Staring Problem - Eclipse

Early goth overtones, proto-shoegaze allure and raw DIY production have informed this incredible collection of songs. With themes ranging from flora and fauna, love and loss to science fiction, Staring Problem gives us their strongest work to date in celebration of their and Modern Tapes’ 10th year not only in collaboration but in existence.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on September 13th, 2020 under Releases, ,

LANA – Self-titled

A 6 songs, 1 track tribute to Lana Tisdel. An imagining of a forlorn and angry karaoke set. Blown out and lonely. Distorted synthesizers and drum machines wail away.

The scene is a karaoke bar where Brandon Teena’s lost love sings to her former lover hoping she can mean what she sings enough that Brandon will hear it. The room is smoky and everyone is a little drunk, but everyone sits rapt as Lana spills out her heart through a set of old favorites.

Digital Album

Posted on May 20th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Peppy Pep Pepper ‎– Granny Chic

The second solo release (the first was on Transformer Music) by 1/2 of Mitra Mitra and Violetiger. Cold and beautiful synth and drum machine constructions from Vienna’s one and only Violet Candide.

Digital Album

Posted on May 17th, 2020 under Releases, ,

Staring Problem - Ghost / Lifelines

For our 20th release Modern Tapes welcomes back our friends who started it all. Two brand new installments of Lauren and Alix’s patented brand of minimalist, haunting, post punk.

7″ / Digital Album

Posted on January 10th, 2017 under Releases, ,

Worker/Parasite - Escitalopram

After a series of impressive releases of hardware based techno for labels like Opal Tapes and Classicworks, Oakland’s Worker/Parasite comes to Modern Tapes with 6 tracks of more experimental work made using only an MPC and the Axoloti, an open platform digital synthesizer. Escitalopram is an impressive expansion of an already intriguing sound palate further connecting abstract sound design with the weirder corners of the dancefloor.

Cassette / Digital Album

Posted on January 8th, 2017 under Releases, ,