The Tango Saloon

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The Tango Saloon is an experimental tango band based in Sydney, Australia. In 2005, fifteen musicians came together to record the self-titled debut album, which was subsequently released by Mike Patton’s Ipecac label. The band has since produced three more albums, Transylvania in 2008, Shadows & Fog in 2012 and Suspicion in 2015 (featuring vocalist Elana Stone). The sound of the group can be generally summed up as being tango meets spaghetti western, but there have always been many other elements, such as film scores, rock, gypsy, jazz and electronics.

 

Watch the official video for ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’

 

Watch the official video for ‘In Black And White’

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releases

Suspicion

The Tango Saloon

(ROM010)   Released March 2, 2015

CD / Bandcamp / UK / US

Don't Close Your Eyes (single)

The Tango Saloon

(ROM008)   Released June 12, 2014

CD / Bandcamp / UK / US

In Black And White: Remixed (EP)

The Tango Saloon

(ROM006)   Released September 9, 2013

Bandcamp

In Black And White (single)

The Tango Saloon

(ROM005)   Released April 15, 2013

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CD / Bandcamp / UK / US

Transylvania

The Tango Saloon

(ROM003)   Released June 12, 2012 (reissue)

CD / Bandcamp / UK / US

Shadows & Fog

The Tango Saloon

(ROM001)   Released April 1, 2012

CD / Bandcamp / UK / US

reviews

Live review

The Sydney Morning Herald (John Shand) August 13, 2013

This, quite simply, is one of Australia’s best bands and yet as superb as the eight players and singer are, Julian Curwin’s brilliant compositions are the ultimate stars. Read more >

Suspicion album review

The Music Trust (Peter Winkler) June 1, 2015

Song titles like Shadow of a Dead Man and Smoking Gun entice the listener into dangerous and chilling sonic and lyric narrativesThere is humour here too while enigmatic elements of surprise in the instrumentation keep the listener engaged. Read more >

Transylvania album review

The Sydney Morning Herald (John Shand) August 9, 2008

Curwin doesn’t let a laugh get in the way of good music, ensuring that when he makes you smile, the piece withstands repeated listening. Read more >

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Romero Records is an independent record label based in Sydney, Australia. Since 2012, musician/producer Julian Curwin and artist/designer Reanne Potter have been providing a home for music that doesn't fit elsewhere, including Curwin's varied musical collaborations.

From exotic latin jazz to early classical music to lounge/surf/metal experiments, Romero Records is creating a catalogue that is truly eclectic while highly listenable and intoxicating.
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