The Plague & Beekeeping

by Cassette Fighter

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the debut EP from long-distance synthpop duo Cassette Fighter, released through our own "label" Spectrogram Records (SPECS01).

Watch our debut music video on YouTube!

Reviewed in Kittysneezes:

"I’ve been really digging The Plague & Beekeeping, the debut EP from Cassette Fighter. I’m a sucker for synth-based music anyway, so I’m kind of predisposed to like this. There’s a little bit of a Kumquat vibe here on the opening track, “The Big Hate” with its use of sampling to create a vocal track for a wonderfully dreamy track. “Motorik” features the famous beat that gives the song its name...“A Lonely Walk In The Woods” is a lovely pop song with a sketch of a lyric that complements the sound of the track nicely, adding a nice dose of the sinister — an always useful ingredient."
— Matt Keeley


released February 14, 2014

songwriting, programming, lyrics, vocals, and design by Nicky Flowers and Apollo

photography by Quinn Collard



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Cassette Fighter Northampton, Massachusetts

Cassette Fighter is Nicky Flowers and Apollo, a queer synthpop duo from Northampton, MA. They write songs about space, colors, and feelings.

They are signed to Collected Recordings and are a member of the GTB collective.

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Track Name: A Lonely Walk in the Woods
It's fuzzy now, but I remember a long time ago
I went for a walk in the woods.
In the thin veil of the fog
I saw the silhouette of something that frightened me.
I don't know what it was and I sure as hell don't know who I am.
Track Name: Too Good To Be False
It's important to remember
That other people are just holes
Holes you fill with your ideals and insecurities
And thoughts and feelings and deepest secrets
The things you find in them were yours to begin with

Don't drown yourself in a swimming pool
Because someone once told you that's the only way
You'll learn how to swim

Before you drown
You'll need to learn how to float