♫♪  Tabs Out: Laser Focus #7 - Goldrush Music Festival

Tabs Out is an all-cassette podcast that’s been documenting the prolific tape underground with joyful obsession and humorous expertise since 2012. Tiny Mix Tapes has teamed with Tabs Out for a show called Laser Focus, in which tape aficionados/fetishists Mike Haley, Dave Doyen, and Joe B hone in on a specific label or artist. Check out the archive here.


For the fourth time in as many years, lovers of eccentric, eclectic, and engaging sounds will gather in Denver, CO for the Goldrush Music Festival. This year’s lineup includes a diverse faction of acts from near and far, including Wolf Eyes, Eric Copeland (Black Dice), Mount Eerie, Clipping, Guerilla Toss, Good Willsmith, Kevin Greenspon, Sparkling Wide Pressure, and more. Tabs Out spoke with Crawford Philleo, one of the fest’s founders and current organizers (and TMT lackey), about years past and what to expect on September 13-14.

We also jammed out to some choice tracks from several Goldrush companion tape cassette compilations, made each year (sans the inaugural bash), featuring mostly exclusive cuts from artists performing that year.

Tapes included:

- M. Sage “Pointilist Fragment” (Goldrush 2012 Companion Tape)
- The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact featuring Crawford Philleo “Vibe Drone 2” (Goldrush 2013 Companion Tape)
- Panabrite “Night Crossing” (Goldrush 2012 Companion Tape)
- MV & EE “Green Is The Colour” (Goldrush 2013 Companion Tape)
- Mount Eerie “You Swan, Go On” (Goldrush 2014 Companion Tape)

Party bus to Goldrush

live shot of Tim Wisniewski (a.k.a. Comfort Link) from Goldrush 2013

Artwork from 2014’s Goldrush zine by Brandon Locher

Goldrush’s official 2014 poster

• Goldrush Music Festival: http://goldrushmusicfest.com

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