13
Aug
CELEBRATE CASSETTE STORE DAY WITH HFTTD!Dudes, we’ve got 3 pretty rad releases comin’ at you on Cassette Store Day (September 27, 2014)…these titles will be available exclusively in participating record cassette stores on 9/27 (but don’t worry — if you can’t make it to a shop we’ll have some up for sale on our website by the next day!)*ETERNAL SUMMERS THE DROP BENEATHThe latest album from Roanoke, VA trio Eternal Summers, originally released earlier in the year on Kanine Records (Vinyl/CD available on their website). This is the best yet in an already stellar catalog for these indie rockers, and it’s gonna sound real damn good comin’ outta yer tape deck. Produced by former Guided By Voices/current Nada Surf guitarist Doug Gillard.*MARSHMALLOW COAST THROUGH THE AGESA band that needs no introduction, Marshmallow Coast was one of the original elephant 6 bands, and Andrew Gonzales has been churning out indie pop nuggets for a couple decades now. We’re pleased as punch to bring you this exclusive collection of Marshmallow Coast songs from through the years, picked by Andy himself! Sure to contain all yer favorites as well as some singles & rarities you may have missed!
*SLEEPYBEEF SLEEPYBEEFAn album made using only an Alesis Ion synthesizer and a Sony VAIO computer during a month-long stay at a friend’s house in 2007, Sleepybeef is as much an art piece as it is an album of music. With that in mind, this bad boy will be 100% hand made by the artist himself (TheDreamComparison), and the first 15 copies will come housed in a special edition handsome, glow-in-the-dark, 3D-Printed box along with a booklet of artwork. An additional 25 copies will be available, with unique screenprinted artwork in lieu of the 3D box. ***This release will be exclusively available on Cassette Store Day at the HFTTD bash at The Bazaar in Roanoke Va, and if any are left over they’ll be made available on our website the following day***We’re still hammering out the plans, but there will be an HFTTD-led cassette party at The Bazaar in Roanoke, VA on Cassette Store Day (the only place you’ll be able to get the Sleepybeef tapes) with live music, sales and more! Keep an eye on the ol’ website fer updates.Yay tapes!

CELEBRATE CASSETTE STORE DAY WITH HFTTD!

Dudes, we’ve got 3 pretty rad releases comin’ at you on Cassette Store Day (September 27, 2014)…these titles will be available exclusively in participating record cassette stores on 9/27 (but don’t worry — if you can’t make it to a shop we’ll have some up for sale on our website by the next day!)

*ETERNAL SUMMERS THE DROP BENEATH
The latest album from Roanoke, VA trio Eternal Summers, originally released earlier in the year on Kanine Records (Vinyl/CD available on their website). This is the best yet in an already stellar catalog for these indie rockers, and it’s gonna sound real damn good comin’ outta yer tape deck. Produced by former Guided By Voices/current Nada Surf guitarist Doug Gillard.

*MARSHMALLOW COAST THROUGH THE AGES
A band that needs no introduction, Marshmallow Coast was one of the original elephant 6 bands, and Andrew Gonzales has been churning out indie pop nuggets for a couple decades now. We’re pleased as punch to bring you this exclusive collection of Marshmallow Coast songs from through the years, picked by Andy himself! Sure to contain all yer favorites as well as some singles & rarities you may have missed!

*SLEEPYBEEF SLEEPYBEEF
An album made using only an Alesis Ion synthesizer and a Sony VAIO computer during a month-long stay at a friend’s house in 2007, Sleepybeef is as much an art piece as it is an album of music. With that in mind, this bad boy will be 100% hand made by the artist himself (TheDreamComparison), and the first 15 copies will come housed in a special edition handsome, glow-in-the-dark, 3D-Printed box along with a booklet of artwork. An additional 25 copies will be available, with unique screenprinted artwork in lieu of the 3D box. ***This release will be exclusively available on Cassette Store Day at the HFTTD bash at The Bazaar in Roanoke Va, and if any are left over they’ll be made available on our website the following day***

We’re still hammering out the plans, but there will be an HFTTD-led cassette party at The Bazaar in Roanoke, VA on Cassette Store Day (the only place you’ll be able to get the Sleepybeef tapes) with live music, sales and more! Keep an eye on the ol’ website fer updates.

