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SBI Press makes original cassette tapes that give great creators a free space to explore comedy, music, art, and more --- Funny, strange, sad, beautiful. We make tapes that you never thought possible.

SBI Press is the publishing arm of Starburns Industries. Our motto is funny, strange, sad, and beautiful. We are a young publishing company focused on bringing alternate and interesting content to press, showcasing artists and creators of all kinds. We create unique books, comics and graphic novels and are making the jump into producing high-quality cassette tapes for subscribers.

TAPES:  We are creating unique, memorable cassettes that give our subscribers a tactile experience ranging from comedy, improvised stories, original music, radio plays, one off podcast ideas, and much more.  We are already hard at work on tapes with Dan Harmon, Jeff Davis, Eric Idle, Jack Black, Johnny Pemberton just to name a few.  

SUBSCRIPTION:  Our cassette tapes will be sent to subscribers on a monthly basis. We'll let you know what's coming up in our roster, but the tape you get each month will be a surprise. We try to have the tape delivered around the middle of the month, and the subscription period for any given tape closes around a month before delivery!

Each tape will have an individual look and feel to better represent the content with customized J-Cards, cases, and any additional features we want to include, so we have a lot of freedom in making each tape a one-of-a-kind analog experience. Nothing’s off limits. Our company has committed to giving our creators the tools to do what they have always wanted to do but may have never thought possible.   

SBI Press puts an emphasis on working with artists to create collaborative projects rather than just commissions. Our goal is to be as accommodating as possible to each artist's creative process and concept.  We want to promote a healthy relationship with our creators on the cassettes, and all our other projects.  We have a standard 50/50 split with every creator on the profits of their tape once the production costs are covered to ensure that we are fostering a cooperative experience where artists can feel comfortable and supported in their endeavors. 

Questions / Need Help?: sbipresstapeshelp@gmail.com

We'll be offering three tiers to our subscription:

 $1 - Cassette-less Castoff  

You're interested in us, but don't want to commit to a real relationship. You'll get our standard outreach and announcement posts, and we'll give you one track off each cassette as they are delivered. We promise not to catch feelings, but you can't sleep over and we aren't going to miss the gym to come see you.  

$13 - Cassette Connoisseur  

We are more than friends! In addition to the digital track when we ship a cassette each month and our lovely posts, you'll get a crisp cassette tape in the mail each month from one of our fantastic creators. We guarantee that you'll be satisfied with our auditory offerings; we'll be curating something new and original every month that will surprise and stimulate you. Just don't tell anyone we met online.  

$22 - Cassette Czar  

We want to spend the rest of our lives with you. You've been there since the beginning as our rock, our foundation. We'll send you a customized cassette player so you can listen to our tapes every month --- at home or on the go (radical!). You'll also get access to a digital version of select tapes at no extra cost. In addition, we'll let you see our most intimate parts: behind the scenes content for the creations of the tapes, occasional audio that won't make the tape, and anything else we think you might want to see and hear. Thanks for listening sweetie, goodnight. (Only Available for US Subscribers at this time, sorry!)

$23 - Cassette Czarina

Same as above, minus the cassette player. We lost a lot of the world's remaining cassette player devices in the great vinyl wars of the early 2000's and as such we wanted to present an option that is sensitive to those who feel that tapping into the limited remaining supply of these mighty creatures for personal gain is wrong.

We hope you are as excited about SBI Press Tapes as we are, and we can't wait to get into your home, your hearts, and your ears.  Funny, Strange, Sad Beautiful.  --- SBI Tapes

55 Posts

  • Final D.rip Charge For Dan's Tape / Goodbye

    2019-09-13
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    Well, this is it.  We're using this post to charge for Dan's tape... and then we're done. It's been so great, thanks for everything. We...
  • It's The Final Countdown / Dan's Tape!

    2019-09-10
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    Loyal Compatriots! The end times are upon us! We are about to shake loose this mortal coil, cross the dark veil, and explore the unknown...
  • Welcome Back ! / August Tape Lock In, September Tape Announcement !

    2019-08-23
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    Hey little chickadees, Its been so long since your bright faces have graced our little tape printing cottage. We've missed you. We're...
  • Apri... May Tape Lock In

    2019-05-22
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    Howdy Pard'ners, We've finally gotten all our tapes to the round up for this month, and we're ready to put together our wagon train and...
  • Late April Tapes (May-pril Tapes?) / New Release Scheduling

    2019-05-10
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    Hey Dearies, We know you've been worried about us as we've been quiet the last couple weeks. We've actually been watching you, silently,...
  • March Tape Lock-In!

    2019-03-29
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    Howdy, Just like your first year of High School, it's time for the L O C K - I N!  As a subscriber you'll be getting the wonderful Mega...
  • March Tape Announcement!

