Cassette Store Day is back this autumn on October 14th with a day of global celebrations and all in honour of the humble cassette tape. The final list of UK releases is as follows:

Fear of Tigers – Tapeworxs (Playmaker Media)

The Music Will Save Us Vol.1 – Various Artists (Sad Club Records)

Colleen – Colleen Et Les Boîtes À Musique (Beacon Sound)

Colleen – The Golden Morning Breaks (Beacon Sound)

Colleen – Les Ondes Silencieuses (Beacon Sound)

Ruby Keeler – They’ll Build A Neighborhood Where Your City Stood (Jagged Skyline Records)

Sick Bookies – Analogue Viral (Jagged Skyline Records)

Shit&Shine – Musica Lavapiatti (Artetetra)

Dj Balli & Giacomo Balla – Svelto (Artetetra)

Peter Graf York – Peter Graf York (Planet Rescue)

Berrick – Plumes (Tendrils)

Zombie Picnic – A Suburb of Earth (Golden Shred Records)

Pop Campaign – HAME (CARP)

Wallflower – Where It Fell Apart (Hanger Records)

Milk – Strange Change (Obi Records)

LeRoy & Angela Aux – Grain In Vain (Jahmoni Music)

DJ Marcelle /Another Nice Mess – Meets New Soulmates at Nyege Nyege Deejay Laboratory (Jahmoni Records)

Gino Pavan – Absolute (ADESSO)

DATAstream – MIDI City (Stored Energies Techonology)

Bryce Miller – Operator (Disco Cinematic Records)

Trojan Horse – Fukushima Surger Boys (The City Is Ours Records)

AlgernonCornelius – Radio (The City Is Ours Records)

Untitled Band – Badly Poured Beer (Untitled Band Project)

Worried About Satan – Blank Tape (Spun Out Of Control)

Stefan Bachmeier – Anomaly On Meadow Lane (Spun Out Of Control)

Alternative TV – The Image Has Cracked (Radiation Records)

The Kids – Kids (Radiation Records)

Blitz – Voice Of A Generation (Radiation Records)

Various Artists – FutureSounds Volume 2 (TimeSlave Recordings)

Occams Laser –  Occams Laser: Occult 86 (TimeSlave Recordings)

Sad Palace – Frostbeat (Kissability)

The Dollar Bill Murays – Always On (Valley Heat Records)

Zapoppin’ – Live At The Curse (Last Shop Records)

Pony Fringe – Forgotten Lullabies (Lavender Sweep Records)

Paris Angels – Stairs to the Sun EP (Lavender Sweep Records)

Gina Kushka – Cure (Access Records)

Various Artists – Neon Maniacs (Nerve Centre Records/Girlsville Records)

Eddie The Wheel – Leave Behind (Vibe/Anti-Vibe)

Rosie Blacher – Anhedonia (Obi Records)

Don Pierre – La Frontiere Finale (Obi Records)

Underwood – Underwood (Obi Records)

Twins Natalia – Destiny Room (Lavendar Sweep Records)

Chris Knox – KnoxTraxFine (Thokei Tapes)

Madison Beer – Dead (Access Records)

Aramael – OldSchoolTape (Churchill Independent)

SBK Satan’s Bee Keeper (Sonic Entrails Records)

Various Artists – The Doxey Boggart Cassette (Sonic Entrails Records)

Kiasmos – Kiasmos (Erased Tapes)

Various Artists – Witches’ Halloween Brew (Burning Witches Records)

Those Unfortunate – In Lavender (Midnight Bell Records)

Kara Marni – Golden (Access Records)

Dancehall – K.O. (Vibe/Anti-Vibe)

One Man Bannister – Evolver (Thokei Tapes)

Los Bitchos – Tripping Party (Blak Hand Records)

The full lists of stores who will be taking part in Cassette Store Day across the UK is as follows:

310NXRD: NX Records Pop Up Shop – London

Underground Solu’shn – Edinburgh

Rough Trade East – London

Rough Trade West, London

The Inkwell – York

All City – Dublin

Slide Record Shop – Bedford

Assai Records – Edinburgh

Assai Records – Broughty Ferry

Vintage Trax – Redditch

Plates – Nottingham

Vinylstore Jr – Canterbury

Banquet Records – Kingston

Transmission – Margate

Strand Records – Stoke On Trent

Dig Vinyl – Liverpool

International Cassette Store Day returns for its fifth year on October 14 2017 and are proud to be running events in the UK, USA, China, Japan, France, New Zealand and Australia. Last year saw UK releases from big names Pixies, Courtney Barnett and Get Cape. Wear. Cape. Flyand in the USA –  Ramones, Death Cab for Cutie, and Allah-Las.

Founded in London by a group of UK labels in 2013, the event saw a thriving demand and to the surprise of its founders has grown into a highly anticipated event, now in its fifth year!

This year, Cassette Store Day is run by UK record label Blak Hand Records, partnering up with USA brothers Burger Records, Balades Sonores in France, Nasty Wizard Recordings in China and VSI from Japan.

CSD tries to bring releases into shops again, however they understand that this is not always possible, so are working again this year with labels to offer an online alternative for fans to grab an exclusive release if there isn’t an event or gig on in their hometown. They’ll be adding a feature to the UK site this year where fans are linked to an online shop where they can buy the official releases.

Cassette label owner Brit Williams has taken over UK duties from its founders and says:

“For the past few years, Cassette Store Day has been the most anticipated release we do at Blak Hand. It gives us a chance to showcase some of our best bands by throwing out a mixtape so people can hear the distinct sound of what we do. I know for many, CSD is the perfect chance to get music heard to broader audience and bring people together through the art of the tape. Having taken over CSD this year from Jen Long and her label mates, I’ve been working with Sean at Burger Records to make this year one of the brightest and best. We’ve designed a new logo, updated our CSD national websites and tried to keep a buzz going the last few months in anticipation for this year’s event. We’re thrilled to once again celebrate all things analogue and help bring attention to some up and coming artists and labels in the country. What makes it work so well is you guys, the people who contribute limited edition releases, the exclusives, the demos. We can’t do it without you. So please, sign up! Plus, we’ve already been in touch with more UK labels and shops, keeping the momentum going and encouraging more independent record shops to get involved, throw a party and celebrate the longevity of the cassette.”

Sean Bohrman from Burger adds “For the past five years we’ve seen Cassette Store Day grow internationally and exponentially as our goal of making the cassette tape relevant again through showing record labels and stores that they can still sell in today’s day and age has come to fruition! Who would have thought? We would!”

International Cassette Store Day 2016