MT010- FROE CHAR “Fossils” 12″ Lp PREORDER!!!!

Friends, family, lovers, haters,

dec 22 marks a new day for Modern Tapes.  Our first vinyl release!!!

also our 10th release.  We don’t churn out recordings the way other labels do, slow and steady really works for us.  I like to think each release keeps upping the ante for the next. Don’t worry MT hasn’t forgotten you cassette lovers out there, there are some cassette releases in the near future too, and perhaps some more vinyl.  But now, to share this awesome chunk of dinosaur with you.

Fossils is the third release from Froe Char, the solo alias of Christina of the also amazing Parisian duo Illustration Sonore.  Where her first recordings as Froe Char writhed in distortion and doom Fossils pushes the rhythm to the forefront and breaks the synths through the haze creating an opaque yet completely minimal mutant wave masterpiece.

Simply put, i fucking love this record.

pre-order now. and get the download immediately.

Europe tour planned with Unur (who also has a new recording coming soon) in february 2014.

MT010 Froe Char “Fossils ” Lp COMING SOON!

2013 Has been an interesting year for MT.  there was much talk of a handful of cassette releases.  Time has turned one of these in to the first vinyl Lp by Modern Tapes.  What better way to celebrate our 10th release!

Froe Char aka Italian/Parisian Christina Lauro is also known as 1/2 of the duo Illustration Sonore who has an amazing Lp being released by the fantastic Medical Records label.  There have been a pair of previous Froe Char releases of dark beautiful ambiance but with “Fossils” she takes the distorted haze and murk of her prior work and uses it as a texture amid percolating synths and minimalist rhythms.  “Fossils” is the sultry minimal synth record for the experimental crowd or the noisy bleak record for the coldwave kids.  I once heard someone say “you can’t dance to pain” but this record really proves otherwise.

this record is the first in a collaborative effort between Modern Tapes and the amazing French label Spielzeug Muzak.  more info soon, but until then, here’s a teaser:

 

 

 

Unur European Tour!

Alright, so Unur is hitting the road or actually, the rails and is taking “Anywhere” well…anywhere.  Evolved versions of songs from the Ep as well as a bunch of new songs will be pushed through speakers toward the ears of the (somewhat) innocent.  I’ve also got some copies of the Modern Tapes Mix Tape as well as some other goodies that i’ll be (delicately) stuffing into a bag and dragging around europe.  Come say “hello”.

may 30- Barcelona, Spain @ La cova de les cultures
may 31- Montpellier, France @ Up & Down
June 1- Montaigu, France @ Foyer Des Jeunes
June 2- TRAIN to other side of Europe
June 3- Zabok, Croatia @ Zelena Dvorana
June 4- Koprivnice, Czech Republic @ Cajovna Mandala
June 5- Krakow, Poland @ Klub Re
June 6- Prague, Czech Republic @ 007
June 7- Brno, Czech Republic @ Vegalita
June 8- Vienna, Austria @ Fluc
June 9- Berlin, Germany @ King Kong Klub
June 10- Leipzig, Germany @ Zoro
June 11- Metz, France @ Bar Le Rubis
June 12- Mannheim, Germany @ Abbruch & Demontage
June 13- day off in Berlin
June 14- Potsdam, Germany @ Kuze
June 15- Dresden, Germany @ Ostpol
June 16- Wurzburg, Germany @ Cairo
June 17- day off in Paris
June 18- Paris, France @ mecanique ondulatoire

Modern Tapes Mix Tape available for download!

After a wonderful Staring Problem show/Third Wave DJ set/Modern Tapes giveaway last night we’re making the compilation available for download off the label’s bandcamp site.  It will be put up via itunes and stuff like that in a few weeks, but for now go grab it from us!

HERE

Tracklist:

Catholics And The Pill “Cool Dick”
Unur “Pillows”
Prom Concussion “Cicada Swell”
Staring Problem “Tegnology”
Locks “Segments”
All Men Of Lidice “5×5”
Radar Eyes “Gonna Make You Cry”
Portable Morla “The Condos” (Iron Curtain cover)
Guitar Party “Robot Worms”
Mit Gas “Divorce”
Jesus Heels “Talking Priest”

Modern Tapes Mix Tape available today!

Hey Friends,

So the Staring Problem, Unur and Guitar Party tapes are flying through their first pressings warranting a second for each, that’s cool, should be available in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, the wonderful Chicago beverage establishment, The Whistler, does a weekly “50 free records” giveaway so we put together a tape comp with bands from the label, coming to the label or just friends of the label.  The result is an 11 song 30+ minute collection of cool post-punk, minimal synth, dirge folk, and other weirdness.

We’re giving 50 of them away for free today at the Whistler, but will make the comp available in the near future for pay what you can download and have physical copies for sale for a meager price on the release page.  Keep your eyes peeled.

Tracklist:

Catholics And The Pill “Cool Dick”
Unur “Pillows”
Prom Concussion “Cicada Swell”
Staring Problem “Tegnology”
Locks “Segments”
All Men Of Lidice “5×5”
Radar Eyes “Gonna Make You Cry”
Portable Morla “The Condos” (Iron Curtain cover)
Guitar Party “Robot Worms”
Mit Gas “Divorce”
Jesus Heels “Talking Priest”

enjoy!

Guitar Party available for download! Cassettes in days! New artist pages!

Yup, the Guitar Party “birthday” full length is available from most digital outlets (itunes, emusic, amazon, etc.)  The tapes look awesome and the band copies will be sent out early this week.

and check out the new “artists” page with links to band websites and fbook pages so you can “like” to your heart’s content.  you can find us on there too.

 

Unur “anywhere” Ep available for download today!

Hey all,

The debut release from Unur is available today via iTunes, Emusic, Thrill Jockey/Fina, Amazon etc.  We think that’s pretty cool.  Staring Problem’s debut is as well and the Guitar Party release should be up by the end of the month!
here are links to their releases on itunes
Unur

Staring Problem

ALSO- there will be a giveaway coming soon for Chicagoans, details to come!