Tabs Out | Good Willsmith – HausLive 2: Good Willsmith at Sleeping Village, 4​/​25​/​2019

Good Willsmith – HausLive 2: Good Willsmith at Sleeping Village, 4​/​25​/​2019 3.1.21 by Matty McPherson A HausLive entry beyond the inaugural Sunwatchers Live at Cafe Mustache cassette has been long overdue–all things considered. Likewise, the same can be said to Good Willsmith! The brain terraforming trio of Doug Kaplan, Max Allison, and Natalie Chami have […]

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Tabs Out | Diana Duta & Julia E. Dyck – Wave Debris

Diana Duta & Julia E. Dyck – Wave Debris 2.4.21 by Matty McPherson I may be late to the party, although I’d still like to declare that more tapes should be dabbling in areas of scientific study. Yes, we have perfected the 60s golden age aesthetics (via Jamie Zuerveza’s Astral Spirits tape art) and modular […]

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Tabs Out | Pet Peeves – Mild Fantasy Violence

Pet Peeves – Mild Fantasy Violence 1.27.21 by Matty McPherson Post-Punk is in crisis! Instead of improvising to find new exciting terrain, the kids have taken to deriving this sound to its “type beat” status. BLEH! Meanwhile, the seculars and science skeptics continue to cast doubts on the merits of Math Rock! As if this […]

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Tabs Out | Staffers – In the Pigeonhole

Staffers – In the Pigeonhole 1.19.21 by Matty McPherson I’ll admit I have a nasty habit of leaving the punk tapes on my racks. And I apologize! Because there are a lot of little strange nuggets passing through, in those black and white cases. Staffers’ In the Pigeonhole is one such that kinda fell through […]

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Tabs Out | Hali Palombo – Cylinder Loops

Hali Palombo – Cylinder Loops 1.14.21 by Matty McPherson Last year, Nate Cross, the labelbossman behind Astral Spirits, pivoted Astral Editions into the cassette game. In an email interview last spring, he told me he was hoping Astral Editions would become a home for outsider and fringe tunes not strictly relegated to jazz. The inaugural […]

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