The Black Tape

The Black Tape

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandRockPop

We're a 60's influenced Rock band that love The Kinks, The Zombies, The Crystals, and The Beatles. We take a familiar sound from the 60's and make it modern.

http://youtu.be/SYAuvHF6OHU

Biography

The Black Tape has been taking Chicago by storm with their unique mix of sixties influenced rock, Motown sound and power-pop flare. Brooklyn native Rashid Lamarre (guitar, vocals) began The Black Tape as a way to bring new life to musical influences of the past while adding a modern kick to the mix. With the addition of U.P. transplant Ryan Staples on bass, and Iowa born powerhouse drummer Nic Dell, the band’s sound has come together in what continues to be a series of addictive catchy songs that people are happy to have stuck in their heads. As a reviewer from The UnCool.comwrote, The Black Tape is “delivering music that is as accessible as a high-five, as bright as the sunlight reflecting off of rolling waves." The Black Tape is eager to keep the waves rolling as they continue to make their mark in Chicago and beyond.

They've also played the first annual Bunbury Festival in Cincinnati, OH which was headlined by Weezer, Jane's Addiction, and Death Cab for Cutie, played Chicago's "The Taste of Chicago," had their music featured on WXRT in Chicago, and debut a music video for the track "I Love You" http://youtu.be/SYAuvHF6OHU

Lyrics

Every Time I Stop to Breathe

Written By: Rashid Lamarre

I can’t fight these feelings
Tearing me away from the things that I’ve lost
The moment that I said I knew it should be like, it should feel like with you
Take this silence from me and show me the way, to feel real
Take this moment from me and show me your gone

Every time I stop to breathe
Everything just crumbles in on me
And I know that I, and I know that I, can’t fall
Every time I stop to breathe
Everything just crumbles in on me
And I know that I, and I know that I, can’t fall

People talking to me
Telling me the way things should be when you’re gone
The moments are just jumbled up in this simple cup and I can’t seem to get up
Take this silence from me and show me the way, to feel real
Take this moment from me and show me your gone

Every time I stop to breathe
Everything just crumbles in on me
And I know that I, and I know that I can’t fall
Every time I stop to breathe
Everything just crumbles in on me
And I know that I, and I know that I can’t fall

(Musical break)

(Repeat chorus 2x)

Discography

The Black Tape EP
1-I Love You
2-Sunday
3-Every time I Stop To Breathe
4-Summertime

Full Length LP Coming soon!

Set List

Wake Up
I love you
Stand a little Closer
I'm not the one to blame
Sunday
Every Time I Stop
Where is your love
Alright
Outside Your Door
It's All For You
Please
Summertime

Set time Approx. 45min