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Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal bonding? Did you find the person who’ll keep you warm all winter? If you’ve answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »

Even though there’s something sacred about time-honored traditions, there’s only so many years you and your beloveds can sit beside the Christmas tree and listen to Sufjan or “Last Christmas” or the same old yuletide indie rock. It’s time we spruced up our collective Xmas indie rock playlist with some newness! Even if Christmas isn’tMore »

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The Music Tapes – “Playing ‘Evening'”

Longtime Elephant 6 psych-poppers the Music Tapes are getting set to release their new album Mary's Voice, their first LP since 2008. They're also planning…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2012 - 9:23 am

The ‘Gum Drop CXIX: Hear New Christmasy Julian Koster, Win An Epiphone Guitar

This morning we sent out the final 'Gum Drop of 2009 and in the spirit of the season decided to pass along an updated take…
brandon | December 16, 2009 - 12:23 pm

New Music Tapes Video – “For The Planet Pluto”

Julian Koster has a specific vision and saw-singing sound for The Music Tapes, so you shouldn't be too surprised by much of what goes o…
brandon | August 18, 2009 - 6:11 pm
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New Music Tapes Video – “Majesty”

The spate of recent Jeff Mangum sightings tended to obscure the fact that, yes, there are other people who were/are involved with Elephant 6, Neutral…
brandon | November 5, 2008 - 3:12 pm
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Stream Elephant 6’s Chicago Surprise

NPR is streaming the 10/21 Bottom Lounge stop on the recent E6 Holiday Surprise Tour. Tunes from Olivia Tremor Control, Apples In Stereo, Music Tapes,…
Scott Lapatine | October 28, 2008 - 2:14 pm
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Stereogum’s Top 8 From CMJ ’08

The crew here managed to fly through some 70+ sets of music last week, and boy is our abilty-to-wade-through-the-sadness-that's-passing-for-buzzed-up-indie-rock tired. There's a very scientific formula…
Amrit Singh | October 27, 2008 - 3:20 pm
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CMJ ’08: The Music Tapes & Wye Oak @ Mercury Lounge

Joining the Tobacco triumph a few days earlier, Mercury Lounge hosted a couple more of my favorite sets this fest in the recently revitalized (and…
Amrit Singh | October 26, 2008 - 7:04 pm
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Jeff Mangum Performs In NYC

We've checked in with Music Tapes a few times this year, and before that got all sincere over In The Aeroplane's 10th birthday, but thing…
Scott Lapatine | October 12, 2008 - 11:52 am
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Julian Koster Presents The Singing Saw At Christmastime

Anyone who's listened to Julian Koster's work in Neutral Milk Hotel or the (newly revived) Music Tapes knows he's into the singing saw. So, though…
brandon | July 31, 2008 - 1:59 pm
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Stream Music Tapes For Clouds And Tornadoes

A ways back we posted the happy news that Julian Koster was dusting off the singing saw and wire recorder for a new Music Tape…
brandon | July 22, 2008 - 1:03 pm
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Still No Neutral Milk Hotel Reunion, But The Music Tapes Are Back With New Album, Video, Live Show

We were big fans of First Imaginary Symphony For Nomad back in the day, as well as the Music Tapes' prop-heavy, metronome-toting live show. If…
brandon | May 7, 2008 - 10:49 am
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