    2019-03-26
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    Aloha, Thank you for your patience while we sketched out the finer points of our March tape, Mega Naturals by Sean and Honus! Sip some...
  • Love Month Lock-In Time!

    2019-02-21
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    Are you pruning in the bathtub yet?  Well, keep shriveling! We are locking-in our February tape, Disturbed. Depressed. Inadequate. by...
  • February Tape Announcement!

    2019-02-12
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    It's that special time of year, which means it's time for another month of cassette tapes! And, as always, it's delightful to see all...
  • Locking In January Tape !

    2019-01-28
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    Under the wire and into your hearts! That's where our latest tape, The Body Tight Workout by DJ Douggpound, is headed at this very...
  • January Tape Announcement!

    2019-01-15
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    Welcome to 2019. The Year To Improve. They Year All Our Dreams Come True. What better way to do it than with The Body Tight Workout by...
  • It's Beginning To Look Like Tape Time! (Tape Lock In)

    2018-12-18
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    Merry Holiday Season! We have a little something in our goody bag for all our special boys and girls. This holiday season we are...
  • Red Wave Shipping Update!

    2018-12-06
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    Czars,  Get your reading eyes and your listening ears lubed and tuned, we at SBI PRESS are packaging "The Red Wave" book and tape as...
  • November Tape Lock-In!

    2018-11-19
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    Merry Turkey Day Season And Generic Fall Tidings, We are locking in The Red Wave! You'll be getting a delicious delectable serving of...
  • The Red Wave Books

    2018-11-16
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    Yes!  Our mass market paperback copies of Red Wave have arrived! We are bookmarking (haha get it?) these for our Czar-tier members, so...
  • November Tape Announcement!

    2018-11-08
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    Buongiorno, Welcome to November! Keep your eyeballs on your mailbox, SBI Press has a new DOUBLE tape headed your way. The Jeff B. Davis...
  • New Halloween music video from Dino!

    2018-11-07
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    Hail Satan and good morning,  Hope you can find a moment between shrieking in horror at the placid face staring out at you from the...
  • Shirts Ahoy! Locking In Tapes

    2018-10-22
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    Howdy Ghosts and Ghouls, Our mountain of shirts is complete! We wanted you to see the spooky Starburns shirts that will adorn our Czars...
  • October Tape Details!

    2018-10-18
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    Hey all,  Hope your fall is falling away in a way that makes you happy and excited for the future. If not, we're sorry to hear that. So...
  • GNARly There and October Announcements!

    2018-10-01
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    Hey All, Quick update on the GNAR tapes + tapes. All of the Connoisseur tier tapes are on their way out into the world and towards their...
  • GNAR Tape Announcement and Lock-in!

    2018-09-24
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    GNAR you ready for your next tape? Start up your tape players and get ready for a wonderful co-release between yours truly and the GNAR...
  • Upcoming Releases and a note from our staff.

    2018-08-27
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    Hey everyone!  Thank you for your support. It means so much that you are helping us create these insane tapes. Your August tapes are...
  • NEW month NEW tape!

    2018-08-15
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    Subscribers!  SBI Press proudly presents ACOUSMOSTOMY: A Collection of Field Recordings by Christopher Fleeger.  In the spirit of...
  • Super Special Badass Giveaway

    2018-07-31
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    Hey all, This months tape Cassette Czar's will be receiving a bonus cassette! We've partnered with SBI Audio to bring you this unique...
  • August Tape Announcement

    2018-07-25
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    Salutations and hello! Welcome to the first in a series of groundbreaking cassettes from the Alex Osbourne Institute Of Learning. In our...
  • F.L.O.W. Digital Track!

    2018-07-24
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    Aloha! Here is your digital track for the month, F.L.O.W.ing to you from our hearts to our ears....
  • F.L.O.W. on the GO!

    2018-07-18
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    Hey Premium Wrestlers, Hope you can handle another round! While you're busy training before you hit the stage draw some inspiration from...
  • SBI Tapes Poll #1 !

    2018-07-10
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    Gather round, We want to hear what you think! Not about anything you want. God no. About a few specific topics of our choosing. If you...
  • F.L.O.W. Tape Lock-in

    2018-07-03
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    Hello fellow futuristic wrestlers (and Carl), We are LOCKING IN our July subscription crew with this post so keep an eye on your stoops,...
  • July Tape Announcement!

    2018-06-30
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    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! INTRODUCING, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CASSETTE TAPE, AND IN CRYSTAL CLEAR ANALOGUE AUDIO...
  • Angelyne Opening

    2018-06-21
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    Hello soul surfers and cosmic voyagers, We come to you with our monthly digital track, in this case the opening to Angelyne's Cosmic...
  • Angelyne's Cosmic Gods Have Shipped!

