Turn around and say goodbye

Bullies frequently referred to Black Tambourine as Fourteen-Eyes
In the immortal words of Phoebe Buffay, “Oh my God, he’s not even appreciated in his own time. I would give anything not to be appreciated in my own time!” She was talking about Ross, but she might as well have been talking about Black Tambourine. Despite receiving minimal recognition during its brief run in the early ’90s, the little-known band is frequently cited as an influence on contemporary noise pop artists. This is especially impressive given the group’s limited output: it released a small handful of singles in the early ’90s, and 1999′s Complete Recordings compilation featured just ten tracks.

Apparently, the Complete Recordings weren’t so complete after all. On March 30, Slumberland will issue an anthology featuring 16 songs. This means six new songs for anyone who already owns the Complete Recordings.

“For Ex-Lovers Only” isn’t one of those six new tracks. It’s a noisy-yet-sugary gem that sounds like any number of current lo-fi bands. Of course, it’s actually two decades old. Fans of fuzzed-out dream pop, brace yourselves.

MP3: “For Ex-Lovers Only”
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