Cassette tapes have gotten a bad rap over the years. I don't listen to them as much anymore, but the cool thing is one can buy them on the cheap, they last, and really don't sound all that bad.

The 2.5-by-4-inch compact cassette that overtook vinyl albums and passed by eight-track tapes in the 1970s and '80s is experiencing a bit of a comeback, which some say is being fueled by the growth of indie music popularity.

A growing number of indie bands are turning to the format to get their music out more quickly and inexpensively, according to Rob Mason, the owner of Old Flame Records.

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