Los Angeles-based War Tapes are releasing their new EP, Only Time Will Tell, this Friday. Check it out below.
“These songs pull from our post-punk roots, but also dive deeper into our love for bands like the Clash and Talking Heads,” singer/guitarist Neil Popkin says of the EP. “We started making various bedroom demos, sending them back and forth, and slowly but surely developed a new sound that we all were vibing with. We then got into Billy’s home studio and recorded these songs. We believe we’ve all gotten better at our instruments since we first started the band, and so the recording process was very fluid and natural.”
Some degree of their current creative rebirth is due to the fact that the band is now recording for MAKE Records, the idealistic, forward-thinking label that drummer Billy Mohler runs with longtime friend and fellow musician Aaron Smart of Silverplanes. “War Tapes and MAKE Records is a perfect fit,” Smart says. “I have known the band for over ten years and I think of them as family. War Tapes is the next act waiting in the wings for MAKE Records and the world will soon know them well.”
You can check out the video for City Girls, and listen to the EP in its entirety below:
All words by Nathan Whittle. Find his Louder Than War archive here.