Published May 27, 2015There's just over one week until Vancouver music fanatics can lose themselves in the annual Music Waste festival. Before it kicks off, however, organizers have sweetened the deal with news of a limited-edition cassette compilation.
The tape will be available at all Music Waste shows and will feature tracks from artists playing this year's festival. While a tracklisting has not yet been specified, this year's lineup includes appearances from NEEDS, B-Lines, Peace, Skinny Kids, monashee, Taxa, Lesser Pissers, Inherit Vices, Shawn Mrazek Lives!, Woolworm, JP Carter, Energy Slime, Supermoon, Cave Girl, Mi'iens, Flowers & Fire, Magneticring, Sprïng and many more.
The compilation's album art was designed by local artist Aaron Read, and the tape will only cost fans $5.
"Putting together a cassette is something we've talked about for a few years, and we're excited we were able to make it happen this year," organizer Mark Richardson said of the release. "To celebrate local talent in a physical format is a cool way for people to remember all the different bands they saw during the festival."
In addition, Music Waste has issued a video trailer for this year's festival. Directed by Jordan Minkoff, it was inspired by Terrence Malick's Tree of Life. Watch it below.
Music Waste hits Vancouver's venues from June 4 to 7. Festival passes are available at local retailers for a mere $15, while individual shows will cost $5 at the door.