NYC-based, sister-fronted, post-genre group, The New Tarot, gear up to release their third EP, God of Science, due out this Fall. Singles Heavy Metal, Tell Me You Like Me and Solid Sun paved the way, but the three yet-to-be-heard tracks are sure to satiate adoring listeners pleas for more tunes! The EP adopted the name of title track God of Science, a sardonic take on modern faith, yet the themes running through this collection have a much wider range - from social media-based egoism to ephemeral existence. Psychology Today, who premiered Heavy Metal did an in-depth interview with songwriter, Monika Walker, on its theme: magical consciousness - its been a fan-favorite ever since.
Previous EP, STELLA!, made a splash with Memory Kills, which made its debut on NYLON, who describe the single, ethereal, but too tough to be called dreamy, and upbeat in all the right places. The video for title track, Stella, premiered on CMJ this past Halloween, which was fitting for the spooky vibe and haunted set, where it was shot. A new video for That Aint Me is currently in post-production - unlike Stella, this next video is completely animated.
Inspired by the grooves of David Bowie, Regina Spektor and The Flaming Lips, The New Tarot create songs that Music Times call one part synth-filled pop, one part thrashing alternative rock, a splash of sisterhood and a sprinkle of the occult. Diffuser.fm praise the unqiue sound of the group stating, The New Tarot flip alternative rock on its head with the powerful stories found in their irresistible songs. They've previously been featured on BreakThru Radio, Last FM, SoFar Sounds (NYC and Athens, Greece) and other studio sessions. With love from Consequence of Sound, Bitch Magazine, Indie Shuffle, Baeble Music and many more, theres no signs of slowing down - especially with a full-length album on the way.
The Walker sisters, Monika (vocals/guitar) and Karen (vocals/keyboard), formed their band in the spring of 2014. While performing poetry outside Union Squares subway entrance, Monika Walker captivated the attention of a passing man, who would later become the bands manager. After hearing the brilliance in Monikas use of verbiage and poetry, and learning she had a sister studying music composition at college, the soon-to-be manager convinced Karen to leave college and pursue a career in music with her sister. Now, a full band supports them: Chas Langston (drums), Dave Kahn (bass) , Beth Callen (guitar) and David Banker (trombone). The sextet creates archetypes throughout their music and their stories are filled with chaos, harmony and the concept of space within ourselves and the universe.
Headlining Brooklyns Knitting Factory and Manhattans Le Poisson Rouge and playing at other major NYC venues, including Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, The Slipper Room and The Bitter End, The New Tarot has taken off like a rocket within two years. The band played at The Delis CMJ event, after the publication dubbed them a band to Keep An Ear On.