Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

First Ever Cassette Store Day to Take Place

The first ever Cassette Store Day will take place internationally on 7th September 2013
The first annual Cassette Store Day will take place on 7th September
The first ever Cassette Store Day will take place internationally on 7th September 2013.

The worldwide event will celebrate the humble tape by making new and limited edition releases available on cassette.

Reissued classics from labels such as Transgressive, Bella Union and Domino will give tape fanatics the chance to get thier hands on albums from At The Drive-In, Pulled Apart by Horses, The Flaming Lips and The Pastels.

Among the first waves of special CSD merch are releases from labels Reeks of Effort, Art is Hard and Tie Dye Tapes, with many more to be announced.

Haim's Forever EP will be available ahead of the September release of their eagerly-awaited debut album Days Are Gone.

Others include releases from Fair Ohs and Let's Wrestle on Suplex, Xiu Xiu on Bad Paintings, a Guided by Voices joint release from Bad Paintings and Fire Record and a host of others artists including Los Campesinos!, Animal Collective and Suicidal Tendancies.

No event celebrating cassettes would be right without a few mixtapes, so there are compilations featuring various artists from labels Faux Discx, Hate Hate Hate and Heart Throb.

Instore events are scheduled to take place in LA, New York, Tokyo, Stockholm and London's Rough Trade East. For the full list of stores taking part, visit the Cassette Store Day Website.

Earlier this year, it was reported that single sales on cassette tripled during 2012 to 604 units, with Welsh band Feeder accounting for nearly 80% of the rise by releasing their single Borders on cassette.

Cassette Store Day is a similar event to the ever-growing Record Store Day, which has been celebrating vinyl on the third Saturday of every April since 2007.

Organisers say CSD is "a celebration of a physical product that is accessible, fun, cheap and still going strong in the turbulent musical climate."

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear about the latest news and offers on music gear.

By Alice Thomson

Posted on 5 Aug 2013 14:12 to category : Music News

Related Music News


With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.

20 Oct 2016 10:57

His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material

19 Oct 2016 14:37

Remidi are nearing the launch of their much anticipated Remidi T8, a glove that grants the user the ability to make music with their hands alone

14 Oct 2016 16:07

Open to the public, the DJ decks are led by professional sound engineers and music producers encouraging commuters to try their hand at mixing.

13 Oct 2016 13:05

The MEGS initiative aims to break small companies and emerging artists into overseas markets

11 Oct 2016 16:16

Not Impossible Labs have developed a vest that is aimed at providing an equal experience for deaf and non deaf concert goers alike.

11 Oct 2016 13:46

Recent Music News


In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.

26 Oct 2016 15:38

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08

With two plug-ins worth up to 199 Euros, users who purchase a A77X between 24/10/2016-31/01/2017 can experience unprecedented audio quality at a fraction of the price.

25 Oct 2016 15:09

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11

Paving the path for unique high quality drum stools, Roc 'n' Soc's products cater to caters comfort and overall playing experience.

24 Oct 2016 15:23

With great discounts on Toontrack EZmix 2 Mix Software, Toontrack EZmix 2 Mixing Software EZmix Preset Pack Bundle and Toontrack EZmix Presets Bundle for EZMix 2 Mixing Software the choice for great and affordable mixing software has never been clearer!

21 Oct 2016 13:37