Los Angeles produces scores of great rock bands, and has since before I was born. Tara Who? continue the tradition of mixing elements of straight-ahead rock, punk, and the kind of metal that seems to only come from the area of the city near venues like The Roxy or bars like The Rainbow. Pretty solid stuff.
From their promo bio:
Los Angeles, CA. – Tarah Who? is back with “Manners” February 19, 2021, the follow-up single and video to their eruptive song, “Swallow That Pill”. The L.A. based firebrand frontwoman, Tarah G. Carpenter (vocals/guitar) and Corale Hervé (drums/backing vocals), complete this duo who have carefully crafted songs that are both interesting and inspiring.
Carpenter says about the inspiration behind “Manners”, “My mom was abandoned as a child and raised by nuns who were really strict. I have always thought that my mom had a really big heart. She always puts herself last and tries to understand everyone, which is a real strength. It occurred to me one day that she was taught to be a good citizen, with good manners, but no one really cared for her as a parent would.”
“Manners” was produced by Jason Orme and Tarah Carpenter. The video was directed by Lena Baez and shot in Downtown Los Angeles. Photo by Maria Quintana.