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The Tablets are the songs of mexican-brooklyn-based Liz Godoy.
For The Tablets self-titled debut LP she composed and arranged, as well as co-produced the album alongside Brenden Beu (Male Bonding, Pissed Jeans and o'death) She plays live with a plethora of artists and you can find her playing as a duo or with up to seven musicians from show to show.
In early 2010, following the hiatus of her previous band 'the fearsome sparrow', Liz began writing a series of songs that are solely hers. The 11 tracks that make up the self-titled The Tablets debut LP, are more than the sum of their parts; upon listening, you can clearly hear Liz's wide range of influences from 60's garage and pop, to dark 80's and new wave and some of her favorite childhood mexican girl-pop dance tunes perfectly balanced with gritty shoe-gaze guitars and distorted Farfisa, giving counterpoint to her sweet understated vocals. But Godoy's songwriting is more than that, as you will hear in the slow-tempo, obscure and heart-breaking "Armistice" and the ominous "Pray a Fight", she's determined to keep writing without prejudice, to genre or style.
Liz studied piano and ballet In Tijuana and Culiacan, Mexico at a very young age, and her dance studies eventually took her to Cuba. Upon returning to Mexico, she retired from the dancing world and decided to pick-up where she left off with music.
While a resident of Southern California, Liz played keys and sang background vocals with the short-lived experimental noise band Tetsunori, who pressed an EP mixed by Jimmy LaValle (of The Album Leaf, Tristeza and The Locust) and shared the stage with acts like The Blackheart Procession.
Later she co-founded the fearsome sparrow with Brenden Beu, who shared the stage with The Locust and The Album Leaf before releasing their first full-length, Idiot Savants. the fearsome sparrow moved to Brooklyn in the summer of 2005 and enjoyed moderate success. Their second full length album, Shimmer was greatly received, and led them to be nominated by the Deli Magazine in their list of the best new bands of 2009 along with acts such as Talk Normal, Sleigh Bells and The Dirty Projectors. They have also played shows alongside the Suckers and Kaiser Cartel.