Sunday, June 11, 2006

Unleash Yr Inner Mathlete


Tapes N' Tapes "Icedbergs"

Tapes N' Tapes "Futon Fire"

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Now here's the kind of band I admire. Some dudes from Minnesota who are starting to garner the admiration of critics and are apparently "hot" right now, yet they all still work full time jobs back in Minneapolis. This is an true indie rock story. Big label bands generally go from being tattoo artists directly to shagging groupies in over sized tour buses in Monaco.

Tapes N' Tapes are obviously big Guns N' Roses fans, hence the "N'", it doesn't reflect in theit music though. I haven't seen any pictures of these guys, but I envision at least one dude with glasses and at least one dude wearing an ironic t-shirt. But that's okay, because theire record 'The Loon' is less of a fashion statement than an attempt to bring rock n roll to simpler place. A place where rehearsed head banging choreography doesn't exist. And no one plays the bagpipes while wearing a kilt. And no one is a giant douche. In essence, they try not to suck.

This version of 'Icedbergs' comes of their original EP, but it can also be found on 'The Loon', which I can only imagine is named for Minnesota's state bird. Don't ask me how I know that. I also know that Mel Gibson is actually from America! Did you know that?!? Ha! What a world we live in!


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