tapes vol.2 “b-sides” available now now now! by ash
April 30, 2009, 8:33 pm
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check out the myspace (www.myspace.com/tapesonline) to listen to the b-sides from vol.2 (they’re ace).
podcast will be available tomorrow

Ash’s April ears by ash
April 30, 2009, 2:10 pm
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last summer I was going to go and see a band called frightened rabbit, for a variety of reasons (primarily laziness and a “lack of liquid funds”) i ended up not going, but marked the band down on my mental ‘keep an eye on’ list.

i finally got around to getting hold of their second album, the midnight organ fight, and have had it on non-stop for the past fortnight. it’s bloody great! (and now makes me regret not seeing them in a tiny room above a pub as they are clearly on their way to bigger things)

i can’t quite place exactly why i’m so enamoured with it, it’s probably a bit more guitary and scottish than anything i usually listen to, immediate, and valid, comparisons could be drawn with biffy clyro and idlewild. Also the lyrical content, concerning the breakup of a relationship, seems, on paper, fairly mundane.

however in reality it is a glorious thing, part anthemic, part fuzzy yet with a number of beautiful elements, part lyrical. give it a whirl.

five five five by ash
April 29, 2009, 11:53 am
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fifth music type=CIELOVERO (ace in space)
fifth art type=ash mann and his photobox
v2 has lots more of Cam talking, less of Ash talking (the public spoke, we listened).
all systems are go!

p.s. this also seems to start to balance out the silly gender bias that was going on. woo! equality! woo!

better late than never, ART! by ash
April 28, 2009, 9:38 am
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some art news to shove in your peepers

Luke Drozd – Tellison
Cameron ‘twoducksdisco’ Steward – My First Tooth
Sarah ‘Half Awake’ Abbott – Red Trees
Stuart Fear – Pilla

myspace = b-sides by ash
April 21, 2009, 6:06 pm
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as myspace now allows you to upload 10 tracks we’ll always have the “b-sides” (non-podcast) tracks from the 2 most recent tapes up there.
fo’ sho’

tapes volume 2 so far by ash
April 19, 2009, 10:09 am
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apologies for the apparent lack of obvious activity, we’ve been organising many things.

the lineup for tapes volume 2 looks like this so far:
my first tooth – myspace.com/myfirsttooth
pilla – myspace.com/pillamusic
tellison – myspace.com/tellison
red trees – myspace.com/redtrees2

5th music slot and art types tba in the next week.


tapes 2, my first tooth! by ash
April 15, 2009, 10:55 am
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The brilliant My First Tooth will be featured in Tapes volume 2.
We would’ve recorded them last weekend but, due to Ash, the recording equipment ended up 200 miles away from the band (rookie error).
Czech em here: www.myspace.com/myfirsttooth

tapes 2, pilla, ace! by ash
April 9, 2009, 10:39 am
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excited to announce that pilla will be featured in tapes volume 2.

Ash’s march ears by ash
April 7, 2009, 9:06 pm
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i don’t think i can quite compete with Cam this month, it’s been a bit barren for me new music-wise, although i have been revisiting Jose Gonzalez’s excellent debut album ‘veneer’, i saw him live last autumn and i think that confirmed, for me, that this album, more than anything else he’s done, captures his voice and guitar playing at its best, in my view its far more delicate, beautiful and immediate than ‘in our nature’ (which is still excellent).

Cam’s March ears by ash

I love mix tape swaps. Its kind of like christmas, in the respect that you probably enjoy the giving part more than the receiving. Well not in this case as my brother made me a sort of shoegaze come drone come electronica-type mix. It features some awesome stuff like M83, Helios and The Album Leaf but then right at the end is a track by The Portico Quartet. Basically they are amazing and from these shores, London infact. Jazzy drones that recall Steve Reich and Charles Mingus and everything in between.

Also worth noting that Cursive have just released a new album entitled ‘Mama, I’m Swollen’. They played a track on David Letterman recently, which was a strange viewing experience. They kind of come across like a grittier Killers, maybe… Either way the track is superb and they are coming on tour, to Leeds, at which I hope to be there, wherever there may be.