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Shards Sessions


Shards Sessions

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Shards Sessions


Shards Sessions

 

Formerly a DIY venue in Bethlehem, Shards lives on as a recording studio, occasional practice space, and home to Tape Swap Radio's Shards Sessions. Each session features a four-song performance and interview. To capture the energy and feel of a live show, sessions are recorded live in front of a small studio audience.  These sessions are then aired on our syndicated radio program. Our goal with each Shards Session is to provide a unique live snapshot of bands that call the Lehigh Valley home as well as the bands passing through on tours. The audio and video of our sessions are archived here on this page, so dig in and explore the Lehigh Valley's DIY music scene.

 
 

Featured session: Daytime Cleaners

The four-piece Bethlehem band brings together melodic garage rock and guitar-driven jangle pop in their session for us recorded in May 2017. For those of you following Tape Swap's concert series, you'll remember Daytime Cleaners appearing at a handful of events since forming in 2014 -- and you'll know that their live performance does not disappoint. So far, the band has had only a demo EP to their name but they are in the process of recording their full-length debut album. 2018 is lining up to be a break-out year for Daytime Cleaners with the release of the new album planned along with the band's consistently rising live buzz.