Welcome to Shards
Recording studio and home to Tape Swap Radio
Tape Swap Radio is an original live music series that grew out of the Shards recording studio in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tape Swap Radio was started to spotlight DIY and independent music in the Lehigh Valley. Over the past four years, a dedicated group in the Valley's DIY music community has helped create Tape Swap's many parts: radio broadcasts, podcasts, online videos, zines, and a concert series.
Tape Swap returns to the Ice House on February 3 with Psychic Teens and Lit Roastery on February 16 with Service Dog. We also launch the first-ever Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market at the Bethlehem Public Library on February 17 featuring a massive music sale. Full details included.
Watch video from Daytime Cleaners' Shards Session now.
Bethlehem garage rock band, Daytime Cleaners, join us for a Shards Session; plus, an interview with, and music selected by, world-traveling experimental artist Ramona Córdova who is appearing at Tape Swap Radio's next live concert at Lit Roastery on 1/11/2018.
Watch video from Captain the Sky's Shards Session now.
Beaver Fall, PA indie pop band Captain the Sky join us for a Shards Session; we also close out 2017 by talking with some of the team members involved with Tape Swap to get their picks for "Best DIY Release of 2017."