Hey there! You look sad! Would a signed copy (by all 4 members) of Tapes 'N Tapes single "Insistor" (with "Crazy Eights" on it as well) on limited edition 7" vinyl do the trick? It would!? Wonderful! The Brothers Tapes were kind enough to sign this copy for me, and I have nothing to play vinyl on! Anyway, here's how this contest works. You come up with the most original idea for a cover song you would like to hear Tapes 'N Tapes do at a show and I'll pick the one I like the most to win this awesome record! Pull out all the stops on this one people. I don't want to see stuff like "Freebird" or "Bird on a Wire" or something that gets covered all the time like that. Post your idea in the comments section of this post. I'll pick a winner next Friday night/Saturday morning so have yours in by then. Only one entry per person, so give it some thought. oh, and if you suggest Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" I'll tell you that you've won and get your address and send you a bomb instead of the record, okay? Okay.
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So the show tonight was amazing. It was the final night of the Cold War Kids/Figurines/Tapes 'N Tapes Summer Tour, and you can be sure that the bands made it worthwhile. Cold War Kids opened up with an amazing set. They move around so much on stage and bump into each other on purpose, so it was a lot of fun to watch. I was surprised at how good their backup vocals (from the guitarist) were. The band was totally on top of their game, and played my favorite two songs during the set: "Hang Me Up To Dry" and "Hospital Beds". They were really stand-up guys when I met them after the show, too. Josh from Tapes 'N Tapes joined them on a song to play the tamborine and cause good-natured trouble on stage. An incredibly electric performance!
Figurines were the "tightest" band (in an instrumental sense) all night, but their singer was a bit tired looking, and was a bit flat most of the time despite having some really smooth pipes. They got a pretty poor response from the audience, which was not deserved, but, oh well.
Tapes 'N Tapes were everything they said they would be. They pulled out all the stops and went nuts on stage. The do an amazing job of translating their songs for the stage. They played a good many songs including "Manitoba", "Omaha" (my favorite), "In Houston", "Insistor", "Cowbell", "Crazy Eights" and others. I can't remember if they ran through the entire CD or not, but they must've gotten close. They finished off by having nearly every member of the other two bands come up for their last song. There were 4 percussionists, 4 guitarists, 1 bassist, and Matt on keys and tamborine. It was amazing! Tapes came out for an encore as well, and played 2 songs which makes me think they must've played the whole CD. Again, though, I can't remember.
All in all, it was a great show. Was it the most amazing experience of my life? No. Was it the best experience of my summer so far? Definitely. Make sure you head over to their official site and see if they're coming anywhere near you on their coming tour with The Futureheads.
Tapes 'N Tapes - Frankfurt (Awesome Remix).mp3
Tapes 'N Tapes - 50s Parking.mp3
Tapes 'N Tapes - Crazy Eights.mp3
Cold War Kids - Hang Me Out to Dry.mp3
Tapes 'N Tapes' Official Website
Cold War Kids' Official Website
Figurines' Official Website