Tapes ‘N Tapes play the Waiting Room tonight; Bright Eyes on Letterman tonight

I really like “Outside,” the new album from Tapes ‘N Tapes.

People loved “The Loon” when it came out a few years ago, but the band has mostly been written off since then. A shame, I think.

With “Outside,” the band did the whole thing on its own, from recording to releasing, and started its own label, Ibid Records.

It paid off. The record is full of energetic indie rock, but not aggressive or loud. Tonight’s show at the Waiting Room should be pretty excellent.

Read my full interview with Josh Grier from Tapes ‘N Tapes and also feel free to listen to “Freak Out,” the album’s first single, below.

Listen: “Freak Out” by Tapes ‘N Tapes
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If you’re staying in tonight because of the snow or any other reason, you should dial up the Late Show with David Letterman.

Bright Eyes will appear on the show tonight. Not sure what they’ll play, but my guess is “Shell Games.”

Also on the show will be Republican Senator Rand Paul.

Everyone’s been saying they hope things don’t break into fisticuffs, but I don’t see Conor Oberst as the violent type.

I bet there won’t be a ton of friendly conversation in the green room though.

Update (3:51 p.m.): Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds and currently part of Bright Eyes’ travelling band just tweeted: “just had my make-up done in a chair next to rand paul. so many things i could say about this…”

We’ll see if there are any other comments…

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