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Cassette Store Day: inaugurated by Volcanic Tongue in 2012

Cassette Store Day, taking place later this year, is advertising itself as the inaugural event. In fact, reel stalwarts Volcanic Tongue started Cassette Store Day in 2012, and released a special edition Richard Youngs cassette (under the name Library Assistants) to mark the occasion. Volcanic Tongue owner David Keenan says: "It was kinda half tongue-in-cheek and a retort to all the Record Store Day hype but it's pretty funny and a little frustrating that someone would steal the idea and make it official."

The second Cassette Store Day takes place on 7 September and includes release from Bella Union, 4AD and DOmino, among others.