For this show, Allentown noise rock/punk outfit Tile joined us for a Rooftop Session on top of the Cigar Factory building in Allentown in June 2018. The band is made up of Michael Morekin on guitar/vocals, Ray Gurz on bass/vocals, and Michael Dumoff on drums. You may recognize Gurz and Dumoff from our Bad American Shards Session released in August 2017. The trio is about to release their new album Come On Home, Stranger on August 17, 2018 on Limited Appeal Records and embark on a tour across the country. 

We also listen to a mixtape of DIY/independent bands made by the Poconos' only pro wrestling-themed punk band, Cheap Pop. We spoke with Jacqui Pratt (guitar/vocals) and Nick Dailey (bass/vocals) after the band finished their set at Let's Hang Out, a combination pro wrestling and live music event held at National Sokols in Bethlehem in July 2018. The event was produced by Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations and BWA, and Tape Swap was on hand to run sound. Check out match commentary and photos from Let's Hang Out here.

---------PART ONE---------
Cheap Pop - Never Retire  (5:03)
Those Troublemakers - No Leash, Kapis?!  (7:14)
Radiation Risks - Acid Fantasy #2 (11:11)
Disasterpeace - The Last General  (12:54)

---------PART TWO---------
Tile - Play Safe (17:47)
Tile - Room 10 (21:18)
Tile - Interview Part 1
----> Tile's first show as a band 12 years ago (24:47)
----> Come On Home, Stranger (26:23)
----> Mikey's first tour across the country, "I'm fucking scared!" (26:53)
Tile - Snakewoman (28:01)
Tile - Hate Triangles (32:02)
Tile - Interview Part 2
----> Differences between Stranger and previous Tile albums (35 :25)
----> Have you always gravitated towards heavy music? (36:11)
----> Thoughts on the Lehigh Valley music scene (37:06)
----> Discussing the band pick (37:53)
BAND PICK: Mikey from Tile - Life Is a Highway - Rascal Flatts Version (39:05)

---------PART THREE---------
SteveO & The Crippling Addictions - The City  (43:51)
Heavy Temple - Key and Bone  (47:31)
Cheap Pop - Great Romances in Federation History (51:15)

Thanks to the sponsors of this Rooftop Session:

Homebase 610
The Lehigh Valley's local skateshop

2nd Base Vintage
Sell, trade or consign vintage + designer clothing

Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations
Custom screen printing based in the Lehigh Valley