First ever International Cassette Store Day takes place today

Some 28 record shops across the UK have signed up to stock a range of limited edition cassette albums

First ever International Cassette Store Day takes place today

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The inaugural International Cassette Store Day is taking place today (September 7).

Modelled on the annual Record Store Day, International Cassette Store Day 2013 is described by its organisers as "a celebration of a physical product that is accessible, fun, cheap and still going strong in the turbulent current musical climate". It will see a number of limited edition albums released on cassette, and modern classic albums re-released on the much-loved format.

Among the labels involved in International Cassette Store Day are SEXBEAT, Kissability and Suplex Cassettes, with music from Fucked Up, Los Campesinos! and Fair Ohs appearing among the releases. Meanwhile, Transgressive, Bella Union, Domino, 4AD and Wichita Recordings will be reissuing albums on cassette by artists including At The Drive-In, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Flaming Lips and Deerhunter. Haim's 'Forever' EP will also get a special cassette release.

Some 28 record stores across the UK have signed up to stock the limited edition cassettes and a full list of participating stores can be found on the International Cassette Store Day website.

Meanwhile, London's Rough Trade East will mark the occasion with a special event featuring live performances by The Proper Ornaments and Bright Light Bright Light, a DJ set by Jen Long and a playback of Omar Souleyman's 'Wenu Wenu' album from cassette. Birmingham's Swordfish Records will also host a special International Cassette Store Day event featuring live music from Midnight Bonfires, Cannon Street, Drakelow and Oliver Rudge.

On NME Blogs: Read Jen Long's blog about International Cassette Store Day.

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