The New Tarot is a post-genre indie alternative band that was born out of the heat of the great cosmic explosion (just like everything else) and based out of Brooklyn, NY (just like, well, everything else.) The project is fronted by the spooky and sweet Walker sisters, Monika (vocals/guitar) and Karen (vocals/keyboard). After a few languid years studying robots and classical music composition, respectively, the two officially joined forces in the spring of 2014. “The New Tarot” (or just “TNT”) seemed to form itself around the siblings, and their dreams to combine Machines, Magick and Music began to grow with them. Soon enough, they had convinced three amazing musicians to join their cause; Chas Langston (celebrated British drummer), Beth Callen (coolest-ever lead guitarist, who doubles as Slash in Guns n’Roses Cover band) and Dave Kahn (bassist whose own prog-rock band “Wahrus” is making waves themselves). Together, the band creates and experiments with human and universal archetypes through their music. Their stories are filled with equal parts chaos and harmony, loss and love, satire and empathy.
The New Tarot puts the “occult” in “cult following.” Their fans are encouraged to become familiar with the ever-growing mythos of the band, as those in the know will often have the opportunity to engage in bizarre rituals alongside TNT, such as collective meowing, praising the four cardinal saints of pop music, and other elaborate ceremonies. The group recently headlined Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory and have repeatedly brought the house down at other major NYC venues, such as Mercury Lounge, The Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, The Slipper Room, The legendary Bitter End… etc. The New Tarot has had major take off in just over a year’s time. Their live performances, peculiar ceremony and undeniably catchy music has landed them on the frontpage of many high-profile music blogs, including NYLON music, Consequence of Sound and Indie Shuffle.