CASSETTE STORE DAY RETURNS FOR FOURTH YEAR – October 8th 2016
Cassette Store Day is back this autumn on October 8th with a day of global celebrations and all in honour of the humble cassette tape.
Founded by UK indie labels Suplex Cassettes, Kissability, and Sexbeat in 2013 alongside US superstars Burger Records, last year’s Cassette Store Day saw involvement around the globe and 2016 will be no different.
This year they are joined by Mansions and Millions/Späti Palace in Germany, Balades Sonores in France, and VSI from Japan.
Co-founder Jen Long of Kissability said, “Every year around Spring the emails and questions begin – will there be another Cassette Store Day? When will it happen? Can I put out a tape? For a supposedly dying format there’s still so much love and life for those little bits of plastic. I know come October there’ll be another special release list and days of celebration planned around the world. Vive le cassette! as our partners in France might say.”
Burger Records add, “When we completed Cassette Store Day 2015 we went back to the drawing board. We said ‘We can rebuild it. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s best Cassette Store Day. 2016 will be that year. Better than it was before. Better… stronger… faster.'”
Applications to be a part of Cassette Store Day are open now! And will close on August 26th. As ever, it’s free to list your store or event and there’s a small admin fee of £5 (or relative amount outside the UK) for labels looking to list an official release. Sign up here: http://cassettestoreday.com/
The first list of releases will be announced in early August.
The London Cassette Store Day celebrations will take place for a third year running atLion Coffee + Records in Clapton. And the founders of Cassette Store Day feature in the upcoming film Cassette, premiering as part of the East End Film Festival this June: http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/programme-2016/17352/cassette