First ever International Cassette Store Day

Posted on: July 16, 2013

New and classic releases to be made available on the tape format for one day only

 

September 7th will be the first ever International Cassette Store Day, according to NME. Modeled after Record Store Day, select stores will feature a number of limited edition albums released on cassette, and modern classic albums re-released on the much-loved format.

A statement from the organizers:

“No longer the inadequate, younger sibling of Vinyl and CD, the humble cassette has been making a resurgence of late. Proving that cassette tapes are not just for those of us who remember buying Nirvana‘s ‘Nevermind‘ with birthday money, or making lovingly compiled mixtapes for the object of our teenage affections. International Cassette Store Day 2013 is a celebration of a physical product that is accessible, fun, cheap and still going strong in the turbulent current musical climate.”

Among the labels involved in International Cassette Store Day will be SEXBEAT, Kissability and Suplex Cassettes, with music from Fucked Up, Los Campesinos! and Fair Ohs appearing among the releases. Meanwhile, Transgressive, Bella Union, Domino, 4AD, Wichita Recordings will be reissuing albums on cassette by artists including At The Drive-In, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Flaming Lips and Deerhunter.

Events will be taking place at Rough Trade East in London, Burger Records in California and Silent Barn in Brooklyn, with a Tokyo event to be confirmed.

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