by Mike Breen
Local Pop/Punk foursome readying debut for No Sleep Records
Local Pop/Punk band Mixtapes is gearing up for its debut full-length release for the No Sleep label, a West Coast-based imprint that has put out records by successful and on-the-rise acts like I Call Fives, Balance and Composure, Aficionado and The Wonder Years. The album is expected out as early as May, but a brand new Mixtapes song has surfaced as part of a compilation album featuring 16 songs performed by bands chosen by Lookout Records founder Larry Livermore. The compilation, The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore, is due May 29 on Adeline Records, but Absolute Punk has just posted a stream of Mixtapes' track, "Right Where to Find Me." Click here to give it a listen (scroll to the first comment for the stream). Earlier this month, Alternative Press posted a video clip from Mixtapes performing the song "Russian House DJ" live in Louisville. Check it below.Late last year, AP also posted this Mixtapes appearance on "The Pink Couch Sessions." The band isn't waiting for the album to come out to hit the road hard, something the members are no doubt used to by now, having spent a ton of time touring up until now. The band is currently in the midst of dates on the Set Your Goals/Cartel tour (they play Seattle tonight) and they start another tour with Hit the Lights the day after the current jaunt ends, April 4. That tour brings Mixtapes home for an April 5 show at Madison Theater.