THE DREAM COMPARISON

Jan 15
hopeforthetapedeck:

DUDES! We got a surprise for you…introducing the Hope For The Tape Deck Highly Technical Digital Mixtape™ Volume One! Filled to the brim with TWENTY juicy earhole nuggets from our roster to you. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS CRAP FOR FREE! ***Featuring songs from some upcoming releases that we haven’t announced yet. Can you find them???1.Elekibass - Starlight2.Hussalonia - A Head In The Phones3.Marc Neibauer - For Alex4.Minta & The Brook Trout - At Your Will5.Gold-Bears - In This City, I’m Invincible6.Elf Power - Sunlight On The Moon7.Fayaway - Perfect Apartment8.Sleepybeef - Joe vs. The Dream Comparison9.Joneski - Nasty10.Graham Repulski - Chainsaw Lollipop11.The Flying Sorcerers - Jealous Rage12.Kid Icarus - More Laughing Skeletons13.Faster Circuits - Leibe Fur Machinen14.The Laughing Leaves - Everyday15.Grape Soda - Unaligned16.Rare High - Leave Astounding17.Missionaries - High Anxiety18.Emily Yacina - Glow19.Psalmships - Window20.The Sad Cobras - No More Graves

hopeforthetapedeck:

DUDES! We got a surprise for you…introducing the Hope For The Tape Deck Highly Technical Digital Mixtape™ Volume One! Filled to the brim with TWENTY juicy earhole nuggets from our roster to you. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS CRAP FOR FREE! ***Featuring songs from some upcoming releases that we haven’t announced yet. Can you find them???

1.Elekibass - Starlight
2.Hussalonia - A Head In The Phones
3.Marc Neibauer - For Alex
4.Minta & The Brook Trout - At Your Will
5.Gold-Bears - In This City, I’m Invincible
6.Elf Power - Sunlight On The Moon
7.Fayaway - Perfect Apartment
8.Sleepybeef - Joe vs. The Dream Comparison
9.Joneski - Nasty
10.Graham Repulski - Chainsaw Lollipop
11.The Flying Sorcerers - Jealous Rage
12.Kid Icarus - More Laughing Skeletons
13.Faster Circuits - Leibe Fur Machinen
14.The Laughing Leaves - Everyday
15.Grape Soda - Unaligned
16.Rare High - Leave Astounding
17.Missionaries - High Anxiety
18.Emily Yacina - Glow
19.Psalmships - Window
20.The Sad Cobras - No More Graves

Jan 06
hopeforthetapedeck:

DUDES! NEW RELEASES! We couldn’t be more excited to announce the three latest additions to the Hope For The Tape Deck family — Kid Icarus, Minta & The Brook Trout and Elf Power!! Due Out 3/4/2014, and available now for Pre-Order!
*DUDE-008 Kid Icarus - Dig Archaelogoy: Thirteen Years Of Lost Songs 1999-2012Kid Icarus began in 1996 as the musical brainchild of wayward home taper, Eric Schlittler,and over the years, has grown to include a number of collaborators. Releasing albums of home baked lo-fi psychedelia, and hi-fi indie guitar swing. At the time of this writing, Kid Icarus has evolved into a full band sporting the talents of brothers Joe and Justin Marchegiani along with Jeff Gilotti. Here we offer a collection of rare, unreleased goodies from Kid Icarus past and present. Limited edition of 100 numbered cassettes, and the first 22 will feature a unique, handmade spraypainted/screenprinted slipcover!Listen Here!Pre-Order Here!*DUDE-018 Minta & The Brook Trout - OlympiaMinta & The Brook Trout is a 4-piece indie outfit from Lisbon, Portugal where they live and make beautiful folky/americana music that would fit right in with the Saddle Creek catalog. Olympia makes the band’s 4th release since forming in 2008, and was originally self-released by the band digitally and on CD in 2012. Not content to let this masterpiece sit, yer pals here at Hope For The Tape Deck are offering up the deluxe cassette treatment! Limited edition of 100 numbered cassettes, and the first 22 will feature a unique, handmade spraypainted/screenprinted slipcover!Listen Here!Pre-Order Here!
*DUDE-019 Elf Power - Sunlight On The MoonElf Power is one of the founding members of the fabled Elephant 6 Recording Co. Based in Athens, GA, they have going strong with their unique brand of psych-pop for nearly 20 years! “Sunlight On The Moon,” released on vinyl and CD by Orange Twin Records in 2013, is one of their best yet! It has the classic lo-fi feel of their early work and will instantly draw you in and keep you warm and fuzzy. Look for them on the road with Neutral Milk Hotel in 2014! Limited edition of 100 numbered cassettes, and the first 22 will feature a unique, handmade spraypainted/screenprinted slipcover!Listen Here!Pre-Order Here!DON’T FORGET OUR 4 TAPES FOR $20 DEAL! ALWAYS ON SALE!

hopeforthetapedeck:

DUDES! NEW RELEASES! We couldn’t be more excited to announce the three latest additions to the Hope For The Tape Deck family — Kid Icarus, Minta & The Brook Trout and Elf Power!! Due Out 3/4/2014, and available now for Pre-Order!

*DUDE-008 Kid Icarus - Dig Archaelogoy: Thirteen Years Of Lost Songs 1999-2012

Kid Icarus began in 1996 as the musical brainchild of wayward home taper, Eric Schlittler,and over the years, has grown to include a number of collaborators. Releasing albums of home baked lo-fi psychedelia, and hi-fi indie guitar swing. At the time of this writing, Kid Icarus has evolved into a full band sporting the talents of brothers Joe and Justin Marchegiani along with Jeff Gilotti. Here we offer a collection of rare, unreleased goodies from Kid Icarus past and present. Limited edition of 100 numbered cassettes, and the first 22 will feature a unique, handmade spraypainted/screenprinted slipcover!

Listen Here!
Pre-Order Here!

*DUDE-018 Minta & The Brook Trout - Olympia

Minta & The Brook Trout is a 4-piece indie outfit from Lisbon, Portugal where they live and make beautiful folky/americana music that would fit right in with the Saddle Creek catalog. Olympia makes the band’s 4th release since forming in 2008, and was originally self-released by the band digitally and on CD in 2012. Not content to let this masterpiece sit, yer pals here at Hope For The Tape Deck are offering up the deluxe cassette treatment! Limited edition of 100 numbered cassettes, and the first 22 will feature a unique, handmade spraypainted/screenprinted slipcover!

Listen Here!
Pre-Order Here!

*DUDE-019 Elf Power - Sunlight On The Moon

Elf Power is one of the founding members of the fabled Elephant 6 Recording Co. Based in Athens, GA, they have going strong with their unique brand of psych-pop for nearly 20 years! “Sunlight On The Moon,” released on vinyl and CD by Orange Twin Records in 2013, is one of their best yet! It has the classic lo-fi feel of their early work and will instantly draw you in and keep you warm and fuzzy. Look for them on the road with Neutral Milk Hotel in 2014! Limited edition of 100 numbered cassettes, and the first 22 will feature a unique, handmade spraypainted/screenprinted slipcover!

Listen Here!
Pre-Order Here!

DON’T FORGET OUR 4 TAPES FOR $20 DEAL! ALWAYS ON SALE!

Dec 30
hopeforthetapedeck:

Good news! Joneski “Stimulator Jones” cassettes will be in-hand and shipping THIS WEEK! Lots of delays, but well worth the wait. Check out the super-rad, ultra-limited slipcovers (only the first 22 orders get one of these puppies! there are a few left, so if you been sleepin’ on this one, you better wake up! ORDER HERE!) and head over to the bandcamp to give it a listen (in case you don’t trust us when we tell you how happy yer earholes will be)We hope all of your wildest dreams come true in 2014! xoxoxoxo,HFTTD

hopeforthetapedeck:

Good news! Joneski “Stimulator Jones” cassettes will be in-hand and shipping THIS WEEK! Lots of delays, but well worth the wait. Check out the super-rad, ultra-limited slipcovers (only the first 22 orders get one of these puppies! there are a few left, so if you been sleepin’ on this one, you better wake up! ORDER HERE!) and head over to the bandcamp to give it a listen (in case you don’t trust us when we tell you how happy yer earholes will be)

We hope all of your wildest dreams come true in 2014! 

xoxoxoxo,
HFTTD

Oct 15
hopeforthetapedeck:

