We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Cheap Cassettes’ music video for their song “Wreckless” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album All Anxious, All The Time, which is scheduled to be released on February 17, 2017 through Rum Bar Records. You can pre-order the album here.
Chaz Matthews comments on the new video:
“This was filmed on a sweltering hot August night at our rehearsal space in Seattle. We each brought a change of outfit and buckets of man sweat, just like a normal rehearsal. We were told to treat the camera like a friend- if that friend was a close talking sociopath with a spitting problem. Despite the heat, we were able to get good and shit faced drunk during the shoot, as we rehearse in the back of a bar, and the bands get happy hour prices. We went through the song about 14 times live, and then Anna (Parkhurst, our video wizard) synced the studio version to the footage later. This is partly because that’s how music videos are made, and partly because each live version we played sucked a lot worse than the last. It was a great time, it was embarrassing, my hair went flat, I’m glad it’s over. Great video though!”
The Cheap Cassettes are a rock ‘n’ roll band from Seattle. Their three chord rumble encompasses elements of punk, power pop, glam, and classic, timeless mid century rock ‘n’ roll music. They sound as if their Daddy was Paul Westerberg, their mommy was Ronnie Spector, and Chuck Berry was the Doctor that delivered the child.
Forming out of the ashes of The Dimestore Haloes, a band that thrived during the mid to late ’90s punk explosion, and were very much disciples of the Clash. After releasing four full length records and multiple singles, as well as sharing stages with the world class elite of underground punk rock, The Dimestore Haloes called it a day in 2003.
Fast forward to the present day, and two former Dimestore Haloes (Chaz and Kevin) have formed a vital new rock ‘n’ roll band. Recording long distance from several different states from 2011-2015, All Anxious All the Time is an album born of a long period of living, writing and recording rock ‘n’ roll. Finally settling in Seattle in 2014, Chaz and Kevin began playing out on the energetic Seattle underground rock and roll scene. Joining the ranks of like minded power pop/punk rock Pacific Northwest bands like The Exploding Hearts, The Briefs, King Louie’s Missing Monuments, Flop, The Lemons, The Riffs, The Cute Lepers, and Best Kissers In The World.
The Cheap Cassettes play high energy, lo-fi garage pop in the tradition of bands like The Replacements, The Buzzcocks and Cheap Trick. Catch them live in the Pacific Northwest or grab yourself a copy of All Anxious, All The Time on Rum Bar Records!
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