Yay tapes!

29
Jul

Up for pre-order now:
DUDE-025 Tone “Won’t You Come Inside?”
DUDE-031 The Laughing Leaves “Off Our Tree”
DUDE-009 Faster Circuits “Tunes of Glory” (re-issue on different color tapes!)

Delaware’s finest heavy, psyche garage trio, Tone, has finished up their long-anticipated debut, Won’t You Come Inside?, and we’re totally stoked to welcome it into the world on magnetic tape! Come expecting serious doses of fuzzed-out riffage and sonic exploration, leave with your face melted! Grip the tape before it succumbs to its own gravity, Dudes! 

The Laughing Leaves have returned with another handful of modern garage-pop takes on the tried-and-true Nuggets-era formula of melodic freakbeat swagger! Pray these lads can someday make their way over to the U S of A soon, we’ll be gettin’ our schwerv on in the front row! In the meantime, make way in your L’s for another rippin’ classic!

Demand for the Faster Circuits album was (undertandably) strong even after the tapes sold out so we decided to whup up another run - this time on clear tapes with black liner! Don’t get caught sleepin’ on it again!

All 3 tapes will depart from HFTTD HQ around the end of August. Take the time to explore the catalog and use the 4for20 deal to save a few bones, duh!

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24
Jul
Keep yer eyes peeled for some rad announcements coming soon concerning Cassette Store Day 2014 ;)

Keep yer eyes peeled for some rad announcements coming soon concerning Cassette Store Day 2014 ;)

10
Jun
DUDE-030 CIRCULATORY SYSTEM MOSAICS WITHIN MOSAICSLIMITED EDITION CASSETTE COMING IN JULY!Circulatory System are back with a new double album called Mosaics Within Mosaics. They are led by Will Cullen Hart, visual artist and one of the main songwriters of the psychedelic pop band The Olivia Tremor Control. The album was culled together in the style in which Will has always worked, using recordings from his copious back catalog of home recordings spanning from twelve years ago to now. It was masterfully assembled by Derek Almstead (Faster Circuits) with overdubs by John Fernandes (The Olivia Tremor Control, Dream Boat, Jacob Morris, The New Sound of Numbers, Old Smokey), Heather McIntosh (The Instruments), AJ Griffin (Laminated Cat), Peter Erchick (The Olivia Tremor Control, Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t), and Jeff Mangum & Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel).
The lyrics feature Will’s unique observations and impressions of life - poetic and meaningful. The music is entrancing, sometimes flowing into long instrumental passages that set a very pleasant atmosphere. Since the mixes originated in Will’s bedroom, they all have his signature deep-focus production style. He is very enamored with using the mixes of songs from the day they were recorded instead of trying to capture the same magic when re-recording them. It makes sense because the sound of the recordings have as much impact as the songs themselves in creating an enveloping world of words, melody, and texture.The fine folks over at Cloud Recordings are giving it the 2xLP and CD treatment, while yer pals here at HFTTD have been entrusted with the cassette versions!Limited Edition of 150 hand-numbered cassettesFirst 30 pre-orders will receive a hand-painted/screenprinted slipcoverAll cassettes come with digital download in your choice of formatPRE-ORDER HERE!

DUDE-030 CIRCULATORY SYSTEM MOSAICS WITHIN MOSAICS

LIMITED EDITION CASSETTE COMING IN JULY!

Circulatory System are back with a new double album called
Mosaics Within Mosaics. They are led by Will Cullen Hart, visual artist and one of the main songwriters of the psychedelic pop band The Olivia Tremor Control. The album was culled together in the style in which Will has always worked, using recordings from his copious back catalog of home recordings spanning from twelve years ago to now. It was masterfully assembled by Derek Almstead (Faster Circuits) with overdubs by John Fernandes (The Olivia Tremor Control, Dream Boat, Jacob Morris, The New Sound of Numbers, Old Smokey), Heather McIntosh (The Instruments), AJ Griffin (Laminated Cat), Peter Erchick (The Olivia Tremor Control, Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t), and Jeff Mangum & Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel).

