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good luck dilutes the essence of phil elverum and yo la tengo into one gorgeous little melting pot fueled by analog warmth. perfect morning music. Favorite track: Salad Days.
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Orion 02:15
Salad Days 01:58
Cameroon 02:26


This is collection of music that I have made either by myself or with my family and friends. Recorded between spring 2010 and summer 2013 at Tapes & Tubes, Olympia, WA.

Here’s what people have been saying about it…

On a pretty little cassette comes this gem. It’s a blend of folk, rock and folk rock with hints of electronic, blues and psyche. Soft lyrics caress the soft guitars, keys and atmospheres. The spoken word track at the end of Side-A really caught me by surprise. It’s a nice poetic story that kind of reminds me of my own town. The tape as a whole is brilliant. It certainly captures my imagination and glues me in. Can’t wait for the next release! (4.9 out of 5)

-Tuning Into The Obscure

…Tapes & Tubes does a fantastic job of capturing that West Coast indie/folk analogue vibe. It’s almost as if the listener is sitting next to a lake in the middle of Washington chilling next to a fire… wearing full flannel of course. The tape sounds like one might expect from an indie singer songwriter, but is defiantly on the great side of the home studio expectation. The sound almost seems to transport the listener to the artist’s world, as if both were in a Washington lakeside cabin…

-Cassette Love

This music epitomizes what DIY is all about.

-KFJC 89.7 FM

Hazy, dreamy, lo-fi pop that occasionally reminds you of an older Yo La Tengo. Warm and comfortable instrumentation, lazy and droning vocals.

-WRUV 90.1 FM

(This) Poppy, lush album feels like you’re on a walk with a couple friends on a Sunday morning, in a pretty darn good mood, and one of them is whispering a secret to you.


…His (Austin Potter/Tapes & Tubes ) DIY recording of the lo-fi, dreamy, hazy pop song, “Salad Days,” reminds us of American Analog Set and in other areas of the album of My Bloody Valentine, specially on the track, “My Own America,” which is reminiscent of the droning vocal layering MBV’s Kevin Shields used on the band’s classic album, Loveless…

-Indie Rock Cafe

…Un disco de distancias cortas, lo escuchas y no suena, flota, se evapora. A simple vista un experimento, pero no, todo esta cuidado al detalle. Lo escuchas y te sientes relajado, la calma se apodera de tí, te dejas llevar. No hay prisas, la monotonía no llega, te sientes bien, cálido, bien acompañado, de fondo habla alguien, no sabes exactamente a quien, no te importa, te sientes bien, acaba, vuelves a darle al play….

-Escafandrista Musical (Spain)

…Olympia’s Austin Potter, performing under the moniker Tapes & Tubes, knows how to create atmosphere. Lo-Fi production can really be hit or miss. Oftentimes, it just comes out noisy or amateurish. Potter, however, tastefully uses the style to create a sense of warmth and comfort…


…im hall verschworen die stimmlichen anwandlungen, unter schwülstigen nebeln tauchen melodien ab, blitzend daraus hervor ein gitarrengewerk, vermischt mit samples und textsprengseln. was sich wie eine collage anhören mag, erweist sich als stringentes vertonen von ideen. spürbar drängen sich auf: die freiheit zum experiment und der drang zu komplexität, bei gleichzeitigem erhalt einer songstruktur. prozesshaftes bildet sich ab, als hätte man einblick in das eigentliche schaffen, das nur für die aufnahme kurz unterbrochen wurde, um alsbald danach wieder aufgenommen zu werden, um den jeweiligen track einer neuen daseinsstufe zuzuführen. der wandel ist das thema, die veränderung als konstante…

-das klienicum (Germany)


released August 5, 2013

Produced by Austin Potter.

All songs by Austin Potter (BMI).

"Cameroon" by Austin Potter and Luc Heuer.

Luc Heuer played keyboards on "Cameroon."
Ashley Potter sang on "Empty Pockets."
Gerald Potter spoke on "Orion" and "A Stone Rolled Away."
Ryan Williams played guitar on "Orion."


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