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Store-wide cassette sale + last copy! Forty-five minutes of (melty/warpy/bubbly/sparkly) ambient material released on Northwest experimental label, Corpus Callosum.

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Store-wide cassette sale! Weighted, open songs that give chills. Haunting, hypnotic drone folk for fans of Gowns, Tiny Vipers, and Lau Nau.

Released on Braeyden Jae's Heavy Mess Tapes. Cover art by Molly Schaeffer (Big Big Wednesday). 

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Store-wide cassette sale! The debut full-length from Oakland hypnotic dream punks, Silver Shadows. Post-punk rhythmic sensibilities and enveloping harmonies mix with otherworldly shoegaze-esque ambience to create an album too perfect to be ignored.

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Fifity-four surprising and gloriously unique poems from Rae Armantrout, a Pulitzer-winning poet of great gifts. According to Fonograf Editions, "Conflation interrogates the difference between texture and tactile; thing unspoken versus thing unseen."

Listen on Soundcloud.

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Before Rebecca Pearcy had an empire of handmade awesomeness (better known as Queen Bee Creations), she made indie folk pop gems out of Olympia, Wa. These 11 songs feature an all-star cast of musicians (including Nate Ashley and Nora Danielson) and has brilliant cover photography and set design by Tae Won Yu.

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Rebecca Pearcy- Natural Disaster

A zine-themed punk band with an all-star zinester line-up. Alex Wrekk, Marc Parker, Giz Medium, Paul Burke, and Steve Larder join forces to make zine anthems like "Up For Trades" and "24 Hour Zine Challenge."

Comes with a 20 pages half-legal size zine and a digital download code. Listen on Bandcamp.

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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! Claire Cirocco, Emily Roll, and Fred Thomas combine to make pulsing, triple-synth soundscapes that are "strongly under the influence of Windam Hill." 

Released on Life Like. Listen on Bandcamp.

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Store-wide cassette sale + last copy! Karp meets Rites of Spring meets Polvo in a brilliant, beautiful head-on collision. Olympia post-hardcore bliss.

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Cynosure- Because of This

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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