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|Matthew MB self-titled cassette release|
"Tapes move; they are real," says Always Human Tapes label artist Ian Lehman. "When I bought my first car, I had a high-end tape deck installed. I made mix tapes for the car all the time instead of always shuffling through CD's looking to hear a couple of songs." Indeed, it's hard to deny the nostalgic value and cultural relevance of the mix tape.
Still in its infancy, the Minneapolis-based Always Human Tapes label will be hosting its first label showcase at First Avenue this Thursday. Its creator Ryan Wurst is thrilled for the opportunity to bring the label's artistry to life in the form of live analog electronic performances accompanied by visual and video elements. "I feel so lucky that these people have put their trust in me," he says.More »