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The Cassettes


Not to end up being confused with the English indie band of exactly the same name, Washington, D.C.’s the Cassettes desire in Technicolor, churning away rock tunes having a psychedelic vibe along with a garage area rock and roll fervor. The music group initially surfaced from Shelby Cinca’s four-track recordings that didn’t participate in the angst-ridden audio of his noisier clothing, Frodus. In 1999, Cinca teamed up along with his high school friend, Deceased Meadow bassist Steve Kille, as well as the duo started writing songs influenced by their parents’ record selections. After recruiting Kille’s sweetheart, Jennifer Potter, to try out second acoustic guitar and sing back-up vocals and Stephen McCarty to drum, the group proceeded to go into the studio room to record their debut full-length. Immediately after that recording set sail, in support of months prior to the release of the second full-length, O’er the Hill, Kille, Potter, and McCarty parted methods with the music group. Remaining to his personal devices, Cinca approached tabla participant Saadat Awan, who experienced expressed a pastime in collaborating with Cinca a couple of years prior. Influenced by Beatles tunes like “Honey Pie” and “Rocky Raccoon,” Cinca made the decision that this group’s sound required an overhaul. By adding Stephen Guidry on accordion and Arthur Harrison on Theremin in 2003, the Cassettes changed their audio from sunshiny power pop to pounding psychedelic, country-infused rock and roll. They released their third full-length record, ‘Neath the Pale Moon, 3 years later.

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