The Helium Tapes rock the blue goose down. The songs are like mysterious space flowers of melody, and everyone is going to want that sound in their internal jam monologue. The Helium Tapes are an electron storm of mysterious rock power. Everyone thinks it is the best thing since the magic king, because it is, and the record is so badass that it got me to stop listening to Roky Erickson for four days in a row. -Bryan The CD is happily on heavy rotation. It spews it's own nag champa, it's own spicy chai, it's own cold Stag. What more could a human being want? -Paul The Helium Tapes have a flair for dark-tinted power pop and dense, swirling riffs, tidy melodic hooks that transmogrify into flowering, far-out explorations. -The Riverfront Times The Helium Tapes sound like a magic carpet ride. A mango lassi. A beautiful lover scorned. A beautiful lover beckoning. The Helium Tapes songs come to them in sweltering summers adorned with flickering street lamps, lulling buzz of crickets. Icy winters spent in freezing rooms with nothing but a composition notebook. The Helium Tapes, The Helium Tapes: The twin powers of Sunyatta Marshall's beguiling voice and Tim Lohmann's serpentine guitar-playing collide in a psychedelic daydream on the Helium Tapes' self-titled debut. The seeds of power-pop are sown deep within these songs, but the group pulls riffs like taffy - and then melts, separates and realigns them within the confines of these pop songs. -The Riverfront Times, Top-10 Releases of 2008.
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