Tapes 'N Tapes Get All International With Tour, Sign to XL Recordings
By: Spacelab Research Staff
Maybe they'll be the next Arctic Monkeys - another band brought to the surface by the social democracy of the blog.
Minneapolis' Tapes 'N Tapes have been getting all international on us lately, with a set of tour dates that includes a trip to the U.K. as well as around the U.S. But they'll be getting seriously international with a new agreement with XL Recordings. According the Pioneer Press, Tapes 'N Tapes have signed to XL for a rerelease of their last album The Loon, on a much bigger level and across the world.
"We're all kind of freaking out," Josh Grier told the Pioneer Press. "We've all been really excited and (now) we can finally talk about it."
They claim it all started when blogs started talking about the band. Awareness of their band started to spread, and before they knew it, lots of people were talking about the band. From there, they received writeups in Rolling Stone, New York Times, the Washington Post, Alternative Press and Billboard. They also got calls from major labels like Capitol Records.
The band has had a busy year playing shows around the country, including a GorillaVSBear showcase and the South By Southwest music festival. They have no intention of slowing down, starting a new tour today and even stopping over in the United Kingdom to play some dates and shoot a video. They'll be playing with bands like Cold War Kids, The Wrens, and Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Tapes N' Tapes: Tour Dates 04-28 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
04-29 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
05-05 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
05-07 - Minneapolis, MN - Women's Club Theater
05-18 - London, England - Metro
05-19 - Nottingham, England - The Social
05-20 - Brighton, England - Great Escape
05-22 - London, England - Barfly
05-23 - Leeds, England - Faversham
05-24 - Glasgow, Scotland - Nice 'N' Sleazy
05-25 - Manchester, England - Music Box
06-01 - Madison, WI - The Journey
06-02 - Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub
06-03 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
06-04 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
06-05 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Club
06-06 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
06-07 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
06-08 - Baltimore, MD - Fletcher's
06-09 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn
06-10 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
06-12 - Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
06-13 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Barbeque
06-15 - Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture
06-16 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo
06-17 - San Francisco, CA - Café du Nord
06-18 - Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan
06-19 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café
06-22 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
06-23 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
07-29 - Chicago, IL - Union Park Pitchfork Music Festival