Premiere: Sing, Brid of Prey Session

nov 17, 2015

Kresgeville, PA band Sing, Bird of Prey recorded their Shards Session with us in June 2014 after only playing one live show. They have since gone on to play a number of high profile gigs at the Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, Allentown ArtsFest, and more. The band has also released their debut self-titled EP in 2014 as well as the "Painted Bones" single earlier in 2015. This session which we premiere in full today is a look back at the early cohesion of a band just finding their way. It also serves as a record of just how well the band had crafted their sound in just a short amount of time. Check out more information including their band pick on the session page.

Next up, we'll be premiering the session from Philadelphia garage soul band, St. James & The Apostles.

Annoucing the Next Tape Swap Radio Presents Concert

oct 29, 2015

Tape Swap Radio and Ice House Tonight are teaming up to offer a more locally-sourced and sustained music series where the revenue is redirected toward local causes and the bands. These shows will be hosted at the historic Charles A. Brown Ice House located on Sand Island in Bethlehem.

The first of these shows brings two Lehigh Valley favorites - Slingshot Dakota and VoirVoir - and two up-and-coming touring bands from Maine - Weakened Friends + Worried Well - to Bethlehem for a night of indie rock and pop. Proceeds benefit the bands and Lehigh Valley's Community-Supported NPR Member Station WDIY 88.1 FM.

All Ages / 8$ donation / doors 7 / bands 8pm!

Slingshot Dakota (Bethlehem Indie Pop)
Weakened Friends (Portland, Maine Indie Rock)
Worried Well (Portland, Maine Indie Rock)
Voirvoir (Bethlehem Indie Rock)

Check out the Facebook event page here! And find more information on Ice House Tonight's upcoming concerts on their brand new website here.

Hold on to your butts. This is going to be a good one.

Premiere: White Like Fire Session

oct 4, 2015
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Stopping by Shards on their way back from South by Southwest in Austin, TX, Pittsburgh's White Like Fire had a lot on their minds when they recorded their session in March 2014: winning a Sonicbids contest to perform at SXSW, promoting their new album Apocalypstic, and bringing their friends in fellow Pittsburgh band Josie McQueen along for the ride.

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Check out the full session and a video of their performance of "Under Covers" below. More info is on the session page .

Next up, we'll be premiering the session from Poconos/Philadelphia/Lehigh Valley psych pop band, Sing, Bird of Prey . Keep your eyes and ears out.

Premiere: Two More Videos from Slingshot Dakota's Shards Session

sep 19, 2015

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We're rounding out our releases from our 22nd Shards Session featuring Slingshot Dakota with two last videos from their performance. "Grudge" is a new song from the band currently only available in demo form on Slingshot Dakota's website and "Gossip" is the popular set closer from their latest album Dark Hearts.

Listen to the full performance and interview on the session's page and check out the new videos below. In the meantime, acquaint yourself with Pittsburgh band White Like Fire whose session premieres next.