Tangerine

Tangerine

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“Blending lush dream pop (The Church) with sensitive balladry (Paul Westerberg), the Pittsburgh foursome triumph... creating addictive, moody landscapes underneath singer Tony Matz's gravely, emotive vocals. ” - Pork Tartare.

Biography

Every now and again, the world of music throws up something out of the ordinary, something that in its time, quality, and spirit just feels right.

Tangerine's 2004 album "Songs For The Now and Others Forever" is undoubtedly one such record - it captures a timeless mood with songs of both emotional and musical depth. Deep alluring vocals backed by swirling guitars continue the bands reputation of "Leaving you wanting more every time" according to Pittmusic.com

It's been a whirlwind kind of ride for Tangerine since bursting onto the music scene in late 2002. Their first, self-released, 6-song debut EP was critically acclaimed and their audiences immediately became fervent and loyal. "With great melodic hooks and engaging, mature lyrics, Tangerine has that intangible something that makes it stand out. This is an outstanding release by one of Pittsburgh's best new bands. Catch them while you can." - Pittsburgh Magazine

And "catch them while you can" is exactly what Tangerine did. In just over a year the band completed multiple tours - both the East and West coasts, Canada and the Midwest. "There's no question that Tangerine has an allure about them," says Music Connection Magazine who also ranked their debut EP as "One of the top 25 U.S. demo releases of 2002". Rave reviews in national publications like Music Connection and Empire Magazine, riveting live performances, plus airplay on dozens of diverse radio stations contributed to the sell out of their debut Demo EP in 10 only months.

Despite their rigorous schedule, the band self-released a 3-song single previewing some of the material from "Songs For The Now and Others Forever" in fall of 2003. The Free Times cooed, "Tangerine is simply mesmerizing. With their breathtaking music and riveting live performances, this band is undoubtedly at the top of their game, and they've only just begun."

By early 2004 all 3 songs featured on their single earned airplay throughout the US and Canada on commercial, college and public radio so it's no surprise it too sold out before the full length hit the shelves. As the fast-paced journey continues there is little question that the unique sound and commercial acceptance of "Songs For The Now And Others Forever" will mark the firm establishment of Tangerine as a player in the music community. “Tangerine will almost certainly go far -- the band’s already sparking industry interest, and in the Travis/Coldplay/Keane climate, why not? Songs for the Now and Others Forever is certainly as good as, say, most of [Coldplay's] Parachutes.” - Pittsburgh City Paper

"Songs for the Now and Others Forever" is released in conjunction with Vochella Records and is available online and in select record stores now.

NEWS: The Tangerine song "Crescendo" has recently been added into 91.3 WYEP's daily rotation! http://www.wyep.org/music_programs/
*added 3/27/05

NEWS:Tangerine fattens live sound in 2006 with addition of Tina Bolin on keys & vox.

NEWS: Now and Forever I-tunes Sales still strong.

NEWS: Tangerine continues recording during 06-07 planned release of new Material: Spring 2008.

Lyrics

The New Song

Written By: Tony Matz

Yesterday I was everything · She told me this with a smile · But as day’s go by she’d weaken · Until everything would change somehow · Now I see her older · With a grin so deep I couldn’t bear · And all this change that wanted her somehow · It burnt my eyes to the world out there · Those yesterdays were magic · She only spoke in bloom · But as days go by she’d wither · To sing a song of a different tune · Now her eyes show sorrow · Like a blue bird weeping sparrows tears · And everything that ever mattered · Seemed to be lost within those tears ·

Crescendo

Written By: Tangerine (Tony Matz)

I'm looking back and out, through a window · As a driver drives my world away · I’m left to just sit back, sit back and wonder · Who the hell am I supposed to be today? · Then I remember I was... · Was up all night, all night on a crescendo · Na-na-nah-na-nah-na-na-yeah · Was up all night, all night on a crescendo · Well, Na-na-nah-na-yeah · Went from train to plane, now I'm flying · Couldn't get much more nicotine inside of me · I'm left with a heart that burns fire · Now ashes are all I have left to breathe · And as I burden myself one step higher · I think of a love I long to see · But does she remember me? · I’m up all night, all night on a crescendo · Na-na-nah-na-nah-na-na-yeah · Was up all night, all night on a crescendo · Well, Na-na-nah-na-yeah · Now I'm on the ground, new window · Could someone tell me when I'm supposed to breathe? · I guess my mind's just getting tired · From all this anxiety inside of me · So as I walk the ground I wonder · Who's doing this thinking inside of me? · Then I remember I was... · Was up all night, all night on a crescendo · Na-na-nah-na-nah-na-na-yeah · Was up all night, all night on a crescendo · Oh, won't you take me home ·

Discography

Songs For The Now And Others Forever (2004)
- Produced by Tony Matz, Mixed by Peter Beckerman/Tony Matz, Mastered by Bob Ludwig @ Gateway Mastering
- One of the top 10 artists/releases of 2004 - WYEP 91.3 FM Year in Review Book
- Airplay confirmed on numerous stations in multiple markets

3 Song Single (2003) SOLD OUT
- Produced by Tony Matz, Mixed by Peter Beckerman & Tony Matz, Mastered by Fred Kevorkian @ Absolute Audio
- All tracks received airplay on multiple stations

Tangerine - EP (2002) SOLD OUT
- Produced by Tony Matz, Mixed by Peter Beckerman/Tony Matz, Mastered by Fred Kevorkian @ Absolute Audio
- One of the top 25 U.S. demo releases of 2002 - Music Connection Magazine
- One of the top 10 releases of 2002 -WYEP 91.3 FM Year in Review Book
- Airplay confirmed on numerous stations in multiple markets

Radio formats airing Tangerine's material include; AAA, College, & Modern Rock

Set List

Tangerine is ASCAP affliated and performs material available on their CD's and in radio rotation.