Getting Cozy With: Videotape

Videotape
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Hi, everyone!

This is Sophie from Videotape. I’m really excited to share with you some new music on behalf of the group. We’re a five-piece from Chicago and we play shoegaze, dream-pop music. Or, at least that’s what we call it. I also like to say it’s jangly pop rock. It’s hard to put a label on it.

We’re releasing our sophomore album on October 28, 2014. It’s called Underwater Weather. It will be available digitally, but also on cassette via the label, Medium Gallery. This follows our debut, This Is Disconnect, from 2012. Both records were recorded at Observatory Studios in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. We recorded half of the songs for Underwater in the winter and the rest just this past summer. It feels like it’s been a long time coming and we’re eager to share it with you all.

I think our differences are what make Videotape so dynamic, not just musically, but as a functioning group of people who get along. We’re composed of a therapist, a restaurant server/graduate student (hey, guys), a financial analyst, a barista/cartoonist, and another graduate student with a dog-walking business. When we play together, these differences melt away, and we become one loud/energetic/ghostly sound.

I’m incredibly proud to sing for this group of amazing musicians that I continue to respect and admire every day. If you’re in Chicago, you can catch us at The Hideout on October 9, then again at Emporium Arcade Bar October 28.

Happy listening,
Sophie

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