I really loved that album, and I was looking forward to a bunch more from them. And then nothing happened. I was starting to think that they were one of the many bands who put out one amazing record, then disappear. Just a couple of weeks ago, I was wondering what ever happened to them. To my surprise, I got an unbidden note in the mail bag that sort of answered the question. Unfortunately, the band is currently on hiatus. They haven’t ruled out another record, but it’s not happening right now. The good news is that Amber Quintero has launched an eponymous solo project. So far, there’s just this one song, and it’s a pretty good one.
“I Don’t Wanna Know Her Name” by Amber Quintero
Quintero doesn’t sing like Hope Sandoval, but this makes me think of Mazzy Star, and I like that a lot. The down-tempo aspect, the heavy tambourine, the darkness. This is much dreamier, though, than Mazzy Star. More like a Julee Cruise/Mazzy Star mashup.
Amber says that there’ll be a full-length album at some point, but there isn’t a timetable on that yet. We’re very much looking forward to it.
For now, you should listen to this song a lot. And you should get the Boardwalk album via Bandcamp here.