Angie & Taleen’s friendship blossomed as they sent each other mixtapes between L.A. and Chicago. When Taleen moved back home in 2011 the two started jamming, blending her love of goth/shoegaze and Angie’s pop-riot sensibilities to create TÜLIPS: dreamy, punky noise pop with a riot grrrl bent. Soon after, they found a drummer and began to play local DIY and zine shows, with Taleen and Angie trading off on guitar and bass. After recording their LP, “Doom & Bloom,” which was mixed by Brad Laner of ’90s U.S. shoegazers Medicine, the girls quickly realized that they wanted to bring the same full guitar sound to their live show. They added a full-time bassist to the lineup, with the girls at the front both playing their guitars.
Today, TÜLIPS premiere the first single “Perfect Love” from the debut album Doom & Bloom, out November 13th. Stream the single here and check out the California tour dates below.
TÜLIPS is: Angie Bloom (vox/guitar), Taleen Kali (vox/guitar), Miles Faster (bass), Travis Moore (drums)
‘Doom & Bloom’
Street Date: November 13, 2015
4. Perfect Love
5. Dream Lover
6. Evil Eye
7. Pretty Girls
8. Queen’s Arms
10. Hopefully Hopefully
Nov 14 – Release party — Non Plus Ultra — Los Angeles
Nov 15 – The Continental room — Fullerton
Nov 17 – The Hideout — San Diego
Nov 18 – Blood Orange Infoshop — Riverside
Nov 19 – Alex’s Bar — Long Beach
Nov 20 – Hemlock Tavern — San Francisco
Nov 21 – Sgraffito — Oakland
Nov 22 – SubRosa Community Space — Santa Cruz
Dec 3 – lolipop records — L.A. Comeback show!