♫♪  Dais Queue/Mope Lounge - Split

Before Tiny Mix Tapes closes its virtual doors for a short spell, here’s one more downer for your listening rotation. The new VAALD tapes are surely filling that void as is, but Oxtail Recordings has made their own bummed out splash by way of a split between Dais Queue and Mope Lounge.

Like wading too far out at night on a stolen boat, with the faint tings of metal hooks tapping the hull and the growing pulse of your broken psyche thumping away, Dais Queue’s A side piece “Amorphous Other(s)” works its way into your ever increasing paranoia. Treated guitars, keys, and a sruti box are the IRL vessels that transport you to the cold lake of “Amorphous Other(s),” chopping through the waters and relaying the sonic ripples onto chrome tape.

If Side A was you lost at sea, then side B is you returning to land, shaken and life-punctured. Label head Mike Nigro and partner in crime Zak Krone’s project Mope Lounge slowly assault your ears with churning madness, letting the ooze of electronics push away the pretense of your thinker. Composed of one short piece, “And Stop”, and one longer piece, “Mope Lounge Rides Again,” the two tracks pare well together, like grape soda and creme brulee: gross but good.

So, with that nonsense said, stop risking your precious freedom by stealing boats and maybe put down that the spoonfull and glass of sugar, and listen to to the stream of the split below and/or pick up a cassette for goodness sakes!

Bonus: once again, Oxtail has a bundle deal going, and this time around you can grab yourself a cassette of side-splitting gags, songs, skits, and rants alongside the aforementioned doom-and-gloom. You like jokes, right? You, like, get them? Good, ‘cause while the tape is “not an official Oxtail release,” its fucking hilarious, especially “How Babies Are Made,” and worth a listen. You can stream the whole thing below, or you can pick up the bundle deal here or the individual cassette here. But not here.

• Oxtail Recordings: https://oxtailrecordings.bandcamp.com

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