Neutral Shirt "2016" CS (2016)
Details: Lost Sound Tapes release of Neutral Shirt's album "2016" (the solo project of Matt Terrones) recorded on clear red cassette with a white label. Label is stamped with red ink and includes design, and layout by poet, writer, and songwriter Lora Mathis. Cassette's release also includes two Lora Mathis art/lyric stickers. Stickers show bending in the way that they are fit in the cassette (direct stock from artist).
Description: "An EP written in 2016, titled "2016", released in 2017. It seems appropriate somehow. Neutral Shirt is the perfect band for Lost Sound Tapes. Their EP sounds like the most pure distillation of some of Lost Sound Tapes' nearest and dearest bands. It has the feel of beautiful, delicate pop of Diners, confessional heartbeat of Cave Babies, and soaring guitar rock of Dogbreth. In fact, main songwriter Matt Terrones is even a former member of Mandarin Dynasty and his initial direct interaction with Lost Sound Tapes was booking a show for Imaginary Pants and Your Heart Breaks.
Neutral Shirt captures the mundanity of the world and loneliness of it all while inviting us to be a part of it and encouraging us not to give up; shades of Stephen Steinbrink. The dualities of friendship and isolation, technology, and luddism all peek through these songs and give it a distinctly 2016 feel. Truly lovely songs for a historically awful year.
Edition of 100 copies, translucent red cassette shells with hand stamped labels, and full-color artwork. Comes with a digital download.
All songs were written and performed by Matt Terrones. Recorded in Santa Ana, CA by Sam Winsor, mixed by Jack Ananian. '2016' set design by Jax and Nate. Mastered by Ben Levinson." - Lost Sound Tapes
Grade: NM (new stock, used)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Alone Today
A2. Put That Phone Away
A3. Dust On Your Shelf
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. The Last Time
B2. Sometimes I Just Want To Give Up
B3. Best Friend