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Cassette Store Day is coming

Talk about putting your finger on the rewind button.

Capitalizing on the popular of Record Store Day, Cassette Store Day is set for September 7th. Will it be the catalyst for a resurgence of that almost-dead musical format?

Probably not, but it is kind of funny, in a wistful sort of way.

Like they do for Record Store Day, some artists are coming out with special releases that day, on cassette. I wonder if this will send people streaming into second hand shops looking for something to play them on.

This is an international effort, with stores in Europe and the United States taking part. I'm not sure if any of them regularly sell cassettes. The one Madison store on the list is MadCity Music Exchange on Willy Street.

Artists that plan special releases include Los Campesinos!, The Flaming Lips, Animal Collective, and Guided By Voices...plus many artists that are so cool I've never heard of them.

For example, "Refrigerator" is cool by definition.

Find out more about Cassette Store Day here.



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