Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dinosaur Jr. Putting Out Limited 3-Album "Cassette Trilogy"

Dinosaur Jr. @ Terminal 5 - full review & more photos here!

Let's be very clear here: selling cassette tapes in 2011 is totally weird. I say that even as I link to our Etsy store, where we do in fact sell cassette tapes in 2011. That being said, though, cassette tapes from our favorite bands in this day and age are still weirdly awesome, and Dinosaur Jr. is apparently fully aware of that fact.

That's why they've just announced that they're releasing a new 3-album collection called the Cassette Trilogy, containing each album from the classic Dinosaur Jr. canon - Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me, and Bug - on, you guessed it, cassette tapes, via Joyful Noise Recordings. The tapes will come packaged in a custom-built, screen-printed wooden box, and the set will be limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.

The collection will come out on December 13 and only cost $39, which will leave you with enough scratch to pick up a gently-used Walkman from eBay to play the tapes on. Have at it!

UPDATE: We've just learned that, in honor of the original You're Living All Over Me being packaged with the first Sebadoh cassette (Weed Forestin'), one in 10 of these new boxes will also come with a copy of Weed Forestin'! Very cool! And in a very psychic move (unless they saw our Walkman joke earlier... hi!), Joyful Noise is selling Coby cassette players for $20 along with the box sets. Thanks to The Backstage Rider for the tip!

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