Record Store Day owes its roots to a wild resurgence in vinyl. But is the same thing happening for cassettes? This is a format that seems to attract more nostalgia than actual sales, but nonetheless, Cassette Store Day UK is plowing forward with a large slate of exclusive releases.
Girl Band, Alex G, The Maccabees, Kaiser Chiefs, Spector, and Radio Soulwax are just some of the artists tossing releases into the revival effort. And perhaps the UK is the perfect place for the rebirth. “Cassette tapes aren’t just a format, they’re a culture, and cassette culture is as much about collaboration as doing it yourself,” event organizer Jen Lung stated. “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.”