The Tambo Rays

Continuing with our spotlight on some of the 40+ unreleased or rare songs that will be featured on our new 10th anniversary compilation — only one of many gifts you can get for donating to our end-of-the-year fundraiser — we look at a track from Oakland-based chillpop, indiewave band The Tambo Rays, who have generously brought us “Soft Fire.”

A departure from the normal sound of The Tambo Rays, this unreleased song is an electronic-pop tune that moves from the sunshine-drenched indie-pop of tracks like “Sun” and “Oceans.” “Soft Fire” is a vision into a more produced and futuristic sound for The Tambo Rays. A heavy kick bass compliments the catchy synth and booming bass riff, which all feeds the melodic vocals of Brian and Sara DaMert. The song is dancey, upbeat, and will most likely be added to any playlist of local tunes to have some fun to.

Take a listen to a snippet of “Soft Fire” below:

To get the complete track, plus 40 more rare, unreleased, and exclusive tracks, visit our 2015 Fundraising Campaign to donate and support our mission of covering and supporting the San Francisco Bay Area music scene.