Gold Youth

by French Cassettes

  • Limited Edition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    What?! French Cassettes' Gold Youth on tape?! That's right!

    This batch of tapes is hand-numbered and random colored for an even more rare collectable item! Purchase of this cassette comes with a digital download card which will get you the whole album including the exclusive bonus track Little Shoes (Almost Acoustic) and a limited edition button featuring Sprout the Cat sporting a proud 'FC' on his chest! Cassettes are beautifully wrapped in ribbons of fabric hand-cut from tablecloths once used at Off The Air shows. And, if that wasn't enough, the first 100 copies also come with a limited edition Off The Air Recs button adorned with our sophisticated one dimensional bird!

    *Only 100 copies available for online ordering.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Gold Youth via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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What the press is saying:

"French Cassettes are serious about having a good time. With their jangly pop hooks already addictively repeatable, they’re all the more exciting in their feverish riffs and frantic rhythms." -Noise Pop

"Lead singer Scott Huerta is brimming with charisma and sings (shakes and moves on stage) like he’s exercising the lyrics of his perfect pop songs from the deepest part of his soul. Simply the man can sing his ass off and is a fantastic performer." -The Bay Bridged

". . . French Cassettes offer up deliciously addictive tunes that feel undoubtedly like a perfect California Summer." -Oaktown Indie Mayhem

". . . French Cassettes' debut full-length Gold Youth (self-released), is a sunny, upbeat slice of San Francisco life. It's unadulterated indie pop exuberance, the shiny glee of mischievous youth in a extraordinary city under a thick layer of fog." -San Francisco Bay Guardian

". . . French Cassettes a band so genuine in their sound, so undeniably catchy in such an enjoyable way, it’d be a travesty not to say something about them. 'Us Kids' sounds like the very best parts of 90s pop-rock taken to a new level, trimmed of the obnoxious bits and refined down to a pretty fantastic piece of music." -S1deOneTrackOne

"Infusing the loose vibes of their San Francisco origins with a crisp indie-rock arsenal, French Cassettes sound capable of rising to the concisely popular art-rock spectrum, where artists like Phoenix and Local Natives have eclipsed obscurity." -Obscure Sound


released May 20, 2014

Mackenzie Bunch // Guitar / Vocals / Keys
Thomas Huerta // Bass / Vocals
Scott Huerta // Vocals / Guitar
Ben I. // Drums

Group Vocals and Body Percussion // Rose Droll, Mikaelt, Tay Vick, Leahbee, Travis Vick

*Little Shoes (Almost Acoustic) features Taylor & Travis Vick, Rose Droll, Tyden Binsted, Grayson Converse & Don Parish



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We're a modest, dining room label currently anchored in an apartment just above the 580 in Oakland, CA.

We exist because we're in love with good music, human interaction and creating tangible objects. No great mission here other than to have fun along the way. Come what may.
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