Tapes N Tapes - Sold out -Philly
We hope you got your tickets already to this one kiddies! Cause it’s sold out, and it’s a goodie…. take a look…..
Tapes N Tapes
Sat, February 5, 2011
$13.00 – $15.00
Tapes N Tapes
Who ‘N Who? Just kidding of course, but seriously, do you remember how much hype these guys accumulated upon the release of their debut album, The Loon?! What happened? Tapes ‘N Tapes just seemed to vanish overnight. Comedian Aziz Ansari sent up the mechanics of the band’s hype machine on MTV, posing as an indie rock marketing guru threatening bloggers reluctant to post the band’s MP3s. Still, you can hardly blame a band for getting too much press, especially when it seemed to expire all too quickly.
On Walk It Off, Tapes ‘n Tapes’ second album (and first album for XL) the band trades the energy of The Loon for a more polished, cohesive sound, but it’s hard to say that they got the better end of the deal. The Loon was often scattered, but appealingly so — it sounded like what it was, a pile of tapes (and tapes!) turned into a scrappy debut album. More importantly, nearly every song on The Loon had an urgency that carried through the album’s twists and turns. Tapes ‘n Tapes didn’t change their approach radically for Walk It Off — their nasally vocals, angular guitars, and keyboard doodles are all in place — but that urgency is missing, and it made a difference.
Well we think think they are all the smarter for it and the band will be releasing their third album – OUTSIDE in January 20111. They’ll be releasing it on their own label, Ibid Records ; the original home of The Loon!
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