Sink Tapes

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Sink Tapes
Sink Tapes at Meatlocker.jpg
Sink Tapes performing at Mealocker in Montclair, New Jersey.
Background information
OriginNew Brunswick, New Jersey
Genresindie, pop rock
Years active2010 (2010)
LabelsDon't Live Like Me Records, Mint 400 Records, Fourth Row Records, Sniffling Indie Kids
MembersGabe Chiarello
Alex Kielmanski
Ricky Kuczynski
Past membersThomas Dalzell
Matt Lambert

Sink Tapes are an American indie rock band from New Jersey.


Sink Tapes are a three-piece indie rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey that formed in 2010.[1] They have been called "one of the rising indie rock stars of the New Brunswick scene" by CMJ columnist Shannon Moore, who describes them as "Guided By Voices with a basement-bred youthful resolve."[2] Same Strange Dream was released in 2010 on DVD. The EP Mattress Cowboys was released in 2013, and is reviewed by Tony Shrum for New Noise Magazine as "perfectly meld[ing] early Against Me! with The Replacements playing acoustic guitars."[3]

Mint 400 Records[edit]

Sink Tapes signed with Mint 400 Records in 2013 and released the single "Super Happy" and the album How You Mean. The twenty-five track album Creases was released in 2015, and is described by Jersey Beat columnist Deborah Draisin as a "masterpiece" and notes "the band definitely brings something fresh and modern to the table."[4] Physical copies of Creases were made available by Sniffling Indie Kids, who has subsequently released several albums by Sink Tapes. In 2015 they released Window Unit Blues, a twelve-track album that Speak Into My Good Eye editor Chris Rotolo calls a "jangling, fuzz-smothered offering we’re used to receiving Sink Tapes, but with a bit more mind paid to the group’s pop capabilities."[5] Sink Tapes performed at the 2016 North Jersey Indie Rock Festival.[6] They are one of Mint 400 Records most prolific bands.


  • Gabe Chiarello – vocals, drums (2010–present)
  • Alex Kielmanski – guitar (2010–present)
  • Ricky Kuczynski – guitar, vocals (2010–present)




  • Mattress Cowboys (2013)


  • "Super Happy" (2013)
  • "Nightmail" (2013)
  • "You Sulk When You Sleep" (2014)
  • "Plastic Lover" (2015)
  • "You Shouldn't Have" (2015)
  • "Priority Mail" (2015)
  • "Wizard Shit" (2018)
  • "Cut Flowers" (2019)

Appearing on[edit]


Online sources
  • Draisin, Deborah (2015), "New From Mint 400", Jersey Beat, Not A Mongo Media, retrieved 21 December 2018
  • Kundrath, Jason (12 December 2012), "Interview: Sink Tapes", pop break, retrieved 5 May 2015
  • Mar, Maria (19 December 2012), "Maria Mar's Local Radar: Sink Tapes & GayGay/StraightGuy", The Aquarian Weekly, retrieved 5 May 2015
  • Mehalick, Mike (12 September 2016), "Live Review: The North Jersey Indie Rock Festival", Speak Into My Good Eye, retrieved 6 February 2019
  • Moore, Shannon (17 February 2014), "Noun, R.S.O., Great Western Plain @ The Candy Barrel, New Brunswick, NJ: February 14, 2014", CMJ, retrieved 5 May 2015
  • Rotolo, Chris (30 September 2015), "SIMGE Stream: Sink Tapes Drops Window Unit Blues... Playing New Brunswick w/ Worriers", Speak Into My Good Eye, retrieved 15 January 2019
  • Shrum, Tony (25 March 2014), "Album Review: Sink Tapes–"Mattress Cowboys"", New Noise Magazine, retrieved 5 May 2015

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