International Cassette Store Day Set for September

2013-07-16

Story by Anne Erickson

First annual International Cassette Store Day set for Sept. 7

Record Store Day happens every April, but why should vinyl have all the fun? Now, the cassette lovers are getting in on the action, as the first annual International Cassette Store Day has been announced for Sept. 7, 2013.

Modeled after the annual Record Store Day, Cassette Store Day will celebrate all that is analog on Sept. 7. The idea behind Cassette Store Day is simply to celebrate “a physical product that is accessible, fun, cheap and still going strong in the turbulent current musical climate,” according to a statement on Cassette Store Day’s official website.

The day also emphasizes that a new generation of music fans appreciate the analog cassette format. “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,” organizers state.

Bands slating to reissue albums on cassette for the special day include the Flaming Lips, Deerhunter, the Pastels and more, while other acts will offer exclusive releases for the event. More International Cassette Store Day releases will be announced in the coming weeks.