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Ten Years

Happy Cassette Store Day

Cassette Store Day is today, September 7th. To celebrate, more than 50 bands including Flaming Lips, Animal Collective, and Haim will pay tribute to the medium by dropping cassette-only releases today.

Here’s a sappy love-letter mix tape we created with love songs old and new to get you in the mood.

Mix Tape Side A

Mix Tape Side B

Visit the Cassette Store Day website to see all of the stores participating across the world. Go out and support your local store.

“Tape is an instrument, and some recordings just sound Beaton cassette.” -Jason Sigal of Lame Drivers

“They’re not the best way to listen to sound, but I like them as objects.” -Stephen McRobbie of The Pastels

“A lot of those fledgling relationships the I cultivated as a 15, 16, and 17-year-old relied heavily on cassette tapes. You’re never going to have that sort of romance in a media file upload or a zip file attached to an e-mail.” -Gareth Paisey of Los Compesinos!

“You can throw them at people and they don’t break.” – Matt Flag of Fairs Ohs

The Full List of Cassette Tape Day releases
Fucked Up – Hidden World

Los Campesinos! – A Good Night For a Fist Fight Live Album

The Proper Ornaments – Demos
(Suplex Cassettes)

Fair Ohs – Jams Volume 2
(Suplex Cassettes)

Lets Wrestle – Demo’s
(Suplex Cassettes)

At The Drive-In – Acrobatic Tenement

At The Drive-In – Relationship Of Command

Pulled Apart By Horses – Pulled Apart By Horses

Pulled Apart By Horses – Tough Love

The Flaming Lips – The Terror
(Bella Union)

Suicidal Tendencies – Debut

Twink – Think Pink

Molly Nilsson – The Travels
(Night People)

The Pastels – TBA

Deerhunter – Monomania

Hard Skin – On The Balls

Hard Skin – Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear

Spectrals – Sob Story

Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt

Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live

V/A – Faux Discx Compilation
(Faux Discx)

Haim – Forever EP

Efterklang – Tripper
(Blood & Biscuits)

Mum – Smilewound
(Blood & Biscuits)

Dolphinz – Pagan Dating
(Tye Die Tapes)

V/A – Bleed In Gold – The First Three Years Of Art Is Hard
(Art Is Hard)

Fear of Men – Early Fragments

The Blow – The Blow
(Kanine Records)

Bleeding Rainbow – Yeah Right
(Kanine Records)

Eternal Summers – Correct Behavior
(Kanine Records)
Teen Suicide – Waste Yrself

V/A – Heart Throb Compilation
(Heart Throb)

Animal Collective – Sung Tongs
(Fat Cat)

His Clancyness – Covering Up
(Fat Cat)

JJ Doom – Keys To The Kuffs Butter Edition

Younghusband – Silver Sisters
(Sonic Cathedral)

Guided By Voices – English Little League
(Fire / Bad Paintings)

Refrigerator – Live At The American Legion Hall

Xiu Xiu – Women As Lovers
(Bad Paintings)

Rolo Tomassi – Astraea

Volcano Choir – Repave

V/A – Compilation
(Hate Hate Hate)

Potty Mouth – The Spins
(Marshall Teller)

Helm – Orange Tanks
(Where To Now?)

The Casket Girls – S/T

Peter Broderick – Float 2013
(Erased Tapes)

Bright Light Bright Light – Make Me believe In Hope
(Self Raising Records)

Playlounge / YRRS / Birdskulls – Sick of Hits Vol. 1
(Reeks of Effort)

Sur – Dog Daze EP
(Mirror Universe)

Spakkiano – Spakkiano
(Mirror Universe)

Lame Drivers – Live & Rare
(Mirror Universe)

Laraaji – Cosmic Tape Experiments 1979 – 1987
(All Saints)

Grape Soda – Form A Sign (Hope For the Tape Deck)

Gold-Bears – Are You Falling In Love? (Hope For the Tape Deck)

Expwy – Deep Joy (Kinnta Records)