American emo band from Houston, Texas, formed in 1994, disbanded in 1997 and reformed in 2014.
Though technically the band's third full-length, Out of the Garden is Tancred's first truly cohesive record: a mission statement that underscores the "power" in power-pop and is punctuated by lyrics as razor-sharp as the hooks.
Written over a two-year period during a break from touring, the album's emphasis on re-defining feminine expectations was shaped by primary songwriter Jess Abbott's experiences living in Minneapolis and working at a liquor store in a rough part of town.
After writing and tracking every song in her apartment, Abbott (also of beloved Minneapolis trio Now, Now) enlisted Kevin Medina and Terrence Vitali to add drums and bass to her demos. The band then traveled to LA to record with OFF! bassist Steven McDonald and That Dog vocalist/guitarist Anna Waronker.
Both producers proved to be the perfect collaborators, with each elevating the final takes via their specific areas of expertise — Waronker helped Abbott achieve the raw vocal attitude exhibited on songs like the seething "Hang Me," while McDonald orchestrated the tailor-made guitar tones and trashy drum sounds highlighted on standouts like "Joey."
As a result, Out of the Garden showcases Tancred shedding its former skin in favor of a bolder and infinitely more confident sound.
This White Light
THIS WHITE LIGHT, featuring guitarist Greg Anderson (Engine Kid, Sunn O))), Goatsnake), drummer Jade Devitt (Engine Kid, ), bassist Bryan Herweg (Pelican), and vocalist Jen Wood (solo artist and formerly of Tattle Tale and collaborator with The Postal Service)
This White Light explore the contrast of darkness & light. Their music is delicate when called for, powerful when necessary.