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EDITORS’ NOTES

Brooklynite Laetitia Tamko’s debut as Vagabon is a bold but vulnerable take on ‘90s indie rock. As with slightly-older contemporaries Hop Along and Waxahatchee (and, to a lesser extent, Mitski), Tamko’s music tends to be simple and immediate but her lyrics unspool like poems, creating an atmosphere at once intimate and alluringly difficult to grasp, whether it’s the mournful bash of “Minneapolis” or the aptly named “Cold Apartment.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brooklynite Laetitia Tamko’s debut as Vagabon is a bold but vulnerable take on ‘90s indie rock. As with slightly-older contemporaries Hop Along and Waxahatchee (and, to a lesser extent, Mitski), Tamko’s music tends to be simple and immediate but her lyrics unspool like poems, creating an atmosphere at once intimate and alluringly difficult to grasp, whether it’s the mournful bash of “Minneapolis” or the aptly named “Cold Apartment.”

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About Vagabon

Vagabon is the performing alias of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Laetitia Tamko. Growing up in Cameroon, she soaked up the traditional music that surrounded her; when her family moved to New York City just as she was beginning high school, her musical horizons were broadened to include indie rock. She began writing and recording songs with just her voice and guitar and in 2014 released a song on Bandcamp, "Vermont," which featured Eamon McMullen on drums and bass. Later that year, Tamko released the Persian Garden EP on Miscreant Records. After using other people on drums and keyboards for recordings, she dedicated herself to learning the instruments so that on her next release, 2017's Infinite Worlds, she'd be playing both. The album was recorded with Chris Daly at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz, New York, with a small group of musicians helping Tamko bring her vision of dreamy indie rock and electronic pop to life. It was released by Father/Daughter Records in early 2017. ~ Tim Sendra

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