This is how Tapes 'n Tapes “Freak Out”

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The guys in Tapes 'n Tapes look like nice guys. I base this observation largely on the fact that they're from the great middle north, the land of Sarah Palin accents and snow 340 days a year. Also their press photo makes them look like they don't want you to make fun of them:

This is basically midwest Hold Steady music, about as average, equally uninspired, definitely as hung over and bummed out, below the bar music.

People really like it.

Reminds me of my favorite tweet from last week:

Lucky for Tapes 'n Tapes, there are likewise scores of mid-oughties who have never gotten past this stuff:

Tapes 'n Tapes, “Freak Out”

Is this the sound of freaking out if you're from Minneapolis? Their album, Outside, is out in January. Look forward to two months of leaks, in the meantime.