Monday, November 21, 2005

Tapes 'n Tapes

What's the hottest band in the blogosphere right now? Art Brut? Arctic Monkey? Wolf Parade? Oh, those bands are so pre-Veterans Day. These days it's all about Minneapolis' Tapes 'n Tapes.

Their debut album, The Loon, just landed and the bloggers are going blogo over it. Based upon what I've heard so far, the praise is worth it though. Their infectious brand of mid-tempo rock features a clean western-twinged guitar and drums, background keys and Gordon Gano-like vocals. Their song "Insistor" is the standout track for me but I'm a big sucker for that western guitar twang.

It'll be interesting to see what they do with this newfound attention. All of their current show dates are for Minneapolis clubs. Perhaps, this will spur them to make some road trips.

The current playbook on blogosphere-hype is to lay low for a little while and then book a very limited tour of NY and LA to give the big bloggers there a chance to post about your exclusive tough-ticket live shows. They can then hope David Bowie goes to one of their shows and finally they should send a nice fruit basket to Pitchfork's offices.

Tapes 'n Tapes - Insistor
Tapes 'n Tapes - Cowbell
Tapes 'n Tapes - Omaha


Anonymous said...

Tapes 'n Tapes are the best band ever in the entire history of the world.
I said that last week about Arctic Monkeys, and the week before that about Wolf Parade, and the week before that about Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and the week before that about Architecture in Helsinki, and the week before that about...
Actually, they are really fucking good

Flatlander said...

The question is who you'll be saying that about next week.

Anonymous said...

Heck Yar! Them's playing in NEw York in Januray with a local NYC band. Don't know shit about this other band, but they're playing 2 shows together. I wish I lived in NYC. I'd make a blog and write about it. For now, I'll just listen to tapes until the backlash hits and I'm forced to be cool and say I don't like them like when the Unicorns weren't cool anymore...

Matt said...

The other band is Mancino. They rule.

So do Tapes 'N Tapes.
So do the Unicorns.

chad said...