On this show, we welcome Beaver Falls, PA indie pop band Captain the Sky for a Shards Session. Recorded in May 2017 during the band's weekend in eastern PA, the four members of Captain the Sky drove north to Shards after playing a show in West Chester. The band had just released their new EP "Lions and Foxes" two months prior.

We also present our year-end retrospective. Six of the Tape Swap team members give their pick for "Best DIY Release of 2017." Matt Molchany, Shamus McGroggan, Eddie Mackavage, Caroline Hanna, James Ravelle, and Andrew Rutledge each spotlight a favorite release from artists that span from New York to the Lehigh Valley to Philadelphia.

---------PART ONE---------
Captain the Sky: An Introduction (0:37)
Best DIY Releases of 2017: Matt Molchany (3:34)
Spirit Of... - Mania (5:19)
Best DIY Releases of 2017: Caroline Hanna (10:37)
Shannen Moser - Alex [282] (12:24)
Best DIY Releases of 2017: Andrew Rutledge (15:38)
Soft Idiot - Brother, Pt. 1 (17:41)

---------PART TWO---------
Captain the Sky - Redwoods (21:40)
Captain the Sky - Shorelines (25:42)
Captain the Sky: the beginning of the band (30:32)
Captain the Sky: the sound of the band (31:59)
Captain the Sky: Aaron's lyrical approach (33:50)
Captain the Sky - Canopies (34:51)
Captain the Sky - Mythomania (39:05)
Captain the Sky: the Beaver Falls music scene (43:48)
Captain the Sky: band pick (48:42)
Primer & Grayscale - Passion Play (49:30)

---------PART THREE---------
Best DIY Releases of 2017: Eddie Mackavage (55:58)
Small Mess - Carter (57:12)
Best DIY Releases of 2017: James Ravelle (59:45)
Swimmer's Lungs - Final Jeopardy (1:01:26)
Best DIY Releases of 2017: Shamus McGroggan (1:03:56)
Fool Heavy - Canada Dry (1:05:05)

Originally aired on WDIY 88.1 FM (Lehigh Valley's Community NPR Station) on December 22, 2017.