SEXBEAT (Fucked Up)
Kissability (Los Campesinos!)
Suplex Cassettes (Fair Ohs, The Proper Ornaments)
Transgressive (At The Drive-In, Pulled Apart By Horses)
Bella Union (The Flaming Lips)
Domino (The Pastels)
Wichita Recordings (Hard Skin)
Burger Records (Suicidal Tendencies, Twink)
Blood & Biscuits (Efterklang)
Kanine (Fear of Men, The Blow)
Night School (Molly Nilsson)
Plus loads more TBA…
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 musicalclimate.
This event sees limited releases from its organisers - SEXBEAT (Fucked Up), Kissability (tbc) and Suplex Cassettes (Fair Ohs, Proper Ornaments); as well as classic albums reissued in this fun format by Transgressive (At The Drive-In, Pulled Apart By Horses), Bella Union (The Flaming Lips), Domino (The Pastels), 4AD (Deerhunter), Wichita Recordings(Hard Skin), Burger Records and many more. Other labels involved spreading the Cassette love with limited releases are Jade Tree, Mirror Universe, Reeks of Effort, Art is Hard, Faux Discx and Tie Dye Tapes and more to be confirmed.
In addition to it's London launch (which features live performances and dj sets instore), there will also be similar events run in record stores in Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo amongst other UK, US and EU cities.