New releases since the last post...LST-22 Andrew Mello/Weakness split tape
A split between Andrew Mello of Massachusetts and weakness of Ohio. Together they are some of the best 'one man bands' I've had the pleasure of listening to. On one side you have a full album by Andrew Mello entitled 'What I Say Isn't What I Mean' and on the flip side there's the entire debut album by weakness (including two bonus tracks).
Andrew Mello has often been compared to the Unicorns. He plays all the instruments and does all the recording/production. I often describe weakness as sounding like Weezer but with a lot more distortion.
1st edition of 100 copies, lavender colored cassette tapes, and artwork for both bands applied directly to the tape cases
Download the album by Andrew Mello - http://www.mediafire.com/?nwjmy2z2yul
Download the album by Weakness - http://weakness.bandcamp.com/LST-23 Pangea "Pangea" tape
11 tracks of wild, catchy, pop punk like only Pangea can do and they can do no wrong. The last song on the album even utilizes auto-tuned vocals, what?! They've transformed over the last couple years from playing soulful folk pop songs to blistering, charlie brown punk songs. This description sucks, this tape DOES NOT SUCK.
Okay, so anyways, Pangea are from the greater Los Angeles area and are part of the Griznar music collective which includes great bands like Harvest Moon Society and God Equals Genocide. Inspired by bay area pop punk bands, these songs will make you want to dance like an electrocuted squirrel.
First edition of 100 lemon yellow tapes with silver foil labels.http://www.myspace.com/togetherpangeaLST-24 Antarctica Takes It! "Constellations" tape
Dylan McKeever writes magical pop songs with 60's swagger that are full of soul. His 'The Penguin League' topped many 2006 year end album lists. 'Constellations' has expanded upon the ideas of the first album while adding more male/female harmonies, tender ukulele ballads, and head first exuberance. Dylan is also a member of the band James Rabbit, whom Lost Sound Tapes has previously released on cassette, and receives some assistance from them on the album 'Constellations'.
The album cover features beautiful full color artwork by Maria Schoettler. First edition of 100 clear blue tapes with color labels.
CD version available from the band via Bandcamp or HDIFTBL? Records in the U.K.http://antarcticatakesit.bandcamp.com/http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/hdiflabel.html
- Ukulele, Mekulele, Wekulele compilation tape (very few left)
- Ukulele, Mekulele, Wekulele art print, edition of 8
- Math The Band "Don't Worry" tape
- Madeline "White Flag" tape
- iji "Soup/Salad" tape
- Your Heart Breaks "Love Is A Long Dark Road" tape
plus lots more on lostsoundtapes.com
Out later this month:
- Sundance Kids "Tell The Truth"http://myspace.com/sundancekids
- World History "You Can't Stop Trying"http://worldhistory.bandcamp.com
- Blanket Truth/Dana Jewell "Split"http://blankettruthband.com
- Dude Japan "Simple Living"http://myspace.com/dudejapantheband
Out late autumn:
- Lost Sound Tapes lathe cut 7" subscription series
feat Math The Band, Charlie Mcalister, Sandy City, Weakness, Tyson Ballew, and Stephen Steinbrink
pre-order in the near future, only 50 subscriptions/copies available. compilation tape way later.
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