Just as David Cameron steps down as Prime Minister and the lives of British people are thrown into even deeper turmoil by their own hand, the fourth annual Cassette Store Day will take place on 8 Oct.
“Every year around spring the emails and questions begin – will there be another Cassette Store Day?” says co-founder Jen Long. “When will it happen? Can I put out a tape? For a supposedly dying format there’s still so much love and life for those little bits of plastic. I know come October there’ll be another special release list and days of celebration planned around the world. Vive le cassette! As our partners in France might say”.
Well, maybe neighbours more than partners now. Anyway, Long’s US counterparts at Burger Records added: “When we completed Cassette Store Day 2015 we went back to the drawing board. We said ‘We can rebuild it. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s best Cassette Store Day. 2016 will be that year. Better than it was before. Better… stronger… faster’”.