    2018-06-19
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    Hi everyone,   Happy to inform you the empty slot in your vintage wooden cassette holder is now full! Angelyne's Cosmic God tapes have...
  • Angelyne's Cosmic Covers

    2018-06-19
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    Well hello there,  Are you transcending into a reality of bliss and happiness this fine season or just wallowing into your fake leather...
  • Angelyne Tape Update - Delayed

    2018-06-07
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    Howdy and Salutations! Gang, let's talk about what it feels like to look forward to something. Sometimes, the best part of looking...
  • Open Mike Eagle Artist Interview

    2018-05-28
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    Hey Czars, Glad you are all enjoying this day of rest (or of hustling, depending on your schedule). Just swooping in real quick to drop...
  • Angelyne Tape Lock-in!

    2018-05-21
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    Hey friends, If you are reading this it means that we all have truly ARRIVED. You will be receiving the wonderful Cosmic Gods tape from...
  • June Tape Announcement - Angelyne: Cosmic Gods!

    2018-05-17
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    How's everyone doing tonight?! We are great, surfing the zen zone waves off the coast of a peaceful state of mind.  We come to you with...
  • Complimentary Digital Track - IDFSG

    2018-05-16
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      Rob Tanchum's IDFSG ( https://soundcloud.com/robtanchum/idfsg-single-version/s-VzY1G )  Hey hooligans and hooleygals!  If you are...
  • Johnny Pemberton Tapes On Sale!

    2018-05-14
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    Your prayers have been answered! In the Tape God's mighty wisdom it has been decided that a highly limited number of Johnny Pemberton...
  • Open Mike Tapes Are In!

    2018-05-11
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    Hey look! On the table! It's a tape, it's a tape, it's a... tape.  The Dark Dark Purple just arrived! They are as beautiful as we'd...
  • Dark Dark Purple Sketches and Alternates

    2018-05-11
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    What's up? Not much, we're great and thanks for asking! While you all are sitting in your slimy basements and on your penthouse...
  • For Those Of You That Need Help With Batteries

    2018-05-02
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    Friends, We've heard from your classmates that some of you are having issues getting AA batteries into your SBI Press tape players. We...
  • May Tape Announcement / June Tape Sign-Up

    2018-04-17
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     If you are reading this, you've made it to month two of SBI's Tape Of The Month Club. Congratulations. Without further ado, our May tape...
  • Pemberton Digital Track! / Tapes Are On Their Way!

    2018-04-14
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    https://youtu.be/z9Pw7iX2c2c . That's right, as promised here is a hot track off of our upcoming tape! Side A, Track 2 - Drinking...
  • Johnny Pemberton Artist Interview

    2018-04-14
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    https://youtu.be/IpvQ-yuSvE4 . Hey cool cats, just your resident party planner popping in to give you a bit of magic as we dive into...
  • Last Chance To Add Your Addresses For The April Tape!

    2018-04-10
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    Everybody! Quick! Think back to when you signed up for our fantastic tape service! If you signed up during our Founding Period and are...
  • Cassette Czar V.2 Tier Is Live!

    2018-04-07
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    Calling all cars, be on the lookout for the Cassette Czar V.2 tier. All units are in hot pursuit. (Also, if you are going to upgrade from...
  • Crisp new Pemberton's will be shipped out shortly!

    2018-04-05
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    Hi everyone, So happy to announce we're one step closer to getting these babies to you!
  • Social Media Alert / Help Email / Cassette Players

    2018-04-04
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    Keep your rounds of applause to a minimum until tapes hit the doorsteps right around April 15th. We just wanted to make you aware of a...
  • Pemberton Cover Process

    2018-03-27
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    Hello, our most valued (and valuable) subscribers! Hot and fresh for you, and you alone, is a look at the evolution of the cover of our...
  • April Tape Announcement / May Tape Sign Up

    2018-03-19
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    Congratulations for signing up for SBI's Tape Of The Month Club! We are pleased to announce that our first month's tape will...
  • 100 Subs!

    2018-03-15
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    Thank you all so, so much for becoming Founding Members with SBI Press! We are so excited to roll out the first month of content to you...
  • Welcome to SBI Press!

    2018-03-01
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    Thank you for stopping by the SBI Press Drip page. We are excited for you to see all we have on offer and become one of our many, many...
  • Congratulations Founding Members!

    2018-01-23
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    Thank you Founding Members for believing in our cassette tape project and signing up at the beginning of this incredible journey! We are...
  • Let Us Know Your Address So We Can Ship To You

    2018-01-11
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    Hey gang, If you haven't sent us your shipping information or need to change your shipping address, please follow the link below and...