25 Cassette Store Day Releases to Look For

Posted by Billy Gil, September 24, 2014 05:34pm | Post a Comment

The second annual Cassette Store Day is coming this Saturday Sept. 27! We’ll have just-released cassettes at the front sampler section at Amoeba Hollywood and in front at Berkeley and S.F. Plus, 15% off all used cassettes at Amoeba SF only. Here are some releases to look for …

1349 Massive Cauldron of Chaos

An early release by black metal greats 1349! Personally, I think the lo-fi aesthetic of Black Metal sounds amazing on cassette. The LP and CD come out Sept. 30 on Seasons of Mist.


The Adolescents - The Complete Demos 1980-1986

Consisting mostly of tracks recorded in 1980, The Complete Demos is kind of like the punk band’s unofficial first album.



Alvvays Alvvays; Fear of Men Loom

Fear of Men and Alvvays are great female-fronted indie-rock bands reminiscent of The Cranberries and The Sundays; two personal favorites from this year.


Beverly Careers

Fizzy, alt-rock distortion, cooing, girlish vocals and surf-pop melodies make up this duo’s incredibly likable debut record.


Kurt Braunohler - How Do I Land?

The comedian and host of “The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler” released his comedy album after raising $6,000 to have a sky writer write the album’s title in the sky. HA!


Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Tyranny

The Strokes frontman releases a brilliant mess of industrially charged rock with his new band, The Voidz.


Cymbals Eat Guitars Lose

The New York indie rockers issue their new album on tape, which was just released in August.


The Golden Dawn Power Plant

Obscure psych band The Golden Dawn only released one album, Power Plant, before breaking up. An awesome Nugget of lore.


Foxygen - …And Star Power

Early release of the indie pop band’s new double album! Official release is Sept. 30.


A collection of Cassette Store Day releases


Robyn Hitchcock The Man Upstairs

The cult British singer/songwriter assembles an album of half covers and half originals on his new record.


Japandroids Post Nothing; No Singles

The rowdy Canadians issue their explosive first album and a two-EP collection onto tape.


Karen O live at Amoeba Hollywood, Sept. 16, 2014

Karen O Crush Songs

Karen O's debut solo album is a sweet little collection of lovelorn lo-fi acoustic ditties. If you’re like her soundtrack work (Where the Wild Things Are, Her) and the less bombastic tunes on Yeah Yeah Yeahs albums, you’ll enjoy this one.


King Bitch Lost in the Party

Nashville garage band’s debut featuring members of Diarrhea Planet and Weekend Babes.


Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell

Artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Hot Chip and more pay tribute to the late experimental singer/songwriter Arthur Russell on this double cassette. Get it a month before the LP/CD release.


Mutual Benefit

Mutual Benefit Love’s Crushing Diamond

Mutual Benefit’s acclaimed LP is full of restless experimental folk that rumbles with creativity even as it soothes with majestic sounds.


Natural ChildLive in Birmingham

The Burger-signed garage-roots rockers sound best live, recorded here in Birmingham, Ala. in 2013.


Never Young Master Copy

DIY melodic noise punk from a couple of scrappy kids from the Bay Area. Seriously, so good.


Townes Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt

The legendary singer/songwriter’s third album, reissued on Burger.


The Rentals Lost in Alphaville

Former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp revives his Rentals project for another blast of synth-and-alt-crunch tunes with sugary sweet melodies.


They Might Be Giants - They'll Need a Crane; (She Was A) Hotel Detective; They Might Be Giants; Lincoln

The new-wave legends reissue their first two albums and second two EPs onto tape.


Vivian Girls Share the Joy

The Brooklyn noise-pop band’s underrated final album.




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