Fronted by sisters Monika and Karen Walker, The New Tarot is on a mission to deliver a philosophical, post-pop take on alt-rock. Using melodic sensibilities and yearning questions, the two sisters have been writing music together from a very young age. Karen is a renowned pianist and spent some time at the Hart School of Music studying composition while Monika plays guitar and has a background in philosophy and artificial intelligence. Five years ago they began to record and perform together under the name The New Tarot, and eventually, they assembled a finely tuned musical machine, utilizing the awesome abilities of Beth Callen on lead guitar, Dave Kahn on bass, and now welcome awesome drummer Attis Clopton to the band. They have released 4 Eps, 7 singles (the latest enjoying substantial radio play and having been featured in the recent internationally televised broadcast of the Miss Universe competition), and one live album, and are set to release their first full-length studio album later this spring. The upcoming album evokes a rock opera whose narrative has at its core a message of enlightenment brought to our generation by a character from another World. The NewTarot is based out of New York City, and have headlined many of the area’s popular venues; from Webster Hall (studio), The Knitting Factory, The Bowery Electric, and Le Poisson Rouge, to a recent sold-out show at Union Pool Hall and dozens more.
"The New Tarot is indie rock for witchy babes. Equal parts mystical and danceable..." NYLON Magazine
"The group's intricate melodies and passionate lyrics give a fresh approach to relationships, mental health, and what it means to be “liked” on Facebook." Bust Magazine
“Their guitar-heavy synth pop perfectly compliments their lyrics about mental health, relationships, politics, and self-worth.” Noisey