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First Ever Cassette Store Day to Take Place
The worldwide event will celebrate the humble tape by making new and limited edition releases available on cassette.
Reissued classics from labels such as Transgressive, Bella Union and Domino will give tape fanatics the chance to get thier hands on albums from At The Drive-In, Pulled Apart by Horses, The Flaming Lips and The Pastels.
Among the first waves of special CSD merch are releases from labels Reeks of Effort, Art is Hard and Tie Dye Tapes, with many more to be announced.
Haim's Forever EP will be available ahead of the September release of their eagerly-awaited debut album Days Are Gone.
Others include releases from Fair Ohs and Let's Wrestle on Suplex, Xiu Xiu on Bad Paintings, a Guided by Voices joint release from Bad Paintings and Fire Record and a host of others artists including Los Campesinos!, Animal Collective and Suicidal Tendancies.
No event celebrating cassettes would be right without a few mixtapes, so there are compilations featuring various artists from labels Faux Discx, Hate Hate Hate and Heart Throb.
Instore events are scheduled to take place in LA, New York, Tokyo, Stockholm and London's Rough Trade East. For the full list of stores taking part, visit the Cassette Store Day Website.
Earlier this year, it was reported that single sales on cassette tripled during 2012 to 604 units, with Welsh band Feeder accounting for nearly 80% of the rise by releasing their single Borders on cassette.
Cassette Store Day is a similar event to the ever-growing Record Store Day, which has been celebrating vinyl on the third Saturday of every April since 2007.
Organisers say CSD is "a celebration of a physical product that is accessible, fun, cheap and still going strong in the turbulent musical climate."
By Alice Thomson
Posted on 5 Aug 2013 14:12 to category : Music News
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