Explorer Tapes’ Bright, Groovy Pop Album Is an End-of-Summer Pick-me-up
Nobody makes a record thinking that it won’t be heard, even if they don’t imagine getting “big.” As Explorer Tapes, Dallas natives Max Townsley and Drew Erickson made music that’s a little bit bedroom indie and a little bit kaleidoscopic pop, their catchy and off-kilter tunes hearkening back to that late sixties/early seventies sweet spot when you could be an underground eccentric and a would-be mainstream hitmaker at the same time. Several tracks on the band’s eponymous debut, Explorer Tapes, imagine this explicitly: “If I could just get on the raaadio / I could make you see / What you mean to me,” Townsley falsettos on a song called—yes, you guessed it—“Radio.” Another cut on the album, “A Good Friend Is Hard To Find,” hopes…View Original Post
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