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The Tablets

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States
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"Picksysticks - "Vladimir", a slow burning, love ballad that mashes '60s girl group harmonies with dark-pop melodies""

Think prom queen, slow dancing while eating the flesh off her date in a crowded gym, infested with the undead. The band playing in the background would be The Tablets, fronted by Liz Godoy. The song? "Vladimir", a slow burning, love ballad that mashes 60's girl group harmonies with dark-pop melodies fittingly suited for this zombie prom. This Brooklyn-based band, just releasing their first song of a series of quirky videos is part of their upcoming debut LP which drops (dead) June 4th. Check out their video for "Vladimir" below. - Picksysticks


"WYMA - "We are happy to share their trance-inducing mix of dance-rock and shoegaze in this live video""

We recently featured music from Liz Godoy's Tablets, and are happy to have another chance to share their trance-inducing mix of dance-rock and shoegaze in this live video for "Flowers".
There are a lot of postpunk female-fronted bands playing a take on garage or beach rock. There aren't many playing stuff this dark and jagged. It's well worth checking out. The album will be out June 4. - When You Motor Away


"Owl and Bear - Poetic Memory: The Tablets"

As a wise man (or was it a pony boy?) once said, nothing gold can stay. That’s especially true of San Diego’s most buzzworthy bands, many of which tend to leave America’s Finest City™ in their rear-view at the first sign of fame. And while acts like The Soft Pack and Wavves may have skipped town as soon as the getting was good, at least The Tablets formed their band after they moved to Brooklyn.

The Tablets are the new project from Liz Godoy and Brenden Beu, whose earlier band, The Fearsome Sparrow, favored electronic ambiance. But the duo’s new project sets a different course, taking ’60s-era pop and stone washing it in a bath of ’80s New Wave, lo-fi production, and a prevailing, provocative darkness that would feel right at home on the soundtrack to a European lesbian vampire flick.

There are shades of Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle in Godoy’s hypnotic vocals on the ominous “Pray a Fight,” while the lovely “Vladimir” sounds like someone kidnapped The Magnetic Fields’ Claudia Gonson and made her a prisoner of Twin Peaks‘ Black Lodge (but, you know, in a fun way). Throughout it all, Godoy’s intimate delivery pulls you close, whispering each lyric in your ear like a tantalizing secret.

Continuing in that personal vein, Godoy was kind enough to share some of her influences with us. You can read that list — which includes everything from all-female Mexican pop music to ’80s TV theme songs — below. - Owl and Bear


"Guthoerenistwichtig - Ganz schön frech: THE TABLETS"

Wer es wagt, mein Lieblingslied der Legendary Pink Dots “I Love You In Your Tragic Beauty” zu covern muss entweder verdammt gut oder wird in Ewigkeit verdammt sein.
Bei Soundcloud gab es das Teil zum Anhören, leider inzwischen wieder entfernt worden.
Also, ich bin unsicher, ob Liz Godoy das darf und was ich davon halten soll. Vielleicht gibt es ja doch noch eine andere Möglichkeit..

THE TABLETS
machen Halbkrach.

Lo-Fi-Synthie-Sounds für Liebende steht geschrieben. Jedenfalls hier kann uneingeschränkt zugestimmt werden.

Liz Godoy studierte in jungen Jahren in Tijuana, Mexico Piano und Ballett bevor sie durch ihre Tanzstudien nach Cuba ging. Zurück in der Heimat machte sie der Studiererei müde geworden daran, sich intensiver mit “ihrer” eigenen Musik zu beschäftigen. Nachdem 2010 ihre Band “The Fearsome Sparrow” auflöste
beschäftigte sie sich mit der Entwicklung eigener Songs.

Man hört auf ihrem Solo-Debüt ihre Vorlieben zum Sixties-Pop bis zu den Independent-Hits der 80ger Jahre, Garagensound, Spielzeugschlagzeug, mexikanische Girlie-Pop-Töne verbinden sich mit wavigen Sounds und machen mit ihren einnehmenden verzwickten Melodien, die sich in den Gehörgängen schnell festkrallen
(Who Killed The Electric Blanket?) und mit Orgelgeorgel unterlegt werden richtig Spaß.
Vladimir klingt wie eine elektrifizierte Variante zwischen Abba und den Eurythmics.

