Tape Log

Blog posts by Geoff Stanfield

June 5, 2024

New Moses Sumney Single and Video - "Vintage"

by Geoff Stanfield

Check out the new single and video, "Vintage" from Moses Sumney. We’re big fans of Moses here at Tape Op, and his LP Aromanticism made both John and Geoff’s best of 2017 year end list. "Vintage" pulls the listener into its...

May 31, 2024

New SASAMI Single and Video: "Honeycrash"

by Geoff Stanfield

Check out the new video and single "Honeycrash" from SASAMI (#157). Produced by Jennifer Decilveo, who is interviewed in our May issue. Listen to "Honeycrash" Check out our interviews with SASAMI and Jennifer here: SASAMI Tape...

May 8, 2024

Steve Albini 1962-2024

by Geoff Stanfield

Steve AlbiniRemembered by Larry Crane On Jan 19, 1987, I clambered aboard a yacht in Emeryville, CA, to interview Steve Albini and the band Big Black for BravEar Magazine, a conversation that unfortunately was never published due to the mag folding...

May 8, 2024

Mdou Moctar's New Album, Funeral for Justice

by Geoff Stanfield

Malian guitarist Mdou Moctar's new release, Funeral for Justice, is a wild ride. From the almost Iron Maiden-sounding moments of the title track "Funeral for Justice", to the frentic energy of "Sousoume Tamacheq", to the ethereal and more...

May 8, 2024

Les Amazones d'Afrique's new album, Musow Danse

by Geoff Stanfield

Musow Danse by Les Amazones d'Afrique is out now and was produced by Garrett Jacknife Lee. Read his interview from Tape Op #149. This pan-country, multilingual supergroup of amazing African women is powerful and so important. Their previous two...

May 2, 2024

David J's Tracks From the Attic

by Geoff Stanfield

I interviewed David J in 2015, as I had long been a fan of his bands Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, and had been buying his solo albums since his first works in the '80s. We ended up working on some music with Barton Carroll at my studio a year or...

April 30, 2024

New St. Vincent Album and Video

by Geoff Stanfield

Check out the new St. Vincent LP,  All Born Screaming, and video for the track "Broken Man" out now. The album was recorded and mixed by Cian Riordan who interviewed Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) for Tape Op #134. Read the Tape Op...

April 26, 2024

Arooj Aftab Releases New Album, Night Reign

by Geoff Stanfield

Arooj Aftab's Night Reign Arooj Aftab is a four time Grammy-nominated artist we featured in Tape Op issue #157. With Pakistani roots, she sings in Urdu and English, and became one of my favorite vocalists the moment I saw her performing on a live...

April 24, 2024

T Bone Burnett Releases New Album, The Other Side

by Geoff Stanfield

Super producer T Bone Burnett has released The Other Side, a new album featuring guest performances from Lucius, Roseanne Cash, and Steven Soles. The album was recorded over a three week period and, is the last of a trilogy of albums, following...

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