existed as a band from roughly 1992 to 1998. During its existence, it was really a vehicle for Paula Frazer
. She formed the band and was responsible for each lineup of musician
s that performed under the name. Three album
s were released under the Tarnation
abandoned the name "Tarnation." In 2001
, she released the album Indoor Universe
under her own name.
Tarnation sounds like a cross between folk music and the soundtrack to a Western. The tone is dark and brooding, the guitar is haunting, and the vocals are beautiful and alone in an uncaring world.