Taryn Manning first came to fame as an actress, appearing in such acclaimed films as 2002's 8 Mile and 2005's Hustle & Flow, but she pursued a concurrent career as a musician. With her brother Kellin, she formed Boomkat in 2002. Signed to Dreamworks by Robbie Robertson, the band released their debut, Boomkatalog One, in March 2003. "The Wreckoning," the first single pulled from the record, topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and several other singles were placed in movies. A long delay separated Boomkatalog One and A Million Trillion Stars, a second album that appeared digitally in 2008. A physical release followed in 2009, and that year Manning revealed she was working on a solo album. Solo songs popped up over the next few years -- a 2009 episode of Melrose Place featured "So Talented," "Spotlight" showed up in Hawaii Five-O -- but Manning's first official solo single, "Turn It Up," didn't show up until 2011. Singles were released steadily between 2012 and 2017, when "GLTCHLFE" appeared prior to the release of the Tarynoid EP. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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