It’s Cassette Store Day once again, and this year, POST/POP is doing something very special. Not only are we releasing a tape for the effing incredible GUNSHIP, but we are doing it in STYLE. Yes, that is a Limited Edition Gold tape and yes, it is as beautiful in real life as it looks in that photo! How about that trailer above? Please share with likeminded people and show the love!
It’s Cassette Store Day once again, and this year, POST/POP is doing something very special. Not only are we releasing a tape for the effing incredible GUNSHIP, but we are doing it in STYLE. Yes, that is a Limited Edition Gold tape and yes, it is as beautiful in real life as it looks in that photo!
Side A features the self-titled album from GUNSHIP filled with the most epic sounding songs you have heard in your lives. Don’t believe me? Have a listen:
Running a record label is hard work. You have to deal with people telling you that vinyl is old news, and that only anoraks collect it, and to get with the times, and you get force fed articles about independent record shops being closed down every other day. Imagine what it feels like to be a Tape Label. You not only feel the disdain of the general public, but you get looked down upon by the vinyl collectors (AND some record shops) for wanting to release things on a format most people consider “dead”. FUCK THEM. Do what you want to do as long as you enjoy it and it isn’t hurting anyone else, and to me, thats what Cassette Store Day is. Yes it’s essentially a pun on Record Store Day, but its also the one day a year when the little tape labels out there get to lift their heads up (from their shoes) when walking down the street, look a stranger directly in the eye and say “Hi, that tape you just bought… I made that!”
This year, more than most, I have become obsessed with certain songs. Obsessed to the point where I listen to a song on repeat for half a day until the lyrics become meaningless and the music is less music and more the sound of my heartbeat wowing and fluttering until sleep brings me sweet relief. This happened, quite suddenly with the M&O song “Jimi Savannah”. I first heard it while scouring the depths of the internet for new music to populate my radio show (I no longer do my radio show btw, in case you’ve been tuning in on Sundays!) and often tried to find excuses to play it twice on the same show. I then found out that M&O had an album with this song on it called “The Joy” and it fast became one of my standard go-to albums for when I needed guaranteed audio quality. But lo, what’s this? They have another album that preceded, called “Almost Us” and it features multiple guest appearances including Chance The Rapper? Amazing! Let’s stop here for just one second.