Urban Outfitters Launches Cassette Program With Retro Players, Exclusive Run The Jewels & Halsey Tapes
Urban Outfitters — already one of the world’s largest purveyors of vinyl (though not the largest, thanks Amazon) — is getting into the tape business, right on the heels of increasing sales and increasingly prevalent trend pieces. Beginning this month — online and in select brick-and-mortar stores — Urban Outfitters will now have cassettes and retro cassette players in stock alongside their massive (and massively expensive) vinyl display.
According to a press release, their new tape program will feature exclusive pressings from a number of artists, starting off with Run The Jewels, Halsey, and Marina & the Diamonds. They’ll also carry tapes from the likes of Beach House, Action Bronson, Alvvays, American Football, Foals, Japandroids, Muse, Method Man, and more.
A number of their stores will also be participating in Cassette Store Day at the end of this week (10/17), and Volume 11 of their relatively new UO Mixtape series will be available for free in all of the US stores on that day, as well.
Urban Outfitters’ tape collection is available online, and in the following stores:
King Of Prussia, PA
Georgetown, Washington D.C.
Herald Square, NYC
Park Meadow, CO
State Street, CH
Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles
Gallery Place, Washington D.C.
San Francisco, CA
West Edmonton, Canada
Have we reached peak tape?