Tempers is a New York based duo comprised of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper. Golestaneh, who was born in Florida is of Latvian and Persian descent, and lived in Paris and London before she moved to NYC. Although she’s been a musician for most of her life, she’s an acclaimed visual artist – primarily collage – who has had her work exhibited in galleries across town. Cooper is a native New Yorker, who has spent several years in one of the electronica capitals of the world, Beriln where he released records through !K7 and Eskimo Recordings. When Golestaneh and Cooper decided to collaborate together, they almost immediately began recording songs, and somewhat quietly began releasing songs that have started to burn up the blogosphere.
“Strange Harvest,” is one of the first singles from the duo and it has an eerily and uneasy beauty much like Interpol’s Turn On The Bright Lights and Antics, complete with the same anxious tension between an icy, almost industrial-like minimalism and densely layered sound. Golestaneh’s vocals sound as though they’re coming out of a foggy ether, adding to the eerie sound.