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Sunshine Viper formed in Moline, IL during the summer of 2008 - when Daniel Davis was relocating from Wichita, KS to Iowa City, IA to start graduate studies at the University of Iowa.  Tapia had been in a band with Davis' older brother Matthew (check out xONLYTENBETWEENUSx, they were excellent).  When the opportunity to play music together arose, it was out of pure luck - and so, the band itself was formed around a desire to hang out as friends over the course of a summer, and work on recording music together as a way to pass the time.  It ended up being a true exploration of their mutual experimental tendencies - all of the songs were written blind, with one collaborator adding a track and the next coming in to listen and add their contribution.  What resulted was Sunshine Viper - and this TAHRC cassette captures their entire recorded output.  Well, actually: there's a rumored unfinished EP that may still see the light of day in cassette form as well...

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current and upcoming releases for your ears to hear
C L E M E   ' W O N T S '

CLEME's newest album is a masterpiece in exploration - there's a lot of new ideas that come together in interesting ways on this album, and not all of them seem planned out.  In a lot of ways, this album feels like a surprise - one that you discover along with the artist as you listen.  "Magink" kicks off the album, and you'll immediately know what I mean when you hear it.

N O T  C O P S   ' L T E T R '

NOT COPS has spent about two years on this album, through lineup changes and lots of live performing, and they finally carved out the time to finish their debut LP and make it available.  It's out now on cassette, and will be available on CD and LP in the springtime.  Jam it for free now!

M A R R I C E  A N T H O N Y  ' N I M B U S  3 ' 

MARRICE ANTHONY is a mastermind, and NIMBUS 3 is no exception - from beginning to end, it's consistent and real hip-hop from one of today's most prolific and talented MCs.  It's the best production he's ever put forward, and without a doubt his finest release to date.  Listen to the entire album above, and grab a cassette before they're sold out!