My my, it's Music Monday!


Tango Alpha Tango are all set to release their new album, Black Cloud. It'll be released locally this Saturday, June 29, with a show from the band at the Doug Fir, and a national release will follow on July 16. Here's the title track, a dirty, folky, stomping rock number that showcases the band's ability to turn familiar blues-rock tropes into something vital and current—a little bit nice and a little bit nasty. Songwriter Nathan Trueb says of the album, "we feel like it's an honest representation of our writing and playing. Most of it was tracked live to analog tape to get the feel of what we truly sound like." Again, Tango Alpha Tango play their album release show this Saturday at the Doug Fir.


If you don't recognize the band name Fault Lines, perhaps you knew them when some of their members played in the Angry Orts. They, too, have a record release coming up this weekend, and play the album release show for Tapes & Wires on Friday at the Doug Fir. Here's "Basins," a super catchy pop-garage song that comes from the album, recorded at Jackpot Studio with Larry Crane. See 'em this Friday, June 28, at the Doug Fir.