Entries tagged with: Tapes n Tapes
The new tour has them back in the NYC-area at the end September. They play Bowery Ballroom on September 30th (10 days after Clap Your Hands Say Yeah play there) and Maxwell's in Hoboken on October 1st. Both shows go on sale Friday at noon (Bowery and Maxwell's). All dates and a brand new video for new album track "Badaboom", below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
"In the music industry, buzz can feel like an unseasonably warm stretch in the dead of winter. It's nice while it lasts, but it never does. The buzz dispensers quickly tire of this week/day/moment's object of adoration and soon move on, and the aftermath can be unpleasant.The ex-buzzy Tapes 'n Tapes were joined by the currently-buzzy Oberhofer (their tour-mates) and the ladies (and men) of Xylos (who play Cameo on 2/11) at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night. More pictures from the sold out show (including some backstage shots and one of T'nT's setlist), with an MPLS.TV video and the rest of their tour dates, below...
Consider Tapes 'n Tapes, who first gained notice when 2006's self-released album "The Loon" turned the Minneapolis quartet into blogosphere darlings. But that quickly faded, and each subsequent Tapes 'n Tapes album has picked up worse reviews than the one before. You can trace the devolution of their critical reputation in hipster circles through the influential website pitchfork.com, which awarded "The Loon" an 8.3 (out of 10) rave. But 2008's "Walk It Off" dropped them all the way to a 5.9 rating, and their current album "Outside" (Ibid Records) just picked up a wince-inducing 5.5.
Alas, slings and arrows are part of the gig.
"I don't think there's much value you can put into reviews because they're just somebody's opinion, and we realize that," says Tapes 'n Tapes frontman Josh Grier over the phone from Minneapolis. "I mean, we all love our music and everybody is entitled to their own opinion. Reading too much into that would be a recipe for disaster - make you into a head case trying to cater to someone else. We make the music we want to make. if somebody else doesn't like it, well, we can't let that affect the music we make in the future."
Undeserved opprobrium aside, "Outside" is an immensely likable record that wears well, setting Grier's nervous yelp to elastic, skittery grooves with hooks sharp enough to stick. It's a less-self-conscious take on Vampire Weekend's worldly underground rock, with a vibe recalling prime Talking Heads." [Newobserver.com]
videos by Ian Perlman
Oberhofer @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Chris Gersbeck)
In case you didn't realize (they tried to keep it a secret until after the Vaccines shows), Oberhofer, who is on tour with Tapes 'n Tapes, is in fact opening for T'nT at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday. Limited advanced tickets are still available for the Brooklyn gig which features Xylos as first-of-three on the bill.
Oberhofer released an "Away Frm U" 7" in January which you can pick up at Inflated Records.
Speaking of the Vaccines shows, right after the Bowery show which we covered with pictures, Oberhofer and the Vaccines played Glasslands. Ian Perlman was there with his video camera. Footage of both bands and all Oberhofer dates, below...
DOWNLOAD: Toro Y Moi - "Still Sound" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cloud Nothings - Understand At All (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Oberhofer - "Should Have Taken Acid With You" (MP3, Neon Indian Cover)
Toro Y Moi at MHOW (more by Chris Doss)
Labelmates Cloud Nothings and Toro Y Moi (who just DJ'd MHOW) will team up at Mercury Lounge on 1/19, one date on a week-long tour for the former, but the only upcoming date for the latter. Tickets are on sale. Both are welcoming new releases from Car Park in the new year, with Cloud Nothings's self-titled LP hitting on January 25th and Toro Y Moi's Underneath The Pine impacting on February 22nd. Check out tracks from their respective releases, either streaming below, or in downloadable MP3 form above.
Oberhofer @ Monster Island (more by Erez Avissar)
On the non-NYC dates, Cloud Nothings will be joined by Oberhofer. Though Oberhofer isn't on the Mercury Lounge show, you'll have a few chances to catch them in the area in January: two shows are with The Vaccines (Bowery on 1/20 tickets, Glasslands on 1/22 tickets) and the third date will see Oberhofer will play a Kidrockers event at the Living Room on 1/9 (you can go if you have a kid with you). Brad Oberhofer is also taking part that Rock Lottery at Knitting Factory on 12/18. A week after those Vaccines dates, Oberhofer will hop on tour with Tapes N Tapes, though Oberhofer are currently not scheduled to appear with them at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/4. Full Oberhofer schedule is below.
