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A Very Special OTD X-Mas: Cassette






First Cassette announced their break-up only for fronthottie and drama mamma Nate to bitch about gettin' too much love from the press two months later when they decide to reunite.

From a Cassette MySpace bulletin:

"Well, it was supposed to be an unadvertised chance for Michael and I to "put our feet back in the water" after taking two months off. SADLY, although michael swears he did not send out any press release, we got our picture in the Dig, we got the Phoenix pick of the week for tuesday, and, worst of all, a big spread on the cover of the Sidekick section of the Boston Globe.

We are doomed. We are married to this damn group no matter how we try to avoid it, or how much we argue. WELL, we love Cassette, and the people have spoken. Look for our triumphant true return in January/February, 2005."
Consider our X-Mas wishes fulfilled. [Let's not spoil it by pointing out it was the week before Christmas and nothing else was going on -- OTD] Tuesday night at Michael PTVN's Electrosocial Xmas party at ZuZu, Nate Browningham warmed up the crowd with his seamless 70's/80's synthpop lounge act/cheer demo (your time will be well spent sampling the tracks on Browningham's myspace audio player). Cassette cut him off mid-cheer to perform holiday tunes (off their Xmas 2005 EP, which they recorded that day, then burned copies to sell that night) and a few original Cassette favorites. [OTD cutting in here again: this X-mas EP is sooooo good: sad-baritone emoting on some Stephin Merritt/Calvin Johnson gay-cowboy shit plus dry, ersatz-audio synthpunk accompaniment equals a version of "do you hear what i hear" that walks like an egyptian, not to mention a bubble-pop electro version of "feliz navidad" that Momus asked Santa for in 1999.] You can download most of it, including "Do You Hear What I Hear," at the Cassette MySpace page. But here's one you won't find there:

LISTEN: Cassette, "Little Drummer Boy" (mp3)
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