Saturday, September 3, 2011

Artist: Tangiers, Album: Hot New Spirits, Song: Keep The Living Bodies Warm

Tangiers were a guitar, bass duo from Toronto.  They were Josh Reichmann and James Sayce.  They released their debut album, Hot New Spirits, in 2003, with the Sonic Unyon label out of Hamilton, Ontario.  It included this great Hives-like track, Keep The Living Bodies Warm.  The band had a really cool throwback, garage rock sound and you can hear it in the video for this track on You Tube (  The band would enlist the services of former Guided By Voices' drummer Jon McCann for their next release in 2004 before signing on with French Kiss Records for their third album in 2005.  French Kiss is home to some other very cool bands like The Hold Steady and Les Savy Fav.  The band appears to have broken up but you can keep tabs on them at  Josh Reichmann has recorded albums as a solo artist as well as a duo with Sebastien Grainger (formerly of Death From Above 1979), under the moniker, Bad Tits, on the Hand Drawn Dracula label.  You can follow him at  You can purchase, Hot New Spirits, on Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!