This Just In: Spooling Down

Tomorrow is International Cassette Store Day! Yeah, the name is still a little strange to me too – were there ever stores that just sold cassettes? Regardless, we’ll have an array of exclusive CSD releases available, alongside some new local cassette releases from the likes of Chris Donaldson, Johnny Ledez, and Yankee Roses. Seems like there’s a mixed-bag reaction to cassettes in general these days, but allow me to put forth the argument that the format has remained and will remain alive and well because it’s best suited to small/independent/experimental releases. When you consider that making vinyl costs 10x more, and even making CDs is 3x more, cassettes are a no-brainer. With the addition of a download code, the cassette is the best bang-for-your-buck format for bands and fans alike – you get a physical thing and a digital non-thing for only $5 (in most cases). Come hang on CSD, buy some tapes, listen to Team Sweat play some tapes, and get 10% off vinyl since tapes can’t have all the fun! -MLE

Listen: Chris Donaldson – Rhythm Nation
Listen: Yankee Roses – Dreamless Winter
Listen: Johnny Ledez – /ˈmôrniNG/ /ˈsämbə/

Unwind with new releases, reissues and restocks…
!!! – As If 2LP*
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders 2LP
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (Clear) 2LP
Aleister Crowley – The Evil Beast LP*
Alexandre Desplat – Harry Potter & The Deathly Hollows Pt. 2 2LP*
Animal Collective – Sung Tongs 2LP
Antony & The Johnsons – Crying Light LP
Aphrohead – Resurrection 2LP*
Arcade Fire – Funeral LP
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today LP
Ata Kak – Obaa Sima LP
Atoms For Peace – AMOK 2LP
Babes In Toyland – Fontanelle LP
Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars LP*
Beatles – S/T (White Album, Mono) 2LP, Rubber Soul LP, Yellow Submarine LP
Beirut – No No No LP
Belle & Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress 2LP, If You’re Feeling Sinister LP, The Boy With The Arab Strap LP
Blackalicious – Imani Vol. 1 2LP*
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Uprising LP
Bon Iver – Blood Bank 12″ , For Emma, Forever Ago LP
Bonobo – Days To Come 2LP
Campsite – 2 Photographic LP*
Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss 2LP
Cocteau Twins – Heaven Or Las Vegas LP
Coheed & Cambria – The Color Before The Sun LP*
Cream – Disraeli Gears LP
Chris Walla – Tape Loops LP*
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah 2LP
Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP
Dan Friel – Life LP*
David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed 2LP
Day By Day – Never Ending Lies EP 12”*
Dead Ghosts – Love And Death And All The Rest LP
Death In June – Presents Best Of Lounge Corps LP
Deerhunter – Fading Frontier LP*, CD*
Descendents – Everything Sucks LP
Destruction Unit – Negative Feedback Resistor LP
DIIV – Oshin LP
Disclosure – Caracal 2LP, Settle 2LP
DJ Khalab / Baba Sissoko – Split 12”*
Doug Hream Blunt – May Name Is… LP*
Eagles Of Death Metal – Zipper Down LP
Elliott Smith – Roman Candle LP
Esmerine – Lost Voices LP, S/T LP*
Express Rising – Fixed Rope LP*
False – Untitled 2LP*
Fela Kuti & Africa ’70 – Everything Scatter LP*, Fear Not For Man LP*, Roforofo Fight LP*
Fela Kuti & Egypt ’80 – Beasts Of No Nation LP*
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ’70 – Alagbon Close LP*, Na Poi LP*
Flaming Lips – Soft Bulletin 2LP, Transmissions From The Satellite Heart LP
Florence & The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 2LP, Lungs LP
Foo Fighers –S/T LP
Frank Zappa – Apostrohe (‘) LP, Over-Nite Sensation LP
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention – One Size Fits All LP
Future Islands – Singles LP
Girls Names – Arms Around A Vision LP*
