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Store-wide cassette sale! For the first volume of Why the Tapes Play Records' Covers Project series, nine artists interpret work from Swedish electro-folk band Wintergatan. A wide range of reinventions—from solo kalimba to chamber-pop to oddball electronic. 

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Store-wide cassette sale! A reissue of this lost, barely-released 1997 album by The High Beams. Daydream is underwater lo-fi dream pop for guitar and drum machine.

Released by Why the Tapes Play.

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Last copy! A Why the Tapes Play compilation from the "haze of the cassette revolution." Home recorded music from the 1980s and 1990s stretching from bedroom pop to long-form ambient to lo-fi electronic.

Featuring sounds by KDA, Eric Gaffney & Friends, Nightcrawlers, Heather Perkins, Linda Smith, James T. Rao (of Orange Cake Mix), Kathy King, and Mark Kisinger.

An hour and twenty of minutes of awesomeness! Beautifully designed CDR in DVD case with insert...[ continued ]

Three pieces of lo-fi instrumental piano on a three-inch CD. Music that exists beautifully outside of time.

Released on Why the Tapes Play. Listen on Bandcamp.

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A split between long-running lo-fi heavyweight Orange Cake Mix and some of the artists that love him. Seven songs from OCM, fourteen covers from folks like: A Journey Of Giraffes, Hifi Envelope, Capitano Merletti, William Elmore Wiltshire, The Journals Kept, Tremolo Ghosts, Mud Pie Sun, Tapes & Tubes, Nolan Kurtz.

Released on Why the Tapes Play. Limited-edition CD, 20 copies, hand-numbered, comes with liner-note booklet with essays and interviews...[ continued ]

Otherworldly hammered dulcimer lushness. Surprising, largely instrumental, with splashes of Dorothy Carter's mystical Malvina Reynolds-esque vocals.

Smartly hand-printed and designed. Released on Why the Tapes Play Records.