I've been resisting it for a while but Kale's convinced me to get back into cassette tapes. I ordered my first one in forever a few weeks ago -- Wondercat's Ocean Maniacs, put out by GutterLoon Records in Florida. It's 9 songs worth of outsider gold. Here's their rad cover of Icona Pop's Then We Kiss:
I'd never heard of Icona Pop before, but apparently they're a thing. So I guess I'm not that cool.
Anyway, in honor of the resurgence of the cassette tape, here's new stuff available on that format via Bandcamp. First up is a song off the debut album from Cincinnati's Bummer's Eve. I've been following them since they put out a 2 song 7" last year. The new self-titled is also available on vinyl and CD. This song rules:
This is 3 live songs from a band called Teenage Chainsaw, off a 24 band live compilation called Live at Second Empire Philadelphia, put out by Philly's Mace Canister Recordings, which is new to me.
Mexican punk on a Canadian label called Runstate Tapes:
Also from Runstate:
More punk from Canada:
Distorted d-beat hardcore from Italy: