Sunday, November 3, 2013

Artist Of The Day: Tancred

We may have to wait until 2014 for a new Now, Now record, but it's hard to complain with Tancred's brand new self-titled record out for consumption. For the uninformed, Tancred is Now, Now guitarist/backing vocalist Jess Abbott's solo project, and after two stripped down acoustic releases she has released a record that stands up to the best of Now, Now. While the ambient electronics that made Threads so unique and fantastic are nonexistent in Tancred, the guitar based sound works to separate the two projects. Opener "The Ring" is almost bouncy in its guitar riff and melody, but the emotional strain on Jess's voice permeates throughout the song, a standard matched throughout the whole album. It's a fantastic effort for something that isn't even close to the main priority for Jess, as Now, Now is touring through the release of this record. However, it's a nice little sign that her creative juices are still flowing, leading into higher hopes for Now, Now's expected 2014 release. You can stream and purchase the record on Topshelf Records's Bandcamp page.

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