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP
Guilty Conscience – Negative Attention 7”*
Gun Outfit – Dream All Over LP*
Here We Go Magic – Be Small LP*
Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul LP
J Dilla – Ruff Draft 2LP, Donuts 2LP
James Blake – CMYK EP 12”
Jamie xx – In Colour LP
Janet Jackson – Unbreakable CD
Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$ 2LP
John Carpenter/Various – Lost Themes Remixed LP*
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme LP
John Mayer – Heavier Things LP*
Johnny Ledez – Morning/Samba CS*
Kenny Dorham – Afro-Cuban LP
King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon 2LP
Kloke – P.H.O.N.E. 12”*
Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down 2LP
Kylesa – Exhausting Fire LP
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die LP
Larry Gus – I Need New Eyes LP*
LCD Soundsystem – S/T LP
Legendary Shack Shakers – The Southern Surreal LP*
Luke Vibert – Bizarster 2LP*
Lymbyc Systym – Split Stones LP*
Mac Demarco – Another One LP
Machinedrum – Vapor City 2LP
Man Or Astro-Man? – 1000x 10”*
Metallica – Metallica 2LP
Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue LP, Round About Midnight (Mono) LP
Motion City Soudtrack – Panic Stations LP*
Mulatu Astatke – New York-Addis-London: The Story Of Ethio Jazz 2LP
Neil Young – After The Gold Rush LP, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere LP
Neon Indian – Vega Intl. Night School 2LP*
New Order – Get Ready LP*, Republic LP*, Waiting For The Sirens’ Call 2LP*
Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Loon LP*
Panda Bear – Tomboy LP
Patrick Higgins – Bachanalia LP*
Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted LP
Peaches – Rub LP
Pixx – Fall In EP 12”*
Powell – Insomniac 12”*
Prince – Purple Rain LP
Purity Ring – Another Eternity LP, Shrines LP
Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork 2LP
Radiohead – Amnesiac 2×10″, Hail To The Thief 2LP, King Of Limbs LP, OK Computer 2LP, Pablo Honey LP
Ratatat – Classics LP, LP3 LP
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik 2LP, Californication 2LP
Red House Painters – Red House Painters I 2LP
Rival Consoles – Howl 2LP*
Romare – Projections 2LP
Rush – Moving Pictures LP
Seth Troxler – DJ Kicks 2LP*
Shlohmo – Dark Red 2LP
Shopping – Why Choose LP*
Sigur Ros – Agaetis Byrjun LP+CD
SK Kakraba – Songs Of Paapieye LP*
Small Black – Best Blues LP*
St. Germain – S/T 2LP
St. Vincent – Marry Me LP, Actor LP, Strange Mercy LP
Steven A. Clark – The Lonely Roller LP
Talib Kweli – Gravitas LP
The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily, LP
The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Rockin’ Rudolph LP*
The Butterscotch Cathedral – S/T LP*
The Byrds – Fifth Dimension LP*
The Doors – S/T LP, Strange Days LP
The Edge Of Daybreak – Eyes Of Love LP*
The Selecter – Subculture LP*
The Smiths – Meat Is Murder LP, Strangeways, Here We Come LP
The Twilight Sad – Oran Mor Session LP
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream 2LP
Thom Yorke – The Eraser LP
Tuxedo – S/T 2LP
Tycho – Awake LP, Past Is Prologue 2LP
U.S. Girls – Half Free LP
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love LP
Vampire Weekend – Contra LP, Modern Vampires Of The City LP
Various – 100% Dynamite 2LP
Various – Ghostbusters OST LP
Various – Guardians Of The Galaxy Cosmic Mix CD*
Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico LP
Viet Cong – S/T LP
Wilco – Star Wars LP
Wiley / Zomby – Step 2001 12”*
Wolf Eyes – Slicer LP
xx – Coexist LP
Yankee Roses – Dreamless Winter EP CS*
Yo La Tengo – And Then Nothing Turned Itself… LP
Zelienople – Show Us The Fire LP*
Zomby – Let’s Jam 1 EP 12”*, Let’s Jam 2 EP 12”*

*Indicates new release or new reissue