This is a busy month for events hear in the Pacific Northwest! So, to start:
*Our Olympia electro-pop-all-star-friends, xOhNo
, have put out their first album. Which is available on their Bandcamp
*Our "post boy band" friends IBQT
have a pretty great live video
from their recent performance at Ravin' for Rights, filmed by Brian Echon and Nate Midgley.
*The premiere of Valencia
, a series of short films (one of them by the amazing Jerry Lee!) based on Michelle Tea's book, is coming to San Francisco on June 21st and hopefully the rest of the world soon.
*In other vinyl news, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry says last year was the biggest year for vinyl sales in 15 years
! Which is awesome. In honor of this (not really, but by chance), we've been building up and restocking our selection of LPs
over the last month.
*The LA Zine Fest
has just started a Zine Recommendations
feature, where zine makers and distros give their latest favorites. In the next week or two we'll be contributing to it, which will be fun.
*And finally, we're putting in our vote for Mend My Dress
as the best distro of late! They're an amazing press
, of course, but have built up an equally amazing selection in their distro. Definitely check it out.
Until next month,
Joshua James & Chask'e
Ms. Valerie Park Distro