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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Tabs Out | New Batch – Unifactor

New Batch – Unifactor 1.4.21 by Matty McPherson In between going through some 2020 tapes, I guess it was time to ring 2021 in with something.. NEW! Unifactor Tapes, the wildly successful barnburning Bandcamp label, has announced yet another trio of delicious tapes (with art by Nathan Bowers-who may have also done the art for […]

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Tabs Out | Michael Potter – Rain Song & Trance Music

Michael Potter – Rain Song & Trance Music 12.31.20 by Matty McPherson Michael Potter’s Athens, GA based Garden Portal label might have less than a baker’s dozen tapes under its belt, but it should not distract from its distinctly naturalistic blend of psychedelia. There’s been a fascinating continuation of the “new weird south”, yet Potter’s […]

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Tabs Out | Planning for Burial – Below the House [PHASE III]

Planning for Burial – Below the House [PHASE III] 12.4.20 by Matty McPherson Is Planning for Burial going Caretaker on our ass? No, but those tik-tok teens inadvertently discovering the Caretaker and turning it into a six hour challenge is a huge achievement in the “year of internal music discovery 2k20”. But also, Caretaker doesn’t […]

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