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Tabs Out | Track Premiere: The Exit Bags – Gargoyles

Track Premiere: The Exit Bags – Gargoyles 10.11.21 by Matty McPherson Drongo Tapes LTD is having a riveting 2021 out on the west coast. In between a litany of releases that run the gamut between ambient slowcore to free jazz and righteous post-hardcore, the Seattle bedroom based label is teaming up with the Iowa-based Joyless […]

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Tabs Out | Claire Rousay & Patrick Shiroishi – Now Am Found

Claire Rousay & Patrick Shiroishi – Now Am Found 10.6.21 by Matty McPherson They came nestled in the tote bag; two clear tapes with beige, illustrated j-cards fit to adapt into an ankle tattoo. (The tote bag was also quite useful at fitting entire artist tape collections, boomboxes, or hoagie rolls but this is Tabs […]

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Tabs Out | Matthew Crowe / Marsha Fisher – split

Matthew Crowe / Marsha Fisher – split 9.24.21 by Matty McPherson Orb Tapes have a sixth sense when it comes to articulating the importance of the split cassette. To sum it up: they pair the right artists together. I witnessed this first hand with OT 141, a split between midwestern noise oddballs Matthew Crowe and […]

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Tabs Out | Unifactor – Batch #15 Second Pressing

Unifactor – Batch #15 Second Pressing 9.17.21 by Matty McPherson In a move that sent ripples across several dozens of people’s email inboxes, Unifactor announced a repressing of Batch 15. This is, of course, quite an act of generosity. Unifactor Batch #15 scratches a pretty strange kind of itch that I wasn’t expecting.  Earlier this […]

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Tabs Out | The Concept Horse – Fills Vols. 1 – 4

The Concept Horse – Fills Vols. 1 – 4 9.10.21 by Matty McPherson There wasn’t a memo attached to the cardboard sleeves, just a foreign pattern I couldn’t untangle and the stamp of one eë editions — a label that took me two months to track down to a Big Cartel page and a Soundcloud […]

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