Proud to announce that the
Proud to announce that the annual Blue Tapes showcase will this year take place at The Lexington, with a headline performance from Poland’s post-punk heroes Trupa Trupa, who will be debuting new material from their eagerly-awaited follow-up to 2015’s classic Headache LP.
It also just wouldn’t be a Blue Tapes night without a transportive set from Norwegian ambient icon Benjamin Finger, who has performed at all four of the showcases so far! (At The Green Door Store, Café OTO, SUPERNORMAL and Power Lunches (RIP)).
Support comes from kosmische-techno dons 2ndSun, who we will be releasing a mega tape from VERY SOON.
Expect DJs, exclusive merch, Blue Tapes projections, lovely people, life-changing sounds.
“This album from Trupa Trupa comprises always clever, often beautiful, and at times very angry guitar music that defies definition. Razor-edged no wave rumblings, anguished Bad Seed shanties, sopping wet blue-eyed soul ballads – Trupa Trupa touch on it all. The result is their first moment of true greatness. This is incredible work.” – The Quietus
“I have to admit that it’s been a while since a rock band was able to give me that real ‘woah’ factor… But Trupa Trupa circles around concrete songs, stretching and plying them into dazzling displays of sonic architecture that immediately stopped me in my tracks. Bands are back in a big way, and Trupa Trupa is hands-down among the very best of them.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
“Blue Tapes’ recent releases have been pretty spectacular. The latest is no exception. It’s rare that Blue Tapes have flirted with anything as conventional as a guitar band, but then Trupa Trupa are not your conventional guitar band. This four piece from Gdansk funnel US no wave influences through a kind of psychological pain tunnel, making this album’s title of Headache all the more apt.” – Louderthanwar
“Like a gleaming reverie, slightly submerged… redolent of Alice Coltrane’s graceful, spiritual ecstasy and the decelerated density and dusky forest-plunge of Wolfgang Voigt’s GAS project… A fever dream at turns gorgeous and fiery.” – TheRansom Note
“It’s usually a cert that we will love anything that comes from the wonderfully diverse world of boutique label Blue Tapes and X Ray Records. This stunningly hypnotic release from Benjamin Finger is not about to change that in the least. The six tracks on Amorosa Sensitiva are the stuff of beautiful daydreams if they had a electronic soundtrack.” – #SRCZ
“Awesome, hard – and, often, weirdly catchy – techno… 2ndSun sound like the kind of noise you can imagine Darths Sidious and Vader boogying away to in the Death Star’s after-hours bar after they’ve clocked-off from a a hard day of laying waste to star systems. Cosmic bangers from the heart of the Empire.” – 20 Jazz Funk Greats
(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm