Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I do not taste your tapes and tapes...perhaps you could jog my memory?

I just found out about this new band, Memory Tapes yesterday and I am already madly in love with their single, Bicycle. Infatuation leads to research. Apparently the band Weird Tapes from Philly merged with Memory Cassette and have become my latest dance addiction. After a few listens it is clear to see how these two combined sounds and I think the new collaboration means big and bright things ahead for both bands. Definitely go back and check out TV Romance by Weird Tapes. It is simple, fresh and enjoyable all at once. In the meantime you can pre-order Memory Tapes 12" here and features two more tracks from the upcoming album release plus a remix from The Horrors. Enjoy!

Cooollll Knowledge

Although the album artwork for this upcoming collaboration reminds me of the M.Night Shyamalan film The Village I am still excited for this release. Justin Vernon is taking a page out of Jack White's book and doing what any mega talent likes to do these days...create a super group to tour with in between singing his loverly Bon Iver songs that make us melt with heartbreak. Volcano Choir is a combination of Bon Iver and Collections of Colonies of Bees. The LP, Unmap will be released on September 22nd via one of my favorite labels, Jagjaguwar.

The only other fun things I have to share about this much anticipated slice of heaven is the tracklisting:

1. Husks and Shells
2. Seeplymouth
3. Island, IS
4. Dote
5. And Gather
6. Mbira in the Morass
7. Cool Knowledge
8. Still
9. Youlogy
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