Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tapes 'n Tapes, Parish, Tonight

Tapes 'n Tapes - Hang Them All video via YouTube

Minneapolians Tapes 'n Tapes are in town tonight playing the Parish room. As far as I know, they aren't touring in support of anything new. Perhaps, they will have an EP at the show but in any case their last album hasn't even been out a year yet so I suppose that's new enough eh? It's called Walk it Off and if you were a fan of the Loon then I don't see why you shouldn't like their new album too.

This is music for fans of quintessential college-rock it's jangly, there are nice organ flourishes, the beats are tricky but still basic enough to be gratifying. I'd also say that a lot of their stuff sounds English, which may seem vague if you're not into Brit-Rock, but for all of us old Blur heads(?) you know what I'm sayin'. Like the Pixies via the Kaiser Chiefs.

Tapes 'n Tapes - Insistor video via YouTube

Rounding out the bill with Tapes 'n Tapes tonight will be Wild Light and Harlem. I know it seems like all I do is blog about Harlem shows but I can't help it if I'm not the only one who thinks they rock.

Wild Light is from New Hampshire of all places. They sharpened their skills in Nashua, actually I made that up, but seriously where are you gonna play in New Hampshire? From what little I know of this band, they are now based out of Boston and they sound like they have a very good chance of breaking out into the Top 40 radio market (yeah?). Catch 'em now while they still plead for a fan base, it's always better than catching them after their jaded...more jaded.

In case you've never been, the Parish is known for having the best sound system in Austin.