Ganz schön frech. Hauptsache, die Frisur sitzt. - Guthoerenistwichtig


"The Majestic Show - Brooklyn’s The Tablets is a perfect example of the spirit of indie music."

Even though the term “indie” has lost most of its meaning over the last decade, we still appreciate the work of true independent artists. Brooklyn’s The Tablets is a perfect example of the spirit of indie music.This is the newest project of Liz Godoy (The Fearsome Sparrow).With a blend of toy drums, garage rock vibes, and pop prowess....This is music for any occasion or every occasion.You will find yourself coming back to these tunes again and again. - The Majestic Show


"Radio Alterno - Canción del Día: The Tablets – Tablets"

Song of the Day

- Radio Alterno


"Innocent Words - The Tablets, which is the music of the very fantastic Liz Godoy.."

The Tablets, which is the music of the very fantastic Liz Godoy, is releasing their s/t debut LP on June 4th as a special edition along with a live EP.

Liz studied piano and ballet In Tijuana and Culiacan, Mexico at a very young age, and her dance studies eventually took her to Cuba. Upon returning to Mexico, she retired from the dancing world and decided to pick-up where she left off with music. She’s in Brooklyn now. This record’s got ’60s garage pop undertones, some dark’80s new wave vibes and hints of some of her favorite childhood Mexican girl-pop dance tunes. Farfisa, grit guitars and more…it is a great one. Liz composed, arranged & co-produced it alongside Brenden Beu (Male Bonding, Pissed Jeans, o’death). - Innocent Words


"Pacific Coast Blog - Meet Brooklyn: The Tablets"

The Tablets self titled debut is coming out on June 4th as a special edition along with a live EP. The Tablets is the music of the very fantastic Liz Godoy. Liz studied piano and ballet In Tijuana and Culiacan, Mexico. Her dance studies eventually took her to Cuba. Upon returning to Mexico, she retired from the dancing world and decided to pick-up where she left off with music. She’s in Brooklyn now. This record’s got ’60s garage pop undertones, some dark’80s new wave vibes and hints of some of her favorite childhood Mexican girl-pop dance tunes. Farfisa, grit guitars and more…it is a great one. Liz composed, arranged & co-produced it alongside Brenden Beu (Male Bonding, Pissed Jeans, o’death). - Pacific Coast Blog


"WYMA - New Lo-Fi Synth Dreampop Discovery"

The Tablets is a one-woman project of Liz Godoy, and it's both catchy and unusual. She incorporates a lot of familiar pop moves - the punk backbeat on some of the cuts, the fuzzy, sort of shoegaze guitar which almost (but not quite) overwhelms the vocals - but she approaches it from a slightly different angle, incorporating more synths and electronic beats than is usual in this type of dream pop. She's originally from Mexico (though a resident of Brooklyn now), and incorporates some Mexican dance/pop influences, too... It's a very interesting combination. - When You Motor Away


"On Tour Monthly - "The Tablets art-house approach on 60’s austere pop is merged deftly with 80’s synth.""

New York’s electronic haze makers The Tablets are releasing a new series of live videos leading to the launch of their upcoming debut album. Their art-house approach on 60’s austere pop is merged deftly with 80’s synth, as their first single “Vladimir” attests. Enjoy! - On Tour Monthly


"Double Denim Records - The Tablets:Tablets"

This one from The Tablets drips with a hazy sound reminscent of ‘Young Liars’-era TV On The Radio. Blown-out toy drums tick with lo-fi abandon alongside fuzzed out bass and withdrawn organ while singer Liz recalls Nico with her deadpan delivery and slightly strange enunciation. Honeyed pop melodies hold things together into a nice gooey mess. - Double Denim Records


"The Deli NY - NYC YEAR END POLL 2011, RESULTS FOR INDIE POP"

"Who knew toy drums could sound this sexy? Liz Godoy's deadpan dreaminess brings the love out of otherwise tin can percussion in songs like Sugar Coated and Armistice, all with the help of her power-stomping nine piece band. Godoy has fronted more than a couple great bands in her time, but The Tablets brings out her inner dancer more than anything I've heard yet." - The Deli New York


"Design Collector - The Tablets EP"

The Tablets are the songs of Liz Godoy. Roomy rythmes of Brooklyn based indie raised band bring the atmosphere of happy-go-lucky mood. - Designcollector


