Photo courtesy of Tangerine

Locals Only Artist of the Month: Tangerine

July 2016

July 1, 2016

Seattle has long been a frontier town that attracts musicians who want to invent and reinvent – from Jimi Hendrix to Kurt Cobain to the next unnamed musical star. While the sound may change from decade to decade, the Northwest’s music scene is as vibrant as ever. And here at The End we feel it’s important to help put our homegrown talent in the forefront by giving you a taste of our cities musical richness.

Tangerine were our Locals Only Artist Of The Month back in January of 2015, but we are glad to be able to bring them back this month before they play Summer Camp 2016 in August! Get to know Tangerine below:


Formed in the fall of 2012, Tangerine is made up of sisters Marika and Miro Justad, Toby Kuhn, and Ryan Baker. Their 4-track EP, "Radical Blossom", received acclaim from the Guardian, NME, Tom, Tom Magazine, BUST, and more, and prompted festival spots at SXSW, Bumbershoot Music and Arts, the Capitol Hill Block Party, Treefort Music Festival, and more. Most recently, Tangerine released "Behemoth!", a 7-song EP that Rookie Mag called "gratifying, snappy, windows-down pop," and Vice called "...gorgeous, gold-flecked." 

Tangerine fuses an eclectic blend of influences, rooting them in the common ground of a catchy, pop sensibility. The band is primarily inspired by guitar-driven rock, reminiscent of the Cure and the Pixies, while vocalist Marika Justad fuses dreamy, Mazzy Star-like vocals with 90s R&B (think Brandy). Tangerine has come a long way in a short period of time, all before releasing their debut full-length.