The first way: The Tapeworm’s Bunch of Fives – our fifth birthday, live at Café Oto, 16 September 2014

On the 16th of September, we warmly welcome you to Dalston’s finest, Café Oto, for our fifth birthday concert, ‘The Tapeworm’s Bunch of Fives’. CM von Hausswolff, BJNilsen, Osman Arabi and Autodigest are flying in from far-flung places, especially for you. Andrew Poppy will finger the ivories; our interim minstrel Zerocrop will sing for you a lullaby or two; straight outta Croydon, Messrs Cornish and Julian will début a duet set. Graham Dowdall will now be joining us for 10 minutes of unexpected pleasure. Surprise guests? Possibly, yes! The first fifty through the door will receive a copy of Autodigest’s “Free Tape” – a bait!

Click here for full details… Tickets now on sale – only a fiver in advance:

The second way: Savage Pencil’s ‘Bunch of Fives’ T-shirt

To celebrate The Tapeworm’s fifth anniversary, the one and only Savage Pencil has dreamed up a new white-on-black T-shirt. This is available to pre-order now in the TouchShop, in five sizes.

The third way: the release of two new cassettes…

CM von Hausswolff delivers ‘Dark 80ies’, a select selection of archive reels featuring the likes of Zbigniew Karkowski and Phauss. ‘Spire: Live in Bergen’ was recorded last year in a Norwegian church – Bach, Scelsci and Pärt rubbing up against BJNilsen and the Spire Ensemble. Both out now.

The fourth way: BJNilsen’s ‘Release the DATs’

Benny offers up a fourth way to celebrate our fifth. He’s only gone and done us a digital audio tape, ‘Release the DATs’! DAT + WAV download + hand-drawn numbered original artwork by Savage Pencil. Limited edition of 25 copies only, first available at “The Tapeworm’s Bunch of Fives”.

Audio: one second from each DAT in BJNilsen’s tape archive; 15m54s. Artwork: inlay features a hand-drawn, numbered original cover by SavX – each cover features a unique DAT Bat. Hipster confusion is keenly anticipated…

The fifth way: Two new Bookworm books!

The Bookworm, our very occasional publishing effort, announces two sexy paperbacks from two sexy Stefans. Stefan Goldmann has interviewed Robert Henke, Cory Archangel and more for ‘Presets – Digital Shortcuts to Sound’. Stefan Fähler’s ‘Zahntasia’ draws a psychedelic pic of the inner life of a tooth. A fifth way to celebrate, comrades! Further information on both publications to follow in early September