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.
The four members of this band may call themselves L.A. FASTLIFE but their roots are decidedly east coast, specifically Bethlehem, PA. Born out of the Lehigh Valley music scene in 2017, the band members take many of their cues from the punk rock of the 1970’s like the Stooges and Wire with some more recent noise rock influences. The result is aggressive and brutal with a groove weaving its way throughout.