Cassette Store Day to return in September

Second annual celebration of adorably outdated technology.

After the success of last year’s inaugural Cassette Store Day – which saw the release of tapes by Animal Collective, At The Drive-In, JJ Doom and more – founder Jen Long has announced another collectors’ jamboree on September 27.

Kissability and Suplex Cassettes will run CSD in the UK and Europe, while Burger Records will handle events in the US.

“When planning this year we really tried to keep cassette labels and fans at the heart of the event. Last year grew far bigger than we had expected so we are thrilled to have Burger involved to help us cover the US side,” explained Long.

Her US counterparts added enthusiastically: “Burger Records loves tapes! We’ve built our foundation on the forgotten format and have been preaching the merits of warm analogue cassette culture for years. We’re honored to be ambassadors of Cassette Store Day 2014 in the good ol USA! We plan to bring some of our favorite labels to the table and invite everyone to the party and partake in the fun phenomena of releasing top shelf music on cassette tapes in pop culture today!”

Cassette labels who want to get involved and shops looking to stock releases can get involved via the Cassette Store Day website.

For more on the cassette circuit, check out Digitalis Recordings boss Brad Rose’s monthly FACT column, Caught On Tape.



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