New Single!

New Scraps Of Tape album coming up! Kick in the new year with this sparkling new tune!

Scraps Of Tape - Sjätte vansinnetHappy New Year everyone! Thanks for a wonderful year together. A lot of new tunes have been released this year, videos and artwork have been made. Love to all of you that make this wonderful things happening. It will be a completely packed year 2014 with massive releases coming up.
To celebrate the new year, we give you a glimpse of what to come. Enjoy We, The Leftheaded, the first track from the new Scraps Of Tape album Sjätte vansinnet! With this we look to the future with energy and a whole lot of love!

Scraps Of Tape - We, The Leftheaded

Stream the track from Soundcloud, or download for free or “pay-what-you-want” fromBandcamp!
Scraps Of Tape – Sjätte vansinnet
Scraps Of Tape. A quintet that is ever evolving and always going from strength to strength. There are no taboos or musical barriers that stands in the way of this band, one of the very best Sweden has to offer. It is a madness, the sixth, that washes over us. But do not be afraid, dare to embrace it.
Sjätte vansinnet (Swedish for ‘The Sixth Madness’) is Scraps Of Tape’s fifth album is being released February 26th 2014. It was recorded during a couple of hot summer days in May 2013, in the Malmö-based Discrete Motion Recordings studio under the supervision of Erik Sunding. The album follows a common thread that the band carefully has created via the Grand Letdown (2009) and Resident Flux (2011), the two latest albums that cemented the band’s strength in writing, frankly, ridiculously awesome rock music. It’s indie rock that wants to challenge, energetic music that invites you to a sound just beyond the ordinary and templated.
The name ‘Sjätte vansinnet’ pinpoints much with us. That sixth sense that we all in the band seem to share, something greater than ourselves, which in fact may be some kind of insanity. It is something that drives us forward and gives us so much, while also pushing us closer and closer to the edge of the abyss. The sixth madness is this incredible gift given to us which eventually will probably destroy us, but until then we will enjoy it, and ride the storm until it throws us off. We think anyone who’s ever been part of a larger creative project knows what we are talking about. This is our sixth madness.
– Johan G Winther, Scraps Of TapeTracklist
A1. We, The Leftheaded A2. Fuga, A3. Hands In Hands, A4. Teardrop Fucking Dropkick, A5. Vultures With High Heels, B1. Among Haters, B2. Once We Were, B3. Log Cabin, B4. A Neverending, B5. Alla utom jag måste dö

Scraps Of Tape on www:

Scraps Of Tape on the road

26 Feb 2014 SE Malmö, Babel
27 Feb 2014 DK Copenhagen, KB18
28 Feb 2014 SE Stockholm, Debaser Strand
15 Mar 2014 DE Dresden, Chemiefabrik
17 Mar 2014 AT Wien, TBA
18 Mar 2014 DE Erfurt, Stadtgarten
19 Mar 2014 CH St. Gallen, Grabenhalle
20 Mar 2014 DE Würzburg, Immerhin
21 Mar 2014 DE Chemnitz, AJZ
22 Mar 2014 DE Berlin, Schokoladen…and more to come!

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Review from our Malmö-gig last thursday 2/5

Here’s a nice review from Rockfoto.nu on our gig in Malmö on 2/5
(even tho it says 2/3 on their side)

Hur kul kan postrock egentligen vara år 2013? Svaret på den frågan lyder kort och gott: Scraps of Tape. När andra genreutövare ängsligt och stillastående växlar blicken mellan effektpedalerna och skorna i full koncentration på att göra lika utdragna crescendon som Explosions in the Sky, så är Scraps of Tape något helt annat. Det, ursprungligen Malmöbaserade, femmannabandet inleder spelningen med en rejäl rundgångsattack riktad rakt mot publiken. Sedan röjer de runt och slänger med sina instrument på ett för genren, väldigt otypiskt vis.

När det kommer till energi och intensitet har Scraps of Tape betydligt mycket mer gemensamt med punken än med Sigur Rós. De har funnits sedan 2000-talets början och kallats både “Sveriges mest underskattade band” och “postrockens bäst bevarade hemlighet”. Nyligen släpptes EP:n Orka Allt som (likt senaste skivan Resident Flux) är ett bra exempel på hur de lyckas vara nytänkande utan att fjärma sig allt för mycket från postrockens grundidé med att växla hårda urladdningar med stillsamt gitarrplink. Titelspåret är en vacker, avskalad pianoballad fjärran från postrockstypisk svulst, med en fin, rak text om att vilja räcka till. När Johan Gustavsson sjunger den under kvällen, till en början endast uppbackad av bas och trummor, framstår den allt mer som något av det bästa de har gjort.

Nu är det inte tal om att Scraps of Tape skulle ha mjuknat med åren. Idag känns de snarare som ett mer mångfacetterat band. I en ny låt, som något kryptiskt presenteras med orden “Alla Utom Jag Måste Dö”, riffar de maniskt och låter hårdare än någonsin. I mellansnacket påstår Johan Gustavsson att de planerar att spela in ett dubbelalbum med massor av stråkar. Förmodligen var det där ett skämt men jag är uppriktigt talat inte säker. Jag tvivlar dock inte för en sekund på att de hade lyckats även med det. För Scraps of Tape är inte “bra för att vara svenska” — de är i fullständig världsklass!

Text by: Anton Lindskog Photo by: Kristian Gullner

Weekender!

Hey friends!

Today we start a short weekender of shows in Sweden to promote both the
vinyl-edition of Resident Flux (!!!) and the limited cassette-release of Orka Allt.

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Tonight it’s Debaser in Malmö, tomorrow Café Mic in Vänersborg and on saturday we’ll tear down Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg together with EF and more. It will be great!!

See you out there!

Orka Allt video!

Hey friends!

Check out our new video for the track from our upcoming EP of the same name.
On this ep we’re stretching our wings a bit, putting a few smaller pieces of the bigger puzzle that is our sound under the looking glass. We’re super-proud of it and will present
all of it soon!

Meanwhile, check out the video for “Orka Allt”:

Thank you. /sot

Scraps of tape – Spotify playlist #1

Hey,
We are going to start making nice playlists for all of you who are interested in what we are listening to, get inspired of and in general what we think is good music. We will post one new playlist every month.
So here is the first list (a few days late) and its contents different kinds of music that in one way or another have been special for us, both as a band and as individuals:

http://open.spotify.com/user/scrapsoftape/playlist/3I3S4d48LiOKso5YDH0NKH

We hope you will like the music as much as we do!

Take care

Reissue on it’s way!

Hey friends!
We’ve got some nice news for you all. We will be releasing our first selftitled demo
in a remastered version through the wonderful Ramberget Recordings.
This release will be a digital release only but hopefully sometime down the line we’ll be able
to bring it out on vinyl too. We’ll see!

The release features new artwork by JGW and there will also be the option of ordering
a version with a limited edition two-color screen-printed poster with the artwork.

Here’s what Ramberget has to say:

Scraps Of Tape

So… Here goes. We’ve been talking about us working together with a really great band. A band we’ve been listening to for many years. That band is Scraps Of Tape. They have released a whole bunch of great albums on our favorite label A Tenderversion Recording. 10 years ago they recorded a demo. We love that demo. We love it so much we decided to do a proper release to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Johan G Winther made the artwork for the reissue and there will also be a limited edition poster. We’re really excited about this. Out December 17.

So, start counting down the days until early christmas, December 17th!

We hope you are all well. /SxOxT