Tabs Out | Concrete Colored Paint – Through a Lens

Concrete Colored Paint – Through a Lens 4.8.20 by Tony Lien Orb Tapes has been experiencing exponential growth in variety and scope since its founding in 2015. With releases that span from experimental metal to lost recordings of legendary Sun Ra, it’s obvious that with each venture into new sonic territory the label remains true […]

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Tabs Out | Cop Funeral – Hot Lonely Singles

Cop Funeral – Hot Lonely Singles 3.23.20 by Tony Lien It’s always interesting to explore the discographies of label owners’ personal work. This is especially true when it comes to the music of Josh Tabbia – who releases music as Cop Funeral and co-runs the prolific (and ultra-diverse) label Already Dead Tapes. I’ve been a […]

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Tabs Out | New Batch – Garden Portal

New Batch – Garden Portal 3.12.20 by Tony Lien Northern Minnesota is a frozen wasteland six months out of the year, so even the mention of Garden Portal (and the moderate wintertime temperatures of Georgia – where the label is ran from) is enough to slap a wistful smile on my face. Imagine, then, how […]

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Tabs Out | Tape Label Wizard, Michael Potter, Opens Additional Rift In The Fabric of Time With New Label Garden Portal

Tape Label Wizard, Michael Potter, Opens Additional Rift In The Fabric of Time With New Label Garden Portal 4.3.19 by Tony Lien Michael Potter founded multi-genre experimental tape label Null Zone in 2015. Since then, the label has earned its reputation as one of the mainstays of the cassette scene — thanks to Potter’s ability […]

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Tabs Out | New Batch – Bumpy

New Batch – Bumpy 3.29.19 by Tony Lien It’s my supreme pleasure to relate to you my thoughts on Minneapolis-based Bumpy Records’ two newest releases (set to drop on March 29) — “Durn Fool” by Oyster World and “Frisbee” by The Miami Dolphins. Oyster World’s “Durn Fool” is an experience — and I don’t mean […]

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