September 7th will see a worldwide celebration of the reel-to-reel format.
Vinyl’s resurrection in recent times has been well documented, but the fate of its older sibling, the good old-fashioned cassette tape, appeared doomed from the advent of the CD and mp3. Or not. The last few years have seen something of a cassette renaissance, with many labels and artists opting to release via the nostalgia-steeped analogue format and this comeback is to be marked by the first annual Cassette Store Day on September 7th 2013.
Organised by tape-pushing imprints Sexbeat, Kissability and Suplex, the worldwide celebration will feature in-store events with live performance and DJ sets at Rough Trade East (London) and Burger Records (California), a cassette fair in Brooklyn hosted by Mirror Universe Tapes, GODMODE Records and Gimme Tinnitus, plus events in LA, New York and Tokyo TBC. Limited cassette releases have been scheduled by a host of labels, including Transgressive, 4AD, Bella Union, Domino, Wichita Recordings and many more.
Keep in the loop with happenings at the Cassette Store Day website.