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Chris Thorne, Lil' Chris Balingit, and Liz Suh phone it in from Hawthorne, CA. They call themselves an experimental pop band, but man is that selling it short. Expect blown out and epic synth swirls, with vocals sometimes shouted, sometimes intoned, and drumming courtesy of an octopus. Tan Dollar makes me wanna jump around the room climbing the walls and pumping my fist, kinda like Indian Jewelry in their Suicide moments (cf. 'Lost My Sight'), except way posi. Don't get me wrong, I'm like a pig in shit with all the hazy, laconic, washed-out (etc.) lo-fi around these days, but Tan Dollar inject some much appreciated exuberance into things while still keeping it plenty gritty and plenty weird, along with SoCal homies like Dash Jacket and Wonder Wheel. Open the sunroof and crank it.

Nadav Carmel, KDVS 02/19/2010


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