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Outside (Tapes n' Tapes album). Outside is the third album from the Minneapolis-based band Tapes 'n Tapes, released on 11 January 2011. All songs written by Josh Grier.
You're forgiven for forgetting Tapes 'n Tapes. In 2005, the unknown Minnesota quartet self-released its self-produced, 41-minute indie rock romp, The Loon. A little Pavement, a little Pixes, and a lot of hooks, The Loon was bright-eyed and charming enough to overcome its retread tendencies. Critical buzz built for the band like a brushfire; by the time the record industry convened in Texas for South by Southwest in March 2006, one assumed Tapes 'n Tapes were the next Great American Rock Band. Hookless, clumsy, and needlessly aggressive, the band's second album met a deluge of critical derision and sold far fewer copies than its predecessor. Tapes 'n Tapes are no longer on XL Recordings. Outside, the band's third album, again finds Tapes 'n Tapes not only self-releasing and self-producing but redoubling their efforts at indie rock homage.
Outside, Tapes 'n Tapes' third studio album, is kind of like that really annoying friend that you only keep around because every now and then they do something interesting that will make for a good story later on. For every fun and catchy moment on the record, there's another typical and outright boring match for it waiting on the next track to make you forget what made you enjoy the last - and it's only in those rare enjoyable moments that Tapes 'n Tapes show their real potential. Hiding behind the bells and whistles that saturate most of the record in a vain attempt.
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Profile: Indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, formed 2003. Members: Erik Appelwick, Jeremy Hanson, Josh Grier, Matt Kretzmann, Shawn Neary. Variations: Viewing All Tapes 'n Tapes.
Are Tapes ‘n Tapes just a flash in the pan? Their 2006 debut The Loon exploded into being with copious amounts of shrapnel that we joyously stood in the path of. Released on the band’s own label Ibid, it was the kind of ramshackle, rough-cut affair, abstract and angular, awaiting its seat alongside feted works by underground giants Pavement, the Pixies, et a. Outside is an overwhelmingly appropriate title for Tapes ‘n Tapes’ third album. Just like the similarly feted and forgotten Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Cold War Kids, this indie rock four piece were the talk of internet town circa '05/'06. Oh, the cruel vagaries of aughties buzz-band fate.
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|1||Beach Girls||Tapes 'n Tapes||3:04|
|2||My Name Is Not Heratio||Tapes 'n Tapes||1:16|
|3||50s Parking||Tapes 'n Tapes||3:46|
|4||Icedbergs||Tapes 'n Tapes||2:54|
|5||The Lion||Tapes 'n Tapes||2:43|
|6||Moldy Bread||Tapes 'n Tapes||2:33|
|7||8 or Ate||Tapes 'n Tapes||7:00|