Gnar Tapes

LOVE COP – ‘Dark Ones’
The washed-out, blown-out love songs of Portland, Oregon’s Love Cop can be found on a handful of cassettes released on acclaimed underground record labels like Burger, Gnar Tapes and Lolipop. Using lo-fi recording equipment to capture its guitar, keyboard and electronic drumpad-centric creations, Love Cops’ ballads sound as if they’re originating from a David Lynch movie or an exceptionally bizarre ’80s public access show. On Dark Ones, the duos 5th tape available to pre-order now from Gnar and Lolipop, they stray further away from their garage rock and breezy pop labelmates, infusing the album with the sounds of early industrial, noise, and electro music, as well as a blissfully warped take on R&B. Somber and sullen within its hopelessly romantic aesthetic, even when the duo chooses major chords and uplifting tones, its eerie vision creeps through.


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