Sentinel is an Indie-dream-pop three piece based in Oakland, California. The seeds of this sunny-seaside-dream-pop began with chance encounter between Tarabud (vocals/bass), Dennis Bestafka (guitars), and Billy Mowery (drums) in San Francisco. Strongly influenced by their mutual visions of 80’s synth and 90’s dream pop, the likes of Cocteau Twins/Smiths/U2/My Bloody Valentine/ Cure/ Flock Of Seagulls/Ocean Blue, they easily shared in the creative process together. Over the years their catalog has been expansive with variety, delving into moods and textures to mold their sound.
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. A new album Points of Light to be released in Spring, 2015!
Sentinel has had extensive support from local DJ’s playing them over the airwaves to Bay Area listeners. They can be heard on Live105.3 FM,KALX 90.7 FM, & KZSU 90.1 FM. Also, they have been featured by Nic Harcourt’s syndicated program ‘Connections Made by Guitar Center’ broadcast nationally on FM stations in the USA.