Annual analogue celebration continues to grow in its third year.
The 2015 edition of Cassette Store Day (CSD) will take place on October 17, with the event expanding beyond the UK and US this year with Germany, Australia and New Zealand taking part.
Founded in 2013 by UK indie labels Suplex Cassettes, Kissability, and Sexbeat, the event celebrates tape culture with events and special releases in a similar format as Record Store Day. This year Rice is Nice in Australia, Arch Hill in New Zeland and Mansions and Millions in Germany will head country specific events and releases.
In a statement on the CSD website, co-founder Jen Long discussed their desire to continue growing. “This year we’ve gone even further to try and include as many tape fans around the world. We want as many people as possible to be able to get involved and put out a tape, put on a gig or event, or get hold of that release they really want.”
This year also marks the first time that labels can sell their releases online on the day without having to wait a week, as in previous years. Anyone wishing to add a release or event to CSD can do so via the website, but only until September 1.
An early list of US releases is currently available online including Quasimoto’s The Further Adventures of Lord Quas and Foal’s What Went Down. Germany meanwhile has announced that the likes of Erased Tapes will join the celebration.
Stay tuned for more details and final lists of events, releases and participating stores to be unveiled over the coming month.