Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

First Ever Cassette Store Day to Take Place

The first ever Cassette Store Day will take place internationally on 7th September 2013
The first annual Cassette Store Day will take place on 7th September
The first ever Cassette Store Day will take place internationally on 7th September 2013.

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."

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear about the latest news and offers on music gear.

By Alice Thomson

Posted on 5 Aug 2013 14:12 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40
thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Pioneer has released their latest sampler, the Pioneer DJ DJ DJS-1000 Standalone Sampler. With intuitive features, its the ideal companion to the live DJ.

18 Oct 2017 12:29
thumbnail

Presonus introduce the next addition to their line-up, the Faderport 16. With various intuitive features, the Faderport 16 is ideal for the live sound engineer.

17 Oct 2017 12:24
thumbnail

A digital piano that's ideally suited to the intermediate player, the Roland RP-102 Digital Piano hosts a number of intuitive features for the developing pianist.

17 Oct 2017 09:32
thumbnail

The Darkglass Microtubes B3K V2 Bass Overdrive pedal is the quintessential tool for those bassists looking to develop and diversify their bass sound.

16 Oct 2017 14:31
thumbnail

Darklgass Electronics has just introduced a new and improved upgrade to their sensationally popular Preamp Pedal, the much anticipated B7K V2 Bass Preamp pedal.

16 Oct 2017 14:31
thumbnail

The 2.0 update has been designed to improve the overall functionality and workflow of the Katana series, granting a number of new and intuitive features

13 Oct 2017 15:28