Cue The War Tapes

War Tapes

Here’s another curveball for you. I recently discovered the War Tapes and I like what I hear. See, I told you I was diverse.

The Los Angeles-based quartet — consisting of singer/rhythm guitarist Neil Popkin, his sister/bassist Becca Popkin, lead guitarist Matt Bennett and drummer William Mohler — describes their sound as “heart-quaking doom pop.” I don’t know about all of that but I like what I hear. It’s moody, dark and ass-kicking. Check out their video for the single “Mind Is Ugly” below:

The War Tapes will make their full-length debut on May 26th with The Continental Divide (Sarathan Records).The group also recently confirmed they will join VNV Nation on a 23-date North American run. The tour will kick off on June 27 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and will wrap in Phoenix, AZ at the Marquee Theatre. For all of the tour dates, see below.

Catch WAR TAPES on tour:

May 27 –  Los Angeles   Club Moscow (CD Release Party)

May 28 – Fullerton, CA   Continental Room

June 27 – Los Angeles   Club Nokia

June 29 – San Francisco   Regency Center

June 30 – Portland   Barbeti’s Pan

July 1 – Seattle   The Showbox

July 3 – Murray, UT   Murray Theatre

July 5 – Englewood, CO   Gothic Theatre

July 7 – Milwaukee   Turner Hall Ballroom

July 8 – St. Paul, MN   Station Four

July 10 – Chicago   House of Blues

July 11 – Detroit   St. Andrews Hall

July 12 – Cleveland   Peabody’s Down Under

July 14 – Toronto   Phoenix Concert Theatre

July 15 – Montreal   Le National

July 17 – Boston   Paradise Rock Club

July 18 – New York   Nokia Theatre

July 19 – Philadelphia   Theatre of Living Arts

July 21 – Washington, DC   9:30 Club

July 23 – Atlanta   Masquerade

July 24 – Tampa, FL   The Ritz Theatre

July 25 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL   Culture Room

July 27 – Dallas   Granada Theatre

July 28 – San Antonio   White Rabbit

July 30 –  Tempe, AZ   Marquee Theatre


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