OH SNAP! FOUR NEW RELEASES COMIN’ AT YOU ON NOVEMBER 12TH!
DUDE-013 Marc Neibauer Don’t Fall Apart You may know Marc from his Eat Your Birthday Cake project, and while that name has been retired, the band members remain the same. No matter the name, Marc turns in another collection of hook-filled classic indie rock sounds. DUDE-014 Fayaway The Astral Body EPSpacey, ambient, jazzy, complex, and beautiful…catchy and haunting. Hard to put into words how good this record is, you guys.DUDE-015 Joneski Stimulator JonesJoneski (aka Sam Lunsford of The Young Sinclairs) brings the old school hip hop, and brings it hard. If you think yer ready for some REAL hip hop, put this shit in yer earholes.DUDE-017 The Laughing Leaves Everyday EPThis garage/grunge act from Australia knows what the fuck is up. Reminiscent of 60s garage rock, Nuggets, early Strokes…you’ll want to play this as loud as you can.We’ve also got a brand new FALL SAMPLER up for you on our bandcamp. This is a FREE DOWNLOAD and features a sampling from all of our releases.ALSO, DUDE, DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR 420 DEAL! PICK ANY 4 TAPES FOR JUST TWENTY BONES! These four bad boys would be a nice place to start, ya know.Yay tapes!

hopeforthetapedeck:

OH SNAP! FOUR NEW RELEASES COMIN’ AT YOU ON NOVEMBER 12TH!

DUDE-013 Marc Neibauer Don’t Fall Apart
You may know Marc from his Eat Your Birthday Cake project, and while that name has been retired, the band members remain the same. No matter the name, Marc turns in another collection of hook-filled classic indie rock sounds. 

DUDE-014 Fayaway The Astral Body EP
Spacey, ambient, jazzy, complex, and beautiful…catchy and haunting. Hard to put into words how good this record is, you guys.

DUDE-015 Joneski Stimulator Jones
Joneski (aka Sam Lunsford of The Young Sinclairs) brings the old school hip hop, and brings it hard. If you think yer ready for some REAL hip hop, put this shit in yer earholes.

DUDE-017 The Laughing Leaves Everyday EP
This garage/grunge act from Australia knows what the fuck is up. Reminiscent of 60s garage rock, Nuggets, early Strokes…you’ll want to play this as loud as you can.

We’ve also got a brand new FALL SAMPLER up for you on our bandcamp. This is a FREE DOWNLOAD and features a sampling from all of our releases.

ALSO, DUDE, DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR 420 DEAL! PICK ANY 4 TAPES FOR JUST TWENTY BONES! These four bad boys would be a nice place to start, ya know.

Yay tapes!

Oct 02
hopeforthetapedeck:

Look what we found on our stoop this morning! If you hurry you might be able to grab the handful of copies left with that sweet-ass slipcover. Either way you’re investing in an unquestionably tuneful pop masterpiece!

Just another sweet pop masterpiece from Hussalonia and Hope For The Tape Deck!

hopeforthetapedeck:

Look what we found on our stoop this morning! If you hurry you might be able to grab the handful of copies left with that sweet-ass slipcover. Either way you’re investing in an unquestionably tuneful pop masterpiece!

Just another sweet pop masterpiece from Hussalonia and Hope For The Tape Deck!

Sep 09

hopeforthetapedeck:

The HFTTD team participated in Cassette Store Day by taking up space at the cassette fair put together by Tom from Mirror Universe and Bob of the wonderful Gimme Tinnitus web haven. The Silent Barn was the perfect venue for this event so kudos to those guys for organizing and every one who came out! Several rad bands played, many tapes changed hands and much pizza was consumed (at least by us). Win!

Here’s a look at what we were up to on Cassette Store Day

Sep 09

hopeforthetapedeck:

As you can see the HFTTD label premiere good time fun show on Saturday in Roanoke was a complete and total blast! We had Psalmships (Philly), Missionaries (Roanoke) and the newly-revitalized Sad Cobras on the stage. Featured artist galleries included works by Sad Wilson Art, Megan Pendleton and Beck Seashols. We even coerced No Love For Ned to come out and DJ in-between sets!  Extra special hugs to River Laker for giving us free reign over 16 West for the evening - 100+ people made it out and we’d like to thank each and every one of you by A.) continuing to support DIY music in our respective neighborhoods (and beyond) and B.) by putting out a continuous stream of awesome cassette releases for your tape decks! Yay tapes!

Our release/launch party with Psalmships, Missionaries and The Sad Cobras was about as perfect as it could have been. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Aug 27

hopeforthetapedeck:

You know you want these bad boys in yer collection. Order now!

