Tapes are popular because they’re cheap for DIY labels to assemble at home, produce, and ship, easily playable, even on the go, less fragile than records, infinitely customizable, and, when played in a good setup, quite satisfactory in audio quality. They can be stored compactly, broken cases can be replaced easily (no uniquely-printed jacket to moan over), and they also appeal to the limited-run/rarity factor that drives a lot of vinyl interest. Tapes also make weird/wonky/ambient/treated loops music sound delightful! I just got my copies from a limited run of C50s my German friend did, and they sound much better than any Crosley through my $15 thrift-store deck!
Excited for Cassette Store Day :D
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, just for the sheer vision.
When can we preorder this t-shirt?
good that the headline has been fixed, then
“wheelchair-bound fan proves they’re disabled” [sic] or seated fans prove they’re sitting in wheelchairs?
guess who’s blowing it out of proportion, stereogum.
oblivion: sure, but add together near-identical guitar tone (probably both strats, knowing both gutiarists), reverb, rhythmic feel, etc, and you’ve got more than just coincidence. out of tens of thousands of songs in my music library, rarely do i find such definite correlation except between a band’s demo and final product.
great group – reminds of groups like early His Name is Alive, Summer Hours, and Slowdive at times. afraid Holy Page sold out of the tapes a while ago, but other distros might have a copy. they’ve got another LP out as well, also worth peeping.
not exactly the style of music that inspires me to political protest. hoping the radio dept. do drop a killer new album after this half-handed wank of a track
not to mention the main guitar riff rips off Hand Me Up to Dry by Cold War Kids
hmm perhaps better clarified: “delightful… to see any given performer whilst standing at the front of the crowd