New for February
ZinesFix Your Clothes- An amazingly accessible guide to helping you fix your clothes! Basic stitches, seams, buttons, zippers, and beyond. ($1)Last Night at the Casino #5- Late night workers, a nose on the floor, random harmonicas, broken bones, Vegas, small world after all, European casinos, and more. ($2)Last Night at the Casino #6- While reading J.D. Salinger’s A Catcher in the Rye at work, Billy starts to notice his inner monologue becoming the voice of Holden Caulfield. ($2)Social Studies #3: Appendix Out- A short nonfiction story of a childhood hobo friend, appendicitis, an alcoholic doctor, an angry Christian father, and a short stint as a hospital radio DJ. ($1.50)Turntable Operator #6- Cassette culture, under-heard artists, lo-fi, unholy racket, and more. ($3)Books
Invoking Nonna by Sage Adderley- The first young adult book in our catalog! When a free-spirited teenage girl in rural Georgia learns she’s a witch, it leads her on a path to figuring out her family lineage. ($11)Nights and Days in a Dark Carnival by Craven Rock- The long-awaited book from our dear friend Craven Rock. The first book to deeply examine the world of The Juggalos—the clown-painted subculture that has over the past 20 years has swept across North America and grown large enough to be designated a gang by the FBI. ($11.99)Papercut Annual 2013- A great year-end anthology from New York-based publishing company Papercut Press. An eclectic mix of short fiction, visual art, poetry, and hybrid genre work. ($17)Summertime: A Graphic Novel in Four Parts by Gina Sialiano- Unrelenting and tragically beautiful, Summertime is a must-read graphic novel. ($15)
ALSO: the Truckface Anthologies are now up for pre-order! Plus we got restocked on almost the entire Mend My Dress Press catalog, the best poetry book ever, the vintage computer-focused Complete Historically Brewed, and the best-selling how-to guide Make Your Place. AND there’s a new printing of the Miami, You’ve Got Style Golden Girls book! See what I mean? Good book month.MagazinesShe Shreds #4- Another AMAZING issue of She Shreds, the world’s one-and-only magazine dedicated to women guitarists and bassists. Interviews with Kim Gordon, Toody Cole, and so many more. ($7)Torrent #1- A brand new magazine chronicling the highs and lows of the current folk music revival. Taking its inspiration from Broadside, the popular folk magazine of the ’60s, it combines interviews, features, and reviews with artists at all levels of popularity. ($5)Literary Journals & ChapbooksMonarch, No. 3- A new issue of this great Seattle-based literary and art journal. A nice mix of poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and beautiful full-color visual art. ($10)What’s Being Sent by Casey Fuller- For one year, Casey Fuller sent a daily postcard to his local paper’s Letter to the Editor section with news from the street, the sky, the workplace. Small moments told through poems, notes, letters, and photographs. ($5)MusicChung Antique- Sweater Weather- The long-awaited new album from Seattle instrumental post punk band, Chung Antique! (LP + CD) ($15)News*This Saturday we’ll be helping host the Portland Zine Symposium’s AmaZine Night—a Valentine’s Day-themed benefit event which we’re SO excited for.*Then the following weekend we’ll be in L.A. for the L.A. Zine Fest!*We’re pleasantly surprised that the new noise folk album from Tucker Theodore is quickly becoming our most critically acclaimed release! It made Guestroom Records’ best of 2013, got reviewed on Das Klienicum and Half-Gifts, and got posted on Pile Records’ blog, Start Track, and Altpeek.*In other news from our tape label: David Thomas Broughton’s UnAbleTo got reviewed on the popular U.K. site Song, by Toad and the video for the "Problems" single was posted on NME! Plus it made PBS’s best of 2013 list (different PBS, but still).*Basic Paper Airplane #6 was the Independent Publishing Resource Center’s Zine of the Month in December.*Both Rad Dad and Hip Mama relaunched this past month and they’re touring all over the place! We’re happy to be helping out with both their Portland and Olympia stops.*Many of you will be excited to hear that conceptual artist Lenae Day will be releasing a new issue of her amazing magazine series soon. And if you’re in L.A., she’ll be discussing it in a couple months at the ever-awesome Skylight Books. She’s also been very busy with art shows, so big congrats to her.*The Phoenix all ages space, The Trunk Space, is fundraising! Very deserving, hard-working, folks that bring community to a place that really needs it.*The incredible Pregnant (yes, I did just say “the incredible pregnant”) will be bringing their wall of sound musical landscapes to the UK for a multi-media art project and are Kickstarting it! Some really awesome and weird prizes for donating (like “a personalized message from a stranger in the UK”).*And this Sunday we’ll be out for Martha Grover (Somnambulist) and A.M. O’Malley’s art opening Do You Still Love Me? here in Portland. With readings from the Thank You Writers. Should be a really fun night.