Aug 20
hopeforthetapedeck:

We couldn’t be more excited to announce our newest release:Home Taping Is Killing Me by Hussalonia drops on 9/17!!Hussalonia is a pop music cult owned by Nefarico™, manufacturers of fine luxury soaps.  This album was previously available as a bootleg in various Eastern European markets. It is now being made available as a limited edition cassette under license from Nefarico™. Read more about it in the cassette liner notes. Cassettes also come with a coupon for $1.00 off your next purchase of Nefarico™ washing goggles. As usual, we’ll have 100 hand-numbered Cassettes*, and the first 22 will feature a unique handpainted/screened slipcover! Wanna check it out first? Of course ya do! Preview the album in full on our bandcamp here: http://hopeforthetapedeck.bandcamp.com/album/home-taping-is-killing-me*watch for counterfeits!

hopeforthetapedeck:

We couldn’t be more excited to announce our newest release:

Home Taping Is Killing Me
by Hussalonia drops on 9/17!!

Hussalonia is a pop music cult owned by Nefarico™, manufacturers of fine luxury soaps.
This album was previously available as a bootleg in various Eastern European markets. It is now being made available as a limited edition cassette under license from Nefarico™. Read more about it in the cassette liner notes. Cassettes also come with a coupon for $1.00 off your next purchase of Nefarico™ washing goggles.

As usual, we’ll have 100 hand-numbered Cassettes*, and the first 22 will feature a unique handpainted/screened slipcover!

Wanna check it out first? Of course ya do! Preview the album in full on our bandcamp here: http://hopeforthetapedeck.bandcamp.com/album/home-taping-is-killing-me


*watch for counterfeits!

Aug 14

hopeforthetapedeck:

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Show your love for cassette tapes and comfy t-shirts AT THE SAME TIME! Only $10 HERE
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Aug 09
Aug 09
hopeforthetapedeck:

#’s 1-22 of each of our releases will feature a handmade/painted/screenprinted slipcover, made by Stephen (hey, that’s me!) and Drew. We’re hard at work on the slipcovers for the first batch, and here’s a little sneak peek and how they’re coming along. We’re still testing out some colors, and we’re pretty sure that you’ll all be more than pleased with the outcome.So, if you’ve been eyeing one (or, let’s be honest, ALL) of our releases, be sure to jump on it quick, like a beast, or you’ll miss out on this extra-limited DIY goodness!♥

www.hopeforthetapedeck.com !!!

hopeforthetapedeck:

#’s 1-22 of each of our releases will feature a handmade/painted/screenprinted slipcover, made by Stephen (hey, that’s me!) and Drew. We’re hard at work on the slipcovers for the first batch, and here’s a little sneak peek and how they’re coming along. We’re still testing out some colors, and we’re pretty sure that you’ll all be more than pleased with the outcome.

So, if you’ve been eyeing one (or, let’s be honest, ALL) of our releases, be sure to jump on it quick, like a beast, or you’ll miss out on this extra-limited DIY goodness!

www.hopeforthetapedeck.com !!!

Aug 08

beattheindiedrum:

Well friends, once again I am mixing ‘business’ with ‘pleasure’ on my Tumblr. My main homie and I have officially announced the beginning of a new tape label, Hope For The Tape Deck. (Don’t be scared, follow that shit - it’s a Tumblr page.)

We’re launching HFTTD with 8 incredible and diverse albums - some have seen exposure via other formats, others are exclusive to the label. All of them need the attention of your earholes. We’ve put together a label sampler of which you can grip here.

The catalog to date includes:

  • Grape Soda - Form A Sign (the Kindercore dude and his bro)
  • The Sad Cobras - No More Graves (members of Eternal Summers)
  • Rare High - Rare High (former Capstan Shafts)
  • Gold-Bears - Are You Falling In Love? (formerly of Plastic Mastery and current Slumberland recording artist)
  • Emily Yacina - Bloom (also of Waldosia)
  • Psalmships - Old Waves (whaddup Philly!)
  • Faster Circuits - Tunes Of Glory (feat. Derek of Olivia Tremor Control, of Montreal, Elf Power and dozens more)
  • Missionaries - Demo EP (whaddup Roanoke!)

Expect future releases from Graham Repulski, Total Normal, Hussalonia, Kid Icarus, and, holy crap, more than we’re allowed to mention.

Pre-orders for individual albums are up as well as a bundle deal with or without a custom, handmade/screen-printed cassette box to hold your magnetic treasures.

To celebrate we’re putting together a label launch show at River Laker Cultural Center in Roanoke, VA on Saturday 8/31. 3 bands, 6 bones - Psalmships (Philly), Missionaries and the much-anticipated reunion of The Sad Cobras. The event will also feature local artisans, band merch and…cupcakes (whuuuut). RSVP on the FB.

Aug 08

“Please do not enter the garden area”

Aug 02
hopeforthetapedeck:

We’re calmer than you are, dude.

hopeforthetapedeck:

We’re calmer than you are, dude.