Don't let the toilet fool you: this comic zine is more than it appears. That toilet travels through time and the girl on it is assigned to save the universe. All the while keeping up with her diary. This comic is beautifully-inked and fun throughout.
Jonas' unorthodox letter to his unborn child holds so much in an entirely unassuming package. It's a time capsule that includes reflections on family, youthful ambitions, aging in punk, work, gender identity and fatherhood, and the way things change.
One of those rare personal zines that manages to cover a lot of ground, be casual and insightful, cover heavy territory while staying positive, and just be everything you want from a personal zine without it being a big deal.
Zach (author of Love is Not Constantly) discusses his unusual relationship with food by reviewing a variety of, seemingly, simple and common foods. What comes out is uncommonly hilarious and fascinating.
Unlike anything else running today. This issue is another ridiculously oversized extravaganza. Interviews with Dawn of Humans, Pharmakon, and Nomad. A punk paper that cries over Sinead O'Connor's "Black Boys on Mopeds." You know it's gotta be good.
A selection of articles from out of print issues of Paper Radio, plus new pieces on media and radio culture. Highlight: the history of wrist-watch radios.
In a handful of pages, DJ Frederick manages to include: getting off of drugs and alcohol, the 70s gas crisis, the first time, 4-H, three decades apart from his first born, and working out feelings of abandonment. An interesting journey, for sure.
"Broken-down trailer parks and gritty classrooms provide the background for this story of a girl searching for her voice."
A zine-themed punk band with an all-star zinester line-up. Alex Wrekk, Marc Parker, Giz Medium, Paul Burke, and Steve Larder join forces to make zine anthems like "Up For Trades" and "24 Hour Zine Challenge."
David Thomas Broughton's first effort since 2011's Outbreeding, blends his distinctively rich baritone and folk sensibilities with cut up dance beats and harsh noise loops, making an album completely different from anything that's come before it. A jumble of electronic samples, feedback mishaps and manipulations, mixed with folk songs. A study in seeing what happens.
Catchy, fun punk out of Olympia. With a healthy nod to UK punk of ol', Happy Noose plays a timeless sort of punk and mixes it with some subtle Northwest darkness to create something that's uniquely their own.
Four songs of Oly garage rock insanity. Part of the International Pop Underground series from our friends at K Records.
Four dirty garage rock songs from Olympia's own The Maxines.
The return of our long-running compilation series! Featuring twenty-two previously unreleased songs by under-appreciated artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Cover art by Ariel Birks, covers printed by Eberhardt Press. Comes with digital download code, track listing, and liner notes. Hand-stamped and hand-numbered first edition of 100 copies.
Until next month,
Joshua James & Chask'e