by Neutral Shirt

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Edition of 100 translucent red cassette tapes w/ full color artwork, hand stamped labels, and digital download.

    Includes unlimited streaming of 2016 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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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.


released January 6, 2017

recorded in santa ana, ca by sam winsor (many thanks!)
mixed by jack ananian
mastered by ben levinson

album cover photo + design by lora mathis
set design by jax and nate

all songs written by matt terrones
performed by: mt, nf, ni, jc, hd, ap



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Lost Sound Tapes is a mostly cassette tape record label out of Cascadia.

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