Tale of the tapes

The underground is rewinding to revive the cassette — but why?

Recent tapes by indie bands. Recent tapes by indie bands. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Matt Parish
Globe Correspondent / July 23, 2010

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It’s three weeks into the Boston band Girlfriends’ first-ever US tour, and the trio is stopped in Albuquerque. They’ve spent the first half of the trip the way most do-it-yourselfers do — finding the bright spots in tiny shows they booked through Internet connections, sleeping on beer-stained floors and old mattresses offered up by hospitable locals. They make gas money ... (Full article: 1268 words)

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