The New Tarot's most recent track 'America' is cutting hard down a June Carter track of First Aid Kit slide guitars, harmonies and darkness. Their Talking Heads odd side is let to run loose as and when they see fit, as the band jump between predictable writing, subverted by killer lyrics and synth space-outs. They're unique
RAW MEAT: Tell us about your local music scene; what’s your favourite local venue, are there any record labels or stores that we should look up, what’s the scene like where you're from?
THE NEW TAROT: We love Le Poisson Rouge, Arlene's Grocery and Baby's All Right. New York is what you make of it! We grew up playing down the street from our house at a local coffee shop that would let high school bands play on the weekends. That's the crowd my heart's still playin to.
Name one track or band that you love from the past.
I have been listening to lots of Morphine lately, I'm Free is one of my favorites.
Name one track or band that you're loving right now.
Childish Gambino's new stuff is killaaaaa.
What are you up to now?
Putting the finishing touches on our album and looking forward to the year ahead! Now it's time to write some more!
What can we expect from you next?
Our first album is coming sometime early this year. Get ready for an alien-themed space-fuelled poli sci-fi mystical experience!