"Remezcla - The Tablets – “Who Killed the Electric Blanket”"

"Brooklyn-based The Tablets make lo-fi synthesized dreampop for lovers. Lead by darling Liz Godoy, "Who Killed the Electric Blanket” is a poetic and bittersweet lyrical soliloquy.... Enjoy the lyrically creative and smooth electro synth melodies" - Remezcla


"Seismic Sound - NEW ARTIST & TWO NEW TRACKS: “Vladimir” & “Tablets”"

The 11 tracks that make up the self-titled The Tablets debut LP showcase Liz’s wide range of influences from ’60s garage and pop, to dark ’80s and new wave and some of her favorite childhood Mexican girl-pop dance tunes perfectly balanced with gritty shoe-gaze guitars and distorted Farfisa. - Seismic Sound


"The In Store - Here is how to enjoy The Tablets’ record:"

Proceed to your nearest art school in your coolest outfit. Sit among a group of really rad-looking students, preferably smoking cigarettes. Play The Tablets’ self-titled album and nod along to the music, standing occasionally to twirl back and forth with your hair in your face while you snap-n-wiggle to the infectious beat. Those truly committed to the experience may consider taking a Xanax recreationally beforehand.
Liz Godoy–the single permanent member of the Brooklyn-based band–has crafted an album of dreamy, lo-fi pop songs to listen to while, ideally, braiding flowers into your summer lover’s long hair. Godoy’s sound is reminiscent of The Doors, or a messy-drunk Cat Power. It’s hard to listen to it and not be lulled into a bit of chair dancing by the quick, catchy groove of the songs–it’s also hard to stay in that chair for very long. The whole record is just fun to listen to while still having musically interesting foundation with tight and focused instrumentation, and would make an ideal summer party soundtrack. - The In Store


"BTB - With Roots in Noise and Pop, The Tablets Emerge with a Spectrum of Sound"

“I’d rather grab a crappy guitar and be like how awesome can I make this sound, you know? Instead of having this really awesome new guitar and I just feel like, well, whatever,” said the musician Liz Godoy, over our tiny table at Little Skip’s in Bushwick recently. - Brooklyn the Borough


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Still working on that hot first release.

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The Tablets are the songs of mexican-brooklyn-based Liz Godoy.

For The Tablets self-titled debut LP, she composed and arranged, as well as co-produced the album alongside Brenden Beu (Male Bonding, Pissed Jeans, o'death) She plays live with a plethora of artists and you can find her playing as a duo or with up to seven musicians from show to show.

In early 2010, following the hiatus of her previous band 'the fearsome sparrow', Liz began writing a series of songs that are solely hers.The 11 tracks that make up the self-titled The Tablets debut LP, are more than the sum of their parts; upon listening, you can clearly hear Liz's wide range of influences from 60's garage and pop, to dark 80's and new wave and some of her favorite childhood mexican girl-pop dance tunes perfectly balanced with gritty shoe-gaze guitars and distorted Farfisa, giving counterpoint to her sweet understated vocals. But Godoy's songwriting is more than that, as you will hear in the slow-tempo, obscure and heart-breaking "Armistice" and the ominous "Pray a Fight", she's determined to keep writing without prejudice, to genre or style.

Liz studied piano and ballet In Tijuana and Culiacan, Mexico at a very young age, and her dance studies eventually took her to Cuba. Upon returning to Mexico, she retired from the dancing world and decided to pick-up where she left off with music.

While a resident of Southern California, Liz played keys and sang background vocals with the short-lived experimental noise band Tetsunori, who pressed an EP mixed by Jimmy LaValle (of The Album Leaf,Tristeza and The Locust) and shared the stage with acts like The Blackheart Procession.
Later she co-founded the fearsome sparrow with Brenden Beu, who shared the stage with The Locust and The Album Leaf before releasing their first full-length, Idiot Savants. the fearsome sparrow moved to Brooklyn in the summer of 2005 and enjoyed moderate success.Their second full length album, Shimmer was greatly received, and led them to be nominated by the Deli Magazine in their list of the best new bands of 2009 along with acts such as Talk Normal, Sleigh Bells and The Dirty Projectors.They have also played shows alongside the Suckers and Kaiser Cartel.