Advance Cassette: ASSS, Stay at Home (UHU Tapes)


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Label: UHU Tapes Color: White Insert: Black, with drawings by Brace Paine of Gossip Quantity: 30 Replayability: 7/10 At first I didn't notice it. Printed in tiny blue ink at the top of ASSS' Stay at Home tape is a number: 28. It might be a lucky number. Or maybe it's the age of ASSS' Sean Sumler or Alex Smith. Maybe it's totally random. But most likely, the number is a signifier: this tape is ...   More
 
Thursday, July 15, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Advance Cassette: Mattress, WFMU Tape


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Label: Eggy Records Color: Red Insert: Hand painted on blue construction paper Replayability: 9/10 Rex Marshall was born to record music straight to a cassette tape. Or at least, I like to imagine that this was all in the cards at some point; that Marshall, growing up outside the Vegas strip, took in just as many cheap, warped Human League and Duran Duran tapes as wheezing Elvis impersonators. ...   More
 
Thursday, July 8, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Advance Cassette: Sad Horse


Music
Label: Self-released? Color: White Insert: Yellow, with song titles printed on the front Quantity: ??? Replayability: 9/10 I have no idea who is actually in the band Sad Horse. And honestly, I don't really care. I could dig around online and find clues—its a boy/girl duo that's rarely played live this year and released one wonderful (and super out-of-print) 7-inch on Mississippi Records. ...   More
 
Thursday, July 22, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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