1. CASSETTE STORE DAY UK PARTY TIMES

    London events for the day announced with an instore from Lauren Aquilina and an afterparty with Warmhammer, Keel Her and Psychic Markers.

    On the big day, Lion Coffee+Records in Clapton will be our base with DJ sets from Marshall Teller Records, Suplex Cassettes and Kissability and a special instore from Lauren Aquilina at 1pm. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lion-Coffee-Records/325975570867156

    The afterparty is at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch with DJ sets from Dead Air, Kissability and Suplex Cassettes. Plus live music from Warmhammer, Psychic Markers and Keel Her. It’s free entry. 8pm - 2am. https://www.facebook.com/events/290016737852268/

    Come party! 

    Obviously both events are in London as that’s where us organisers are based, but there are tons of other events happening around the UK and world. Please check the events tab above ^

    CSD xx

     

  2. Submisssions now closed

    Submissions are now closed for this year’s Cassette Store Day.

    We’ll be updating the full list of releases, stores, and events on Monday.

     



  3.  
    First wave of releases announced for Cassette Store Day on 27th September 2014.
     

    With Burger Records looking after the American side of things, Suplex Cassettes and Kissability today announced the first run of releases for this year’s cassette celebration based in the UK, but open to the rest of the world.  
     
    Among the tapes being put out especially for the day are…
     
    The History of Apple Pie – Feel Something through Marshall Teller, a re-release of Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas on Kissability alongside Prides and Lauren Aquilina’s duet Strong Enough. Suplex Cassettes will release five tapes including UV Race’s Greatest Hits, Fair Ohs – Everything is Dancing/Jungle Cats, and The Homosexuals – Astral Glamour.
     
    There are also releases from Bright Light Bright Light, Mutual Benefit, Cloud Nothings, and a 10th Anniversary tape from Transgressive.

    The London event will be held at Lion Coffee + Records, 118 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QR on 27th September.
     
    Labels, Stores, and anyone wanting to throw an event have until August 15th to sign up at www.cassettestoreday.com

     
    Full details can be found on the website. 
     

     
    For further info:

    www.cassettestoreday.com

    http://www.facebook.com/cassettestoreday

     

  4. Date for 2014 announced as September 27th

    Open up your Filofax, take out a pen, and save the date because Saturday September 27th 2014 marks the return of Cassette Store Day to your lives!

    Following on from last year’s (unexpected) runaway success, the event will now be split between the US and UK/EU to ensure that audio cassette fans on both sides of the Atlantic get to snap up some great releases from musicians, new and old alike.

    In the UK/EU Kissability and Suplex Cassettes will return to run things, and in the US, Burger Records in LA will co-ordinate the day from their end. Stores wishing to stock releases or put on an event will be able to sign up for free between June 30th and August 15th at cassettestoreday.com where there will be downloadable guides for how to get involved.

    Labels wishing to release a cassette on the day can also sign up from June 30th- August 15th at the same place for a small admin fee for of £10/£10. Anyone outside these territories is welcome to sign up using the UK site.

    Jen Long of Kissability said, “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.”

    Burger Records said, “Burger Records loves tapes! We’ve built our foundation on the forgotten format and have been preaching the merits of warm analog 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!”

    Last year’s Cassette Store Day was a huge success with stores participating in over eighty cities worldwide and releases from the likes of The Flaming Lips, At The Drive In, and Deerhunter. 

    "The Tape Cassette—-

    Is the best bet yet

    as the go-to medium

    for medium-rare

    —-or well-done

    on-the-spot

    playback

    or record.” – Van Dyke Parks

    "Cassette is a cool medium to listen to music on. Warm and fat. Good bottom end. Yeah!"  - Bobby Gillespie

    www.cassettestoreday.com