I’m unable to place David Thomas Broughton’s most recent work, such are good things. Mood streams passing through circuitry against folk field recordings, UnAbleTo is a collection of 9 interwoven songs. Quite unlike past arrangements, this cassette is an art folk performance, a stochastic piece.
Available from Antiquated Future Records.
A new an improved Books section.
New issue of Last Night at the Casino is here!
The new You Are Plural LP. Here. Now.
New Various photography journal. All based on the Leonard Cohen quote, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”
The Greatest Most Traveling Circus is here! The long-awaited book from Jonas of Cheer the Eff Up. Released on Olympia’s great Sweet Candy Press.
"The Greatest Most Traveling Circus is an anthology of stories about vampires and superheroes, gypsy curses, giant killer robots, psychics, love potions, bar fights over stolen angel wings, imaginary monsters, magical traveling pants and the devil as a red-headed con man. But it’s also a novel about overcoming depression, struggling with suicide, handling loss, and trying to find meaning in a world where the supernatural isn’t the hardest part of life to accept."
A restock of all three issues of DIY or Don’t We? are back in stock! An excellent zine about community out of Olympia, Wa., edited by the one-and-only Nicki Sabalu.
A new and improved Paper Goods section. More postcards, greeting cards, notepads, and journals, all neatly organized.
Dirty- Tomas Moniz is an expert at being hilarious, tragic, sexy, and profound in a single bound, a single sentence. ($3)
Nuts! #13- Nuts! is the kind of thing that can come with giant newsprint masks and it’s no big thing. Within: giant newsprint masks, and much much more ($4)
Back in Stock: The biggest news is that all the zines (and postcards) of Rachel Lee-Carman are back in after a long absence. As well as every issue of Shotgun Seamstress, Alicia LeDuc’s Bravery on a Bus Tanzania travelogue, our in-house made gardening zine Growing Things, and Jonas’ excellent Cheer the Eff Up #5.
Bear Greeting Card- A very handsome bear. From Portland children’s book illustrator, Kate Berube. ($4)
Blanket Fort Postcard- Blanket fort builders unite. By Rachel Lee-Carman. ($1)
Happy Birthday Greeting Card- Floating away on a balloon (what everyone hopes for on their birthday). From Portland children’s book illustrator, Kate Berube. ($4)
Love Stinks Greeting Card- The anti-valentine, perfect for any time of year. From Portland children’s book illustrator, Kate Berube. ($4)
Max Ernst Train Wreck Notepad- Everything falling into the sea. From Max Ernst’s 1941 book, A Week of Kindness or The Seven Deadly Elements Novel. ($5)
Mix Well Postcard- Mix well (always). By Rachel Lee-Carman. ($1)
Perfect Love Postcard- Perfect Love Comes Softly If At All. Words by Moby, art by our own Rachel Lee-Carman. ($1)
You’re a Fox Greeting Card- Being very forward. From Portland children’s book illustrator, Kate Berube. ($4)
Incandescent, Issue Five- The best issue of the Incandescent photography journal yet. Lonely, beautiful, and eerie (almost alien) scenes from around the globe. With a great foreword from Paul Cavanagh (of Big Big Wednesday).($14)
Incandescent, Issue Four- Under the theme of “Home and Away,” Incandescent puts together 25 photographers documenting their travels and their homes. ($14)
Back in Stock: Craven Rock’s Nights and Days in a Dark Carnival: Time Spent With Juggalos (sure to be one of this year’s bestsellers!) and Taryn Hipp’s Heavy Hangs the Head (one of last year’s bestsellers).
*Things to listen to: a live album from the mesmerizing Sister Grotto (who we’ll be releasing an album of later this year on Antiquated Future Records), a new album from Norman, OK psych-folk friends Luna Moth, some drone and minimalist techno from Portland’s Neglect, a remix album from Biosexual, a couple Keybored Country albums from Olympia’s Skrill Meadow, the not brand new but worthy of mention Gone Banana Mega Bog album, an NPR Tiny Desk video with Diane Cluck, and the excellent Bonnie and Maude movie podcast with Kseniya Yarosh from I Love Bad Movies.
*Zinester and all-around-great organizer Marya Erinn Jones is fundraising to bring her Pamphleteer Project overseas and spread POC and gender-inclusive zines to zine collections around the world.
*Sarah Adams, owner of Olympia’s own Psychic Sister store, wrote a great letter to The Olympian about the new People’s House project.
*And Brooklyn Zine Fest is on April 26th & 27th and will surely be a blast.
Until next month,
Joshua James & Chask’e
It’s the one year anniversary of our Fan Club! To celebrate, we’re offering discounted subscriptions for the month of April. It’s been a good year and excited for it to get bigger and better in its second year.