June 9, 2014
Rewind… The tape appreciation society set their sights on September get-together.
Following the ‘unexpected runaway success’ (their words, not ours) of last year’s inaugural event, Cassette Store Day have announced that the second instalment of their Record Store Day-inspired get together will take place on September 27th 2014. Splitting proceedings between the US and the UK to ensure everyone gets a piece of the pie, CSD have put the call out for labels and shops to get involved, with cult US label Burger Records enlisted to take care of proceedings Stateside.
Speaking of the decision to expand in the States, Jen Long of UK organisers 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.”
Likewise, Burger have promised to take things forward and “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!”
Cassette Store Day is planned for 27th September 2014 and will doubtless be looking to cash in on the success of Record Store Day this year, which posted a 2000% vinyl sales boost, though there’s probably no danger of CSD being hijacked by a One Direction tape just yet. Click here for more details on how to get involved.
Burger Records recently announced their cassette reissue series with the fantastic Light In The Attic records, beginning with Rodriguez’s forgotten classic Cold Fact.