The Beautiful Darkness of WAR TAPES

Ryan Sez: I'm both excited and a bit intrigued by today's music project. With two very different approaches in their craft, War Tapes produce emotional, cinematic songs - while also jamming out dance-hall music for your next party. No matter what..... This music is Without a Doubt better than what your neighbor's kids are listening to.

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War Tapes are Neil Popkin (singer/rhythm guitarist), his sister Becca Popkin (bassist), Matt Bennett (lead guitar) and William Mohler (drummer).

RSL Calls it "Dark Pop" - And "we call it heart-quaking doom pop," says War Tapes' Neil Popkin (originally from Boston.) War Tapes' first full-length album, The Continental Divide, will be released next week (on May 26) by Sarathan Records (Seattle). War Tapes recently toured with RSL longtime favorites Tiger Army. Now they're on a tour with VNV Nation. Here's your chance to get in on this band early. Pick up the album (see below for the presale offer).

May 27th - Hollywood
Club Moscow -Free Show w/ RSVP! 18+
May 28th - Fullerton, CA
The Continental Room
Jun 15th - National Television
Jun 27th - Los Angeles
Club Nokia with VNV Nation
Jun 29th - San Francisco
The Regency Center with VNV Nation
Jun 30th - Portland, OR
Berbati's Pan with VNV Nation
Jul 1st - Seattle
The Showbox with VNV Nation
Jul 3rd - Salt Lake City
The Murray Theatre with VNV Nation
Jul 5th 2009 8:00P
Gothic Theatre with VNV Nation
Jul 7th - Milwaukee
Turner Hall with VNV Nation
Jul 8th - Minneapolis
Station 4 with VNV Nation
Jul 10th - Chicago
The House of Blues with VNV Nation
Jul 11th - Detroit
St. Andrews Hall with VNV Nation
Jul 12th - Cleveland
Peabody's with VNV Nation
Jul 14th - Toronto
The Phoenix Theatre
Jul 15th - Montreal
Le National with VNV Nation
Jul 17th - Boston
The Paradise with VNV Nation
Jul 18th - NYC
The Nokia Theatre with VNV Nation
Jul 19th - Philadelphia
TLA with VNV Nation
Jul 21st - Washington DC
The 9:30 CLUB with VNV Nation
Jul 23rd - Atlanta
Masquerade with VNV Nation
Jul 24th - Tampa
The Ritz with VNV Nation
Jul 25th - Ft. Lauderdale
Culture Room with VNV Nation
Jul 27th - Dallas
The Granada Theatre with VNV Nation
July 28th - San Antonio
The White Rabbit with VNV Nation
July 30th - Tempe, AZ
The Marquee Theatre with VNV Nation


one step ahead said…
thanks for turning us on to good music in bean town

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