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:
You’re ready to part with your hard-earned cash but hold on just one second. Ask yourself this… “Do I know what’s on Side B? What if it’s an Enya album or something?” Take a breath, and let me show you the future….
Yes, Side B is a FREE C64 game called ‘Attack of The Mutant Camels’ for all you retro 8-bit players out there. To my knowledge (and I know a little bit about tapes) this is the first time this has ever been done. Side A an incredible album, Side B, a free Commodore 64 game. All on the most beautiful looking cassette POST/POP has ever produced.
But Who are Gunship? I’ll explain while you click on the shop link and buy the tape, as you most likely don’t need more convincing. Oh you do? Okay!
The official line is that GUNSHIP is a neon soaked, late night, sonic getaway drive, dripping with luscious analog synthesizers, cinematic vocals and cyberpunk values, exploding from the front cover of a dusty plastic VHS case which has lain forgotten since 1984.
You can also say they are Dan Haigh & Alex Westaway & Alex Gingell, some of who are in Fightstar (new single is a genuine banger btw) and also SFX wizards.
Well not only do they have an insanely awesome album, but their videos are something to behold. Like this one for ‘Tech Noir’ featuring… JOHN CARPENTER. Yes THAT JOHN CARPENTER.
Read an interview with Carpenter and Gunship about the collab here: http://bloody-disgusting.com/interviews/3358116/john-carpenter-talks-bd-gunship-interview/
or how about this one for ‘Revel in Your Time’, which plays like the bastard child of Blade Runner and a Monkey Island game, and is just ludicrously gorgeous.
or this one ‘Fly For Your Life’ which is like a follow on story from A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me’, if Morten Harket stole a plane and had a badass blood-soaked dogfight instead.
POST/POP only has 50 of these Limited Edition Gold Tapes, so they will go extremely fast. Here is a convenient link!
Spread the word about this (after you’ve bought of course) as I really think its a real special one!
You’re probably already obsessed by this album after this pitch and if so, buy it in every other format (and find out more about the band) from these links:
Have a good cassette store day everyone, and thanks for supporting POST/POP!