New Music Critique: The Tapples

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Contact: thetapples@gmail.com
Web: thetapples.hearnow.com
Seeking: Exposure, Booking, Distribution
Style: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock

This Massachusetts teen band bring a surprising level of proficiency to their songs, achieving a raw, anti-slick, live-in-studio effect, especially on “Cabana Boy,” which gives off a retro/throwback vibe that echoes energetic garage-rockers of the past. The young sextet shifts to a more mature, thoughtful plane with “Place to Hide” and “Waves of Thunder,” where singer Sam Doff and backups harmonize nicely on a series of mature lyrics. Major props to the drummer for his work on the latter song, and to the guitarist for his chiming guitar solo. Right now, the Tapples are oozing with talent, ambition and commitment and we’re curious to hear what they’ll come up with as they continue to develop.

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