupted, however, as the DaMert’s and Sellin found success as members of WATERS with the failing health of Brian and Sara’s father weighing on them through his passing in 2015.
“The past two years have been a healing process,” shares Brian. “Writing music was a form of therapy during these turbulent times, what came out of it was this EP.”
With Recharge, The Tambo Rays craft buoyant, sun-soaked pop-rock as Sara’s infectious vocals and energy spring out like the prismatic light structures their father was famous for creating in the 70s. The EPs five life-affirming tracks respond to the uncertainties we all face with radiant positivity and saccharine, driving pop-rock reminiscent of golden-era Blondie. The EP also marks the band’s first release with Lisa Weiss (keys) who joined in 2016.
Look for Recharge out July 17th via OIM Records and be sure to follow The Tambo Rays on any of their social channels detailed below.
The Tambo Rays links
The Tambo Rays tour dates:
7/21 – EP Release Party at Night Light in Oakland, CA
8/19 – Noise Pop 20th Street Block Party w/ Neon Indian in San Francisco, CA