Billing themselves as “Not the Jam Band We Want However the Jam Band We Deserve,” Taper’s Alternative are considerably mysterious newcomers to the scene—and so they’re certain having enjoyable with it. Right here’s what we all know: the band is a jam supergroup comprised of Dave Harrington (Darkside), Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend), Alex Bleeker (Actual Property), and Zach Tenorio (Arc Iris). Past that scant data, it wasn’t till just lately that tunes have emerged. Beforehand out there solely at merch tables on the band’s few California exhibits earlier this 12 months, the cassette-only Alternative Tapes Vol. 1 circulated word-of-mouth for some time earlier than lastly touchdown on Bandcamp together with Alternative Tapes Vol. 2. (I hear Vol. 3 is within the works.) Songs on the tapes are titled solely with single or double curly quotes on each volumes however in the event you hear arduous perhaps you’ll hear some similarities to jams circulating in “dealer” circles on the Reside Music Archive.
We had been lucky to get invited out to the band’s unique (and bought out) first present in New York (or Jam Hollywood to these within the know). Two units beneath the celebs at Brooklyn’s Sultan Room (one of many premier locations for jams within the borough) and we had been bought 100% on Taper’s Alternative. These guys even have their very own pageant! Take that Phish. And go purchase some tickets to Alternative Fest.
Taper's Alternative 2022-04-24 The Sultan Room Rooftop Brooklyn, NY Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com MBHO KA200N/603A > Naiant PFA >> Sound Units MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 3.0.2 > FLAC Set 1: 01. Operating From the Rain 02. Lick the Toad 03. The Dave Take a look at (Sure) > 04. Walkin’ Round 05. Darkness on the Fringe of Midtown* Set 2: 06. Above the Timberline 07. Each Bubble > 08. Born to Burst* 09. Lilac Palace 10. Low Period*^ 11. Döner Wrap *with Stuart Bogie - sax ^Geese cowl with Cameron Winter (lead singer of Geese) Kenny Wollesen - percussion on all of second set Taper's Alternative is: Dave Harrington, Alex Bleeker, Chris Tomson, Zach Tenorio-Miller