Which 8 current gems will make it on this Hip Cassette round-up? Plug that rusty tape player in, press play and make sure you keep notes…

by Christos Doukakis

SIDE A

TUSHAR

‘Sadie, Why Don’t You Love Yourself’

indie pop/surf rock

Rocky Rose

‘Let’s Ride’

alternative pop/pop-rock

Grace O’Shea

‘Consumed’

folk/pop

Aggressive Soccer Moms

‘The Idiot’

post punk/lo-fi rock

SIDE B

The Awkward

‘Come Over’

indie pop/alternative

Wav

‘Dream Girl’

indie r&b/pop

hello image

‘The Future Is Here’

electro/new wave

BLAME BO$ANOVUH

‘WHaT iT dO [BeTTy BooP]’

alternative hip-hop

My brother came home from college with a Mountain Goats cassette and I was like, ‘What is this?’ The lyrics were crazy to me. I’d never heard anything like it.

Aesop Rock