Tapes are good because they are cheap and disposable.
Not that you throw them away, but that you approach them differently than you do an Album, that clunker of the Boomer generation. They are fast, fresh, vital, because they have no pretense of being classic or monumental. Albums are statements, one-way, inflexible.
Tapes are a dialog. To buy a tape, to make a tape, is to participate in the dialog, in the exchange of ideas. The tape is a gift of ideas. It presents raw vision to be interpreted.
Buy a camera and take pictures of your friends. Start a tape label and release the bands in your city. Touring is hard and the system is broken. Mail is cheap and the internet is cheaper. Tapes are easy. What are you psyched on?
Tapes aren't gonna last, so start a label right now. In the ANP Quarterly, V. Vale said, "Undergrounds are like mushrooms, they need darkness to flourish." What comes next will be built on the foundation of the cassette tape sub-culture. It's going fast, it's burning bright. People are making beautiful things with their hands that they believe in. Goaty Tapes, Gel Tapes, Night-People, Near Tapes, UHU Tapes, GNAR Tapes.
Eggy is based in Portland, Oregon. It is a label and distributor of cassette tapes. Tapes are curated from labels across the country and world and sold at a physical location, the Half and Half coffee shop, where they can be seen and held. Eggy tapes are almost always silk-screened, pro-dubbed and popular music.
Impose Labeled Eggy Tapes Compilation
01 Have an Idea - The Honeys
02 We Are Shocked - Majic Eyes
03 My Feet Beneath the Water - The Golden Hours
04 Land of Laughs - The Woolen Men
05 Smoke Away - Lame Drivers
06 My Reason - Mattress
07 Flask - Majic Eyes
08 Baked Brown - The Golden Hours
09 Survive - Mattress
10 Nerd Out - The Honeys
11 Dogs - The Woolen Men
Download the Eggy Tapes compilation here.