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First releases for Cassette Store Day 2016 confirmed

30 August 2016, 10:22 | Written by Laurence Day

Pixies, Courtney Barnett, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, and many more are among the first artists confirmed for this year's Cassette Store Day.

The deadline for submissions has also been extended until 5 September. Cassette Store Day is 8 October.

London's festivities will be taking place at Lion Coffee + Records in Claption. There will be live performances and DJ sets, with an afterparty at the Old Blue Last hosted by Seventy Times 7.

Cassette Store Day was founded in 2013 by Kissability, Sexbeat, and Burger Records, and expanded across the planet in 2015 - this year will feature official participation from Mansions And Millions/Späti Palace in Germany, Balades Sonores in France, and VSI from Japan.

Jen Long (Kissability co-founder) says of the 2016 celebrations: “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.'"

Check the full list of first wave releases below.

  • Pixies - Head Carrier (Pixies Music)
  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Kissability)
  • Gonjasufi - Callus (Warp)
  • Fake Laugh - Ice EP + Great Ideas EP (self-released)
  • Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager (POST/POP)
  • Pile - First Other Tape (Fierce Panda Records)
  • Soft Walls - Live From MT8X (Faux Discx)
  • Various Artists - Gold Mold Records (Scottish Indie Sampler Vol. 2)
  • Summer Moon - With You Tonight (Kissability)
  • Bulbs of Held - Dendrite (Emerald and Doreen)
  • Various Artists - Odd Numbers: Volume 1 (37 Adventures)
  • Various Artists - Complex Channel Collective Volume 1 (Complex Channel)
  • Various Artists - Hide and Psych (Blak Hand Records)
  • -otron - doze on (n/a)
  • Various Artists - On New Horizons Vol III (ZyNg tapes)
  • Robert Heel - Naihehe (Etoka Records)
  • Island Cassettes - Rainmaker (Indian Corn)
  • Savage Mansion - Everyone to the Savage Mansion (Cool Your Jets)
  • Orlando Ferguson - Sing, O Barren One! (wonkystuff)
  • Let's Kill Janice - Interference / Smile & Gesture (Gravy Train)
  • Casper heyzeus - Self help for the helpless self (Ice cream for crow)
  • J.H. Guraj - Underrated Glances At The Edge Of Town (Maple Death Records)
  • Stromboli - Volume Uno (Maple Death Records)
  • Glitter Brains - Flippin' Out On The Shiny (Jagged Skyline Records)
  • Dead Biker Chicks/Wolves Have Mercy - Dead Biker Chicks/Wolves Have Mercy Split (Jagged Skyline Records)
  • Various Artists / Visual Deception Unit - incognito mixtape (four three six)
  • The Bibles of Twang - Magicada (Jagged Skyline Records)
  • Honey Moon - Best In Town (Sad Club Records)
  • Various Artists - THE HLT PLAN: 22ND STEP (Hi-Lo Tunez)
  • Embla Quickbeam & Graham Dunning - Inside Memory's Head (Third Kind Records)
  • Hattie Cooke - Hattie Cooke (Third Kind Records)
  • Onetwothreefaw - Fast and Trouble (Winter Beach)
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