Billboard just reported that Record Store Day’s awkward, bulky, and less-efficient cousin is coming back for a second year. Cassette Store Day has been announced for September 27, and will do everything that Record Store Day does, except with an even less popular physical medium (though it's had a resurgance in recent years). However, where Record Store Day falls into corporate favoritism and major label domination, Cassette Store Day is organized by indie labels. In the E.U. and U.K. Kissability and Suplex will hold responsibility; in the U.S., Burger Records will take the same role.
Last year, Cassette Store Day featured special releases from bands like The Flaming Lips, Deerhunter, and At The Drive-In. This year’s participants haven’t been announced yet, but they’ll undoubtedly be cool as well.
Check Cassette Store Day’s website for updates on participating stores and artists.