When I first heard the Brooklyn duo Tanlines it was the freshest indie pop experience I’d ever had. In 2010 the band released a 6 song EP titled “Settings.” (With an album cover that oddly looked like Jim Carey laughing.) It was so incredibly unique I didn’t even know what to make of it at the time, all I knew is it was contagiously catchy and my foot was progressing from a steady tap to a full-on mid air kick. Their song “Real Life” demonstrates this perfectly.
Now it is 2012 and our little Tanlines have grown up so quickly. They are preparing to drop their first full length album Mixed Emotions in March and just released its first single “Brothers.” The song features the Tanlines drums, electro beats, and Delorean’esque hums I have grown to love. Tanlines strongest suite is carried by Eric Emm’s vocals who like LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy is just sort of talking, but man it’s super awesome talking.