Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Okay I really don't need to fly their banner for them anymore, but Tapes 'N' Tapes are pretty durn good. I remember when Chris started talking all this hype about them like they were the next big thing and I was like whaaaa. I listened and thought they were alright but not excellent. Well more and more spins of The Loon later and I can see Why Pitchdork gave them a Best New Music rating. I'm glad for them, and glad for Chris, because now his Gorilla vs. Bear Showcase is gonna be super popular, right?
I'm only posting this so I can post this song which is infectiously delicious. The part where his voice gets quieter reminds me of Gordan Gano of Violent Femmes. Anyone?


1 comment:

Darragh Random said...

Definitely, the Loon for me seems to lies somewhere between Violent Femmes (Band & album) and the Pixies, probably Surfer Rosa. That quiet moment you speak of in Insistor is both my favourite moment on the whole album and ridiculously familiar. Now I haven't been able to decide if that's because great music always seems familiar after a couple of listens or if it's really like a moment on another album in my memories. Dusting off that Violent Femmes album I've come to the conclusion that it is the quiet bit in Kiss Off that I recall when I listen to Insistor. So, Yes I agree if that helps. Love that bit.