Philip Seymour Hoffman is also scheduled to appear at the Cloud Nothings/Toro Y Moi Mercury Lounge show, though probably not the PSH you are thinking of. The Mercury Lounge show is the LA band's lone East Coast date, but they are scheduled to play a few shows in their hometown including the FMLY Fest on 12/26 & 12/27 with Truman Peyote, Vacation Dad, Nicole Kidman (not that one), Kevin Costner Saves the World, Back to the Future The Ride, Insects vs. Robots, Halloween Swim Team, and many many others. Flyer for FMLY Fest and all PSH dates are below.
All tour dates, as well as the Cloud Nothings & Toro Y Moi tracklistings and song streams are below.
DOWNLOAD: Tapes N Tapes - "Freak Out" (MP3)
the cover of "Outside"
Tapes n Tapes are readying their new LP Outside - due 1/11/11 via their their own re-launched label Ibid Records, which was how they self-released their first record before they signed to XL (which is now their ex-label). The first single from the new LP, "Freak Out", can be downloaded above (and streamed below). "The album was self-produced and recorded in March at The Terrarium in Minneapolis, and mixed by Peter Katis (Interpol, The National) at his Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT."
The Minneapolis band will hit the road after the album is released. They return to NYC on 2/4/11 for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are on sale.
All tour dates, the album tracklisting and the "Freak Out" stream is below.
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Decider: Despite the band's success, you're still working as a data analyst. Do you find people are usually surprised by that?Tapes 'n Tapes, Wild Light, and The Subjects played Bowery Ballroom in NYC last night (2/25). Tonight they do it again at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. All tour dates HERE. More pictures, including one of the TnT setlist, below...
Josh Grier of Tapes 'N Tapes: I guess it's kind of odd from an outside perspective. For most people, the whole point of being in a band is so you don't have to work a job, right? I'm in a band and I'm working a job. But to each his own. It's good to have something to do when we're not touring. It's a normal thing to do. I'm kind of a busybody. The job gives me something to do.
photos by Leia Jospe
Nickel Eye @ MHOW
LA's Low vs. Diamond are going on a co-headlining tour with Strokes basssit Nikolai Fraiture's band Nickel Eye, but not before each of them play their own respective NYC shows this week. For Nickel Eye it's an opening slot at the Raveonettes show happening this Friday at Webster Hall (1/16). For Low vs. Diamond it's a headlining show at The Bell House in Brooklyn, tonight, January 15, 2009, with The Subjects.
The Subjects' other upcoming shows include a bunch of opening spots for Tapes n Tapes in February. That includes the dates at both Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg. Wild Light is playing both of those shows too.
Nickel Eye will release their debut album "The Time of the Assassins" on January 27, 2009 via Ryko. Their last NYC shows were during CMJ. They played one at Pianos, and another one with Late of the Pier at Music Hall of Williamsburg. More pictures from the latter, and all tour dates, below...
DOWNLOAD: Tapes n Tapes - The Dirty Dirty (AmpLive Fuct Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tapes n Tapes - The Dirty Dirty (AmpLive Recession Remix) (MP3)
Tapes n Tapes @ the Virgin Store (more by Leia Jospe)
photos by Chris Graham
The news that Be Your Own Pet won't be playing the August 7th McCarren Pool show with Black Keys and Tapes n Tapes reminded me that Tapes n Tapes are also playing Sound Fix on August 7th ("Unplugged set + Official Afterparty, 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm). All TnT tour dates below...
Tapes n Tapes @ the Virgin Store (more by Leia Jospe)
Tapes n Tapes street team, Irving Plaza, NYC - Apr 18, 2008 (cred)
tonight in NYC
* She & Him AT WEBSTER HALL
* 9th Wonder & Buckshot @ SOB's
* Jay Reatard is playing Europa
* Mum @ Blender Gramercy Theater
* Tokyo Police Club @ Bowery Ballroom
* Destroyer @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Tim & Eric @ Highline Ballroom (early & late)
* The Cinematic Orchestra @ Jazz Standard (early & late)
* Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin @ Mercury Lounge
* Lucy Wainwright Roche record release party at Union Hall
* Gigantour w/ Megadeth & High on Fire @ Hammerstein Ballroom
We've announced most of the lineup for the next Rock n ROFL party at Pianos. Rock n ROFL is the new series of music & comedy shows presents by this very website. This will be our third at Pianos on the Lower East Side. Tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Pianos, they finally have a brand new website.
