NewCorespondents- Ur (CD) ($10)
- the perfect album for a good many situations- dinner parties, acid trips, movie sequences, road trips, and the like.
Inoculation (Chapbook) ($10)
- Sarah Tavis' awesome new chapbook of experimental fiction. With musical accompaniment by Letters.
Loose Lips Sink Ships (Zine) ($2)
- the recording of every kiss ever given.
Manners- Look Into Look Unto (7")
($6)- six songs of beautiful, dark, minimalist, indie-folk-esque gems.
Nadar (Zine) ($1)
- a beautifully-made, short zine about being a swimming coach.Rad Dad #17 (Zine) ($3)
- In this issue, the anarchy issue, Olympia's own Sky Cosby interviews former Weather Underground-er Bill Ayers!
Shortandqueer #8 (Zine) ($2)
- a pretty important story that can speak to people at all levels of understanding/dealing/allying with trans issues.
Shortandqueer #10 (Zine) ($2)
- "The Reawakening of my Baseball Fandom" is awesome and made me look at sports through many different lenses.
Southern Skies- Doe Bay Sessions (CD) ($10)
- broken down 4-track gems from Olympia's two best travel song writers.
VA- Summer Soul Vol 3 (Tape) ($3)
- an hour of northern soul gems.
Ilse Content #7 (Zine) ($3)
- amusing, engaging family portraits, beautifully illustrated.