From reading their GEN F in the recent FADER #78, you now know that the winky sad emoticon ";(" is something of a mascot for Tanlines, a symbol of their music's mix of euphoria and neurotic dismay. It's a visual representation of that important Woody Allen line from Annie Hall about life being tough but still way too short and much better than the alternative, death: "The food at this place is really terrible. And such small portions!" Nice that the band has now made oversized buttons with the logo, so neurotics can spot each other on the street and not feel so alone. They're not for sale anywhere (who could put a pricetag on such a sentiment?), but order a copy of their new record Mixed Emotions over on True Panther’s site and they'll drop one in the mail to you for free.
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