THEN (3 of them, tonight @ Irving Plaza)
NOW (tonight @ Bowery Ballroom)
Tapes n Tapes replaced their bassist (Shawn Neary) with a new bassist (Erik Appelwick) back in April of 2006.
Shawn (who also plays trombone) went on to join Cloud Cult in 2007. Cloud Cult is constantly changing their lineup, but Sean still plays with them to this day. I guess my point is just that I hope Tapes n Tapes don't accidentally stumble across a drunk and ready-to-rumble Cloud Cult (known in Minneapolis for giving severe beatdowns) tonight on the Lower East Side.
This Saturday, April 19th, Other Music is excited to be taking part in Record Store Day along with hundreds of other independently owned music shops across the country. Throughout the day we'll be selling limited vinyl singles and EPs (exclusive to shops participating in Record Store Day) from the likes of Vampire Weekend, the Breeders, Stephen Malkmus and Built to Spill, along with give aways, prizes, and 10% off of everything in the shop for the entire day. Also, various members from great bands will be stopping by to spin their favorite tunes throughout the afternoon. We hope that you can come by the shop and celebrate the day with us, and for those of you not in New York City, please make sure to visit your favorite local record store and show them your support!Regina Spektor is playing Sound Fix on Record Store Day. Read what Regina had to say about it below....
DJ SET SCHEDULE:
TAPES 'N TAPES - 12:30 to 2PM
BLACK KEYS - 2 to 3PM
DEAD MEADOW - 3 to 4PM
GRIZZLY BEAR & DEERHUNTER - 4 to 5PM
INTERPOL - 5PM
photos by Leia Jospe
Tapes n Tapes played a short set at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square yesterday (April 8, 2008) to celebrate the release of their new album. Tonight you can catch then on Conan O'Brien. More tour dates HERE. More pictures (and a video) below...
The latest Tapes 'N Tapes tour doesn't reach NYC until April 18th (tickets) & 19th (tickets), but the Minneapolis band is visiting NYC today (April 8, 2008) (the release date of their new album Walk It Off) to play a free show at the Union Square Virgin Megastore (7pm).
The actual TNT tour kicks off in Minneapolis on Thursday (which means TNT came all the way to NYC just for this in-store....and to be Conan..... and then have to go back home before leaving on tour to come here again). They're touring with Texas band White Denim. For free WD music, check out the exclusive EP RCRD LBL is giving away, and the newish video below......
Tapes n Tapes have announced their Spring tour in support of their new album. In NYC it will be one at Irving Plaza, and another at Music Hall of Williamsburg (a rare Live Nation/Bowery combo). All tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Tapes n Tapes - cowbell (not new mp3)
Jack Penate XL labelmates Tapes 'n Tapes (insert snarky "they're still a band??"-like comment here) are releasing their second record entitled "Walk It Off" on April 8th (it was produced by Dave Fridmann).
Pitchfork: How did you come up with the album title?They'll also be announcing a Spring tour soon, and they're playing SXSW (just like they did A LOT in 2006). "Walk It Off" tracklist below....
Grier: Well, our drummer [Jeremy Hanson] came up with it. We were throwing around titles, and he was like "I've always liked the sound of the title Walk It Off." And we were like "oh, that sounds cool." At that point we had thrown around a lot of stuff and nothing had really passed it, so it was like "all right, let's go with that." It could be so many different things, and taken so many different ways, and then we realized like three weeks later that there's a lyric in the second-to-last song, "Lines", where we actually say "walk it off." And then we were like "oh, it's perfect!" [laughs]
Cloud Cult @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - SEpt 8, 2007 (CRED)
* Bear Hands kick off their residency at Pianos
* Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are playing Gramercy Theatre
* Mia Doi Todd is at Glasslands Gallery
* The Gray Kid, Oliver Future, The Trews & Paulson @ Mercury Lounge
How were CYHSY last night at MHOW? What else?
WAIT... Did you see Cloud Cult on MTV?
NEXT: Clell Tickle to reunite with Tapes 'n Tapes and Ted Leo on MTV. You can watch it, or you can be in the studio audience. Details below....
First I start getting all these emails from people asking me if I knew Neutral Milk Hotel was reuniting for a Tiny Mix Tapes festival. Tiny Mix Tapes posted the "news" on their site. So I post it asking "Really?". Within minutes multiple people confirmed that the festival is a March 30th April Fools Joke. What idiots (Tiny Mix Tapes).