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Rob Moura

Rob Moura is a Seattle-based writer and musician. After years operating in the Seattle DIY scene, he founded The Tape Deck in 2019 to help cover local releases through a unique color-based rating system. Since then, he’s written for PopMatters, Post-Trash, Philadelphia-based site Left of the Dial, and other outlets. He strives to platform underground releases and re-contextualize established ones, all in the pursuit of making music engaging and eye-opening for listeners everywhere.

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