But I'm not Andy Audiophile.
As for new tapes, record labels these days are in the collectibles business and if they can sell you a bauble, they will. The last Paul McCartney album came out on cassette!
I like the uncommercial, weirdo music underground that's long embraced cassettes. Releases in editions of 40. I got really into buying those about 10-12 years ago from labels like Night People (no idea if they're still around) and wrote a bunch of RYM reviews about them. I still have a bunch that I haven't written about.