Sentinel is an Indie-dream-pop duo originally from San Francisco Bay, California, now relocated to Austin, Texas. The seeds of this sunny-seaside-dream-pop began between Tarabud (vocals/bass) and Dennis Bestafka (guitars) on a four-track recorder in the early 2000s. Their live performances have been numerable over the years and were heard on FM Radio, Local TV, and Live Music venues. They had the support of a drummer and keyboardist for their live performances.
Sentinel's sound is strongly influenced by their mutual admirations of 80's synth and 90's dream-pop. Bands like Cocteau Twins, Smiths, U2, My Bloody Valentine, Cure, Flock Of Seagulls. Dead Can Dance, and Ocean Blue have provided consistent inspiration. Through they years they have created a long catalog of moods & textures to draw from while creating their own taste of California dreampop with a hint of rock.
Over the years their catalog has been expansive with variety. The following five albums and several singles were self-released: Sentinel (self titled) - 2004; The Singles - 2005; Sequels & Hunches E.P. - 2007; Kites Without Strings - 2008; For Days Deep & single video- 2010; Jet Black Single & video - 2010; Dark End Single- 2011; Somewhere Else Single ~ video & dance remix - 2012, and new album - Points of Light - 2015. Life Goals Single - 8/2020 is their newest explosion of sound.
Cocteau Twins, Cure, Flock of Seagulls, U2, Cranberries, Cardigans, Everything But the Girl, Dead Can Dance, Metric, Low, Slow Dive, My Bloody Valentine, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel, Feist, Ella Fitzgerald, Ocean Blue, Smiths, Six Pense Non The Richer