HEAR THIS: The Tambo Rays

July 18. 2017 | By Wayne Jessup


It’s been an up and down journey for Oakland’s The Tambo Rays and we’re happy to report that they’re back on the upswing! With a brand new EP Recharge that released on OIM Records July 17th, and an appearance at Noise Pop’s free 20th St Block Party on August 19th, (benefiting the Mission Language and Vocational School), there’s plenty to get excited about.

We’ve had the pleasure of seeing them live over the last few years, but it’s been a wait since their debut EP Kaleidoscope, and time spent moonlighting with Waters paid off as the bittersweet pull of first single “Get It Right Now” will attest. Fronted by the brother/sister combo of Brian and Sara DaMert, and joined by Greg Sellin, Bob Jakubs, and newest member Lisa Weiss, the Tambo Rays walk a fine line between sugary synths and crunchy guitars, and you can peep a video below for their driving new single “Yes And No.” As a bonus, we at The Nest are proud to provide these exclusive portraits of the band by our own Leslie Hampton.

The Tambo Rays are hosting an EP release show at The Night Light in Oakland on July 21st. For more information, click here.

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