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-Tanlines don't sound anything like where they have come from - Brooklyn, NYC. Initially, Jesse Cohen pogo'ed in dance-y post-punk act, [url=http://www.last.fm/music/Professor%2520Murder?ac=professor%20murder]Professor Murder[/url], and Eric Emm spent a little time noodling in dissonant 'math-rock' band, [url=http://www.last.fm/music/Don+Caballero]Don Caballero[/url], alongside Battles' Ian Williams. Together the duo make tropical synth pop that's indebted to the roots of dancehall, calypso and the South African dance phenomenon, Kwaito, cladding together a heady blend of heathen rhythm, shimmering guitar phrases and familiar dancefloor elements to their rich, hook-laden tracks.+Tanlines are an [tag]electronic[/tag] and [tag]indie rock[/tag] duo from [placeformed]Brooklyn, NY[/placeformed] composed of percussionist [bandmember from=2008]Jesse Cohen[/bandmember] and guitarist/vocalist [bandmember from=2008]Eric Emm[/bandmember]. Their influence is drawn from various genres including [tag]pop[/tag], [tag]indie[/tag], [tag]dance[/tag], and [tag]world[/tag] music. Tanlines' debut album [album artist=Tanlines]Mixed Emotions[/album] was released on March 20, 2012 and reached #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers album chart.
-Settings is split between instrumental and vocal tracks, and their appeal lies within bold arrangements and distinctive hooks. The duo also realize an ability work in lyrical content that adds a certain charm and unique dynamic - Tanlines have that rare skill of balancing strong pop sensibilities with a good working knowledge of global club music; and it's this perfect balance that makes Settings such an accomplished and, ultimately, an enjoyable listen. With a strong affinity, and heavy appreciation of these dance/pop musical styles, Settings functions perfectly as a potent, lest we forget fun, introduction to their sound.+Tanlines was formed in [yearformed]2008[/yearformed] after Cohen and Emm worked together producing a song for Cohen's band, [artist]Professor Murder[/artist]. Emm had previously worked as a producer for other bands with his brother Joshua Topolsky and had also performed in the bands [artist]Don Caballero[/artist] and [artist]Storm & Stress[/artist]. In 2009, Tanlines opened several times on tour for [artist]Julian Casablancas[/artist].
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 +After releasing several remixes for bands that included [artist]Au Revoir Simone[/artist], [artist]The Tough Alliance[/artist], [artist]El Guincho[/artist], and [artist]Telepathe[/artist], the band collaborated with [artist]Salem[/artist] to release a split EP entitled S.A.W. in early 2010.
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 +The band's first EP of their own music, [album artist=Tanlines]Settings[/album], was released in March 2010 and was praised by Pitchfork as "an enjoyable listen" and "a punchy introduction to what these guys do well." In November 2010, Tanlines released [album artist=Volume On]Tanlines[/album], a compilation of all their released music up to that date and several other tracks and remixes.
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 +The band has played with [artist]Vampire Weekend[/artist], [artist]The xx[/artist], [artist]Rick Ross[/artist], [artist]Yeasayer[/artist], [artist]Health[/artist], and [artist]Delorean[/artist].

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Tanlines are an and duo from Brooklyn, NY composed of percussionist Jesse Cohen and guitarist/vocalist Eric Emm. Their influence is drawn from various genres including , , , and music. Tanlines' debut album Mixed Emotions was released on March 20, 2012 and reached #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers album chart. Tanlines was formed in 2008 after Cohen and Emm worked together producing a song for Cohen's band, Professor Murder. Emm had previously worked as a producer for other bands with his brother Joshua Topolsky and had also performed in the bands Don Caballero and Storm & Stress. In 2009, Tanlines opened several times on tour for Julian Casablancas. After releasing several remixes for bands that included Au Revoir Simone, The Tough Alliance, El Guincho, and Telepathe, the band collaborated with Salem to release a split EP entitled S.A.W. in early 2010. The band's first EP of their own music, Settings, was released in March 2010 and was praised by Pitchfork as "an enjoyable listen" and "a punchy introduction to what these guys do well." In November 2010, Tanlines released Tanlines, a compilation of all their released music up to that date and several other tracks and remixes. The band has played with Vampire Weekend, The xx, Rick Ross, Yeasayer, Health, and Delorean.