BOX ELDERS: Alice and Friends: Cassette

I am not a fan of the recent cassette tape craze that’s sweeping the nation. My girlfriend and I have three cassette players between us and not a single one of them works. In fact, I don’t know anyone who owns a functioning cassette player. It was worth it to track one down, though, because the Box Elders are thee shit and write indelibly catchy tunes. The problem I have with this type of release is that the album is readily available on LP, CD, and MP3. Are there really that many folks out there who listen to music exclusively in the cassette format? No way. I’m not convinced that tapes like this will survive in the music delivery landscape other than as annoying novelties. Still, if your heart is set on purchasing a cassette to stuff into your hopelessly outdated Walkman, this is the one to buy because the Box Elders rule.

 –benke (Burger)