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A live music series documenting DIY and independent music in the Lehigh Valley.

    Show #69 with Catatonic Suns

    Show #69 with Catatonic Suns

    This show features the Shards Session from Allentown, PA-based psych rock band Catatonic Suns recorded in March 2022. The band is made up of Jakob Christman, Patrick Shields, Caleb Strobl, and LJ Llaguri. They’ve been refining their their lush and noisy sonic template since beginning in 2018. They performed wo songs from the band's latest album, 2022's Saudade, and two songs from their first album, 2019's Aphelion.

    1. Melted Mind (0:03)
    2. Acid Wash (2:53)
    3. Electric Plain (6:36)
    4. Tangerine Dayglo (10:28)
    5. Interview (15:34)
    6. BAND PICK: Laurel Canyon - Daddy's Honey (22:40)

    Show #68 with Laurel Canyon

    Show #68 with Laurel Canyon

    Tape Swap’s first show of 2022 premiered in April on WDIY 88.1 FM and featured the Shards Session with Laurel Canyon. The four-piece band is a new addition to the Lehigh Valley music scene, having recently releasing their debut EP, Victim, in January 2022. Laurel Canyon is made up of guitarists Nicholas Gillespie and Serg Cereja, bassist Dylan Loccarini, and drummer Egan Miller. The band joined us in March 2022, fresh off a recording session with famed producer Steve Albini in Chicago.

    Show #67 with The Jawnstowne Standard

    Show #67 with The Jawnstowne Standard

    The Jawnstowne Standard may be one of the Lehigh Valley’s newest punk bands, but the four members all have long histories playing loud and raucous DIY music. After the break-up of Valley punk band Twin 55, Bruce, Brock, and Matt regrouped under the banner As Years Pass, whose name they would eventually change to the Jawnstowne Standard in 2019 with the addition of former Road Sodas drummer A.C.. The Jawnstowne Standard delivers an earnest style of straightforward, melodic punk rock whose songs deal with “real life, real situations, the good times, and the bad times,” according to the band’s bio. The Jawnstowne Standard released their debut EP 'Punxsutawney' in October 2019, recorded by Matt Molchany at Shards.

    The four members of the band joined us on the roof of the Flatiron Building on Bethlehem’s south side on a hot day in August 2020 for this Rooftop Session. This session debuted on WDIY 88.1 FM in September 2020.

    HE JAWNSTOWNE STANDARD ROOFTOP SESSION
    1. Silver Linings (0:04)
    2. As Years Pass (3:54)
    3. Matty and Me (6:53)
    4. Something Better (10:04)
    5. Interview (12:33)
    6. BAND PICK: Bad-Ups - South Philly Bop (21:21)

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    Watch videos from the Hairdo Rooftop Session:
    www.tapeswapradio.com/news/the-jawnstowne-standard

    Special Thanks:
    - Lab Two Twelve - www.labtwotwelve.com/
    - Stone House Group - www.theshg.com/

    Show #66 with Hairdo and Matt Molchany

    Show #66 with Hairdo and Matt Molchany

    Shamus and Maggie premiere the Rooftop Session from Hairdo, a three-piece band from Kutztown, PA. The band was recorded in August 2020 and was the first recording Tape Swap has done on the Flatiron Building in Bethlehem, PA in August 2020. This session debuted on WDIY 88.1 FM later that month. They also catch up with fellow Tape Swap collaborator Matt Molchany for an interview on how he has been continuing his work at the Shards recording studio in Bethlehem amid the coronavirus precautions.

    HAIRDO ROOFTOP SESSION
    1. Business Accumen
    2. Duplex
    3. Vultures
    4. Brown Slime
    5. Interview
    6. BAND PICK: Bleeders - Gates of Steel (Devo Cover)

    MATT MOLCHANY INTERVIEW:
    1. Hugs - Bed
    2. Under the Clothesline - 11
    3. Poor Luther's Bones - Janky Ass
    4. Tile - Swing Away

    Show #65 with The Mega Yeah & Dave Allison

    Show #65 with The Mega Yeah & Dave Allison

    THE MEGA YEAH SHARDS SESSION
    ---> The Mega Yeah - Pineapple Pie (0:03)
    ---> The Mega Yeah - Stereo Silence (3:36)
    ---> The Mega Yeah - North Star (8:17)
    ---> The Mega Yeah - Moon Face (12:45)
    ---> The Mega Yeah - Interview (16:11)
    ---> BAND PICK: Victor Traps - Borderline (27:17)

    DAVE ALLISON INTERVIEW + MIXTAPE
    ---> Dave Allison - Interview Pt. 1 (30:27)
    ---> Static Daydream - Seconds (32:26)
    ---> Last Remaining Pinnacle - Lies (35:23)
    ---> Dave Allison - Interview Pt. 2 (39:12)
    ---> Matt Kelly - Surpassing Fancy (41:08)
    ---> Dave Allison - Interview Pt. 3 (43:45)

    Show #64 with The Xenomorph

    Show #64 with The Xenomorph

    Lehigh Valley-based hip-hop group, The Xenomorph, join us for a Shards Session recorded in November 2019. The two members of the group are Bethlehem rapper NyteXing and Allentown artist and producer Johnny Five. And if all of those names didn’t clue you in, you can expect lots of references from comics, movies, cartoons, and gaming in their music, especially from NyteXing who says he’s a “gamer not a gangster.” It’s important that we mention that since we recorded this session, NyteXing changed the name he makes music under to GR3YS0N, so make sure you follow his new moniker.

    For this session, the duo perform a song together and both members perform their own solo material. It’s three sessions in one on this edition of Tape Swap Radio!

    ---------PART ONE---------
    Introduction (0:37)
    Great Wave - Garlic & Sage (2:27)
    Scruft - Happy Day (5:37)
    Service Dog - Looking Up [Demo] (9:14)

    ---------PART TWO---------
    NyteXing - Civil War (14:46)
    NyteXing - Player One (17:56)
    NyteXing - Playin 4 Keeps (20:35)
    The Xenomorph - War Is Raw (23:15)
    The Xenomorph - Interview Part 1 (27:41)
    Johnny Five - Erron Black (32:35)
    Johnny Five - Abigail & The Gravemaker (35:47)
    Johnny Five - Trouble with the Devil (40:57)
    The Xenomorph - Interview Part 2 (44:50)
    GROUP PICK: CapCizza - Real Recognize Real (49:06)
    GROUP PICK: Pentley Holmes - Shape Up (52:54)

    ---------PART THREE---------
    Arch of Love - Remain in Light (58:23)
    The Joint Chiefs of Math - World Beyond (1:02:44)
    The Jawnstowne Standard - As Years Pass (1:06:41)

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