Tapes N' Tapes

Tapes ‘n Tapes has almost come full circle in just six short years. It goes like this: back in 2005, the Minneapolis band self-released their fantastic debut album, The Loon – the closest anyone would get to hearing a new Pavement record last decade. Blogs loved it, critics loved it and soon the band was signed and in the studio working on their XL Recordings follow-up, a mostly uninspired flop. That brings us to this year and their self-released third album, Outside. While it’s far from the pure fun of their debut, a song like “Freak Out” proves Tapes ‘n Tapes is getting back to where they’re most comfortable. Like I said, almost full circle. With Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. BRYDEN MCGRATH

Tue., March 8, 8 p.m., 2011

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