Watch Tei Shi Share Her Mixtape-Filled Past

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Remember how much fun Show + Tell was back in kindergarten? You’d get to bring in something cool from your home life, share it with all your friends at school, and tell them all about it. Worlds collided! It was the best. It’s how we made all our BFFs. Well, get ready for NYLON’s Show + Tell update, in which we ask our favorite artists to show us something from their lives and tell us all about it, leaving us all feeling like we’re friends for life. Or something like that.

The kids today will never understand the vulnerability it used to take not only to make a playlist for someone, but burn that playlist to a blank CD, write out the tracklist, and then freakin' hand it to the person IRL. Tei Shi kept it old-school back then, though. She recorded herself singing on real-life tapes, like the ones you'd pop into cassette players. "There's one tape I found that's me reading the entirety of the Canadian government," she says. How very.

Tei Shi shares that and more in our latest edition of Show + Tell. The singer-songwriter has come a long way since performing Sailor Moon songs. Her debut album, Crawl Space, is finally out, and it's nothing short of wonderful. Luckily for you, you don't need a cassette player to listen to it.