The lyrics feature Will’s unique observations and impressions of life - poetic and meaningful. The music is entrancing, sometimes flowing into long instrumental passages that set a very pleasant atmosphere. Since the mixes originated in Will’s bedroom, they all have his signature deep-focus production style. He is very enamored with using the mixes of songs from the day they were recorded instead of trying to capture the same magic when re-recording them. It makes sense because the sound of the recordings have as much impact as the songs themselves in creating an enveloping world of words, melody, and texture.

The fine folks over at Cloud Recordings are giving it the 2xLP and CD treatment, while yer pals here at HFTTD have been entrusted with the cassette versions!

Limited Edition of 150 hand-numbered cassettes
First 30 pre-orders will receive a hand-painted/screenprinted slipcover
All cassettes come with digital download in your choice of format

PRE-ORDER HERE!

06
Jun
HFTTD alumnus Psalmships will be releasing a new album, I Sleep Alone, on ‘sister’ label, Big School Records. Go stream it on Bandcamp and pre-order it in your favorite format. It’s pretty darn good, duh! BTW, there’s still a few copies of Old Waves left in our store. Rumor has it a Pt. 2 is in the works!

HFTTD alumnus Psalmships will be releasing a new album, I Sleep Alone, on ‘sister’ label, Big School Records. Go stream it on Bandcamp and pre-order it in your favorite format. It’s pretty darn good, duh! BTW, there’s still a few copies of Old Waves left in our store. Rumor has it a Pt. 2 is in the works!

03
Jun
THE ALWAYS RED SOCIETYGIANT CHOCOLATE THINK TANK BLUESLimited Edition of 200 hand-numbered cassettesEach cassette comes with a small booklet of artwork by Will Cullen HartFirst 50 orders will feature a unique handpainted/screenprinted slipcover
Giant Chocolate Think Tank Blues is the second known cassette by Will Cullen Hart’s solo project, The Always Red Society, before he helped form The Olivia Tremor Control. Some of the songs featured here would later be re-recorded/re-imagined for The OTC’s classic debut LP, Dusk At Cubist Castle. Available now for the first time in 20 years, these tracks give us a unique look in on the beginning stages of something legendary. Hart is a founding member of the Elephant 6 Recording Co., and in addition to Olivia Tremor Control, he went on to form Circulatory System, and has performed with/been involved with an absurd number of incredible musical projects and bands. Get this piece of elephant 6 history in yer earholes! Pre-order now! Tapes will be shipping out in July!
PRE-ORDER HERELISTEN HEREDUDE-028The Always Red SocietyGiant Chocolate Think Tank BluesSide A:1.Can You Come Down With Us?2.Life Of Glory3.Here We Are Again4.Don’t Take No5.Headlong Step6.Ginger Root Orchestra7.Aquaman8.Five Senses
Side B:1.Fucking You2.Some Meandering Mechanical Overseer Is Coming3.Broken Hearts4.Descending Down5.Stolen Car6.Song For Jeff And Bill7.The Always Red Society

THE ALWAYS RED SOCIETY
GIANT CHOCOLATE THINK TANK BLUES

Limited Edition of 200 hand-numbered cassettes
Each cassette comes with a small booklet of artwork by Will Cullen Hart
First 50 orders will feature a unique handpainted/screenprinted slipcover

Giant Chocolate Think Tank Blues is the second known cassette by Will Cullen Hart’s solo project, The Always Red Society, before he helped form The Olivia Tremor Control. Some of the songs featured here would later be re-recorded/re-imagined for The OTC’s classic debut LP, Dusk At Cubist Castle. Available now for the first time in 20 years, these tracks give us a unique look in on the beginning stages of something legendary. Hart is a founding member of the Elephant 6 Recording Co., and in addition to Olivia Tremor Control, he went on to form Circulatory System, and has performed with/been involved with an absurd number of incredible musical projects and bands. Get this piece of elephant 6 history in yer earholes! Pre-order now! Tapes will be shipping out in July!

PRE-ORDER HERE
LISTEN HERE

DUDE-028
The Always Red Society
Giant Chocolate Think Tank Blues

Side A:
1.Can You Come Down With Us?
2.Life Of Glory
3.Here We Are Again
4.Don’t Take No
5.Headlong Step
6.Ginger Root Orchestra
7.Aquaman
8.Five Senses

Side B:
1.Fucking You
2.Some Meandering Mechanical Overseer Is Coming
3.Broken Hearts
4.Descending Down
5.Stolen Car
6.Song For Jeff And Bill
7.The Always Red Society

12
May

Coming in June:
DUDE-026 Platinum Bitch “The Black Plum (10th Anniversary Reissue)”
DUDE-029 Sam Lunsford “Kangen”

Philly’s Timothy Laszlo Sandor might be retiring the Platinum Bitch name but not without first re-issuing his seminal 2001 EP release, The Black Plum, in an expanded format. The experimental folk magnum opus will be given the deluxe cassette treatment now in 2014 by yer pals here at HFTTD. 

Kangen is the latest offering from the mulit-talented Sam Lunsford (Joneski, The Young Sinclairs, The Sad Cobras, etc) and it showcases his singer/songwriter roots. Lunsford is responsible for writing, performing, recording and producing this newest masterpiece.

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18
Apr
GOLD-BEARS “DALLIANCE”Limited Edition Cassette coming June 3, 2014 on Hope For The Tape Deck!!! Dudes, hold on to yer butts. The new Gold-Bears album is primed and ready, and your earholes aren’t ready for the assault that will soon be upon them. The first single, “For You”, debuted yesterday, and Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, Their Bated Breath, and Prefix, among others have all had nice some really things to say so far. The single is streaming on Soundcloud now.
As always, there will be 100 hand-numbered cassettes, and the first 22 orders will feature an exclusive, unique handpainted/screenprinted slipcover. All cassettes will come with a digital download code. Make your mouse go clicky RIGHT HERE to pre-order your cassette now! The fine folks over at Slumberland Records are releasing the album on LP and CD and you can pre-order those formats from their website now too! We couldn’t be more stoked to be working with such a legendary label.\m/Happy listening! More radness coming soon from yer pals here at HFTTD! Be sure to sign up for our mailing list over at our dot com so you can keep up with us!

GOLD-BEARS “DALLIANCE”
Limited Edition Cassette coming June 3, 2014 on Hope For The Tape Deck!!! 

Dudes, hold on to yer butts. The new Gold-Bears album is primed and ready, and your earholes aren’t ready for the assault that will soon be upon them. 

The first single, “For You”, debuted yesterday, and Pitchfork, C
onsequence of Sound, Their Bated Breath, and Prefix, among others have all had nice some really things to say so far. The single is streaming on Soundcloud now.

As always, there will be 100 hand-numbered cassettes, and the first 22 orders will feature an exclusive, unique handpainted/screenprinted slipcover. All cassettes will come with a digital download code. Make your mouse go clicky RIGHT HERE to pre-order your cassette now! 

The fine folks over at Slumberland Records are releasing the album on LP and CD and you can pre-order those formats from their website now too! We couldn’t be more stoked to be working with such a legendary label.

\m/

Happy listening! More radness coming soon from yer pals here at HFTTD! Be sure to sign up for our mailing list over at our dot com so you can keep up with us!





12
Mar

INTERVIEW: Eric Schlittler of Kid Icarus

Eyes on this wonderful interview that covers the past, present and future of Eric and Kid Icarus!

07
Mar

The next 2 additions to the HFTTD catalog are up and ready for procurement!

Indulge yourselves in the latest effort from the Graham Repulski camp - the 12 lo-fi, skewed pop events that make up Portable Grindhouse. This isn’t the first release this year from the prolific band and it won’t be the last. (stream / buy)

The Flying Sorcerers are a 4-headed combo from New Zealand influenced by “60’s pop, 70’s punk and Flying Nun”. Um, yeah. If that doesn’t have you clicky clicking there’s no hope for ya! 8 blasts of manic pop clocking in at 10 minutes makes up the band’s debut effort and there’s more where this came from - another EP is on the way! (stream / buy)

Don’t forget about the 4for20 deal - you can use the deal and bank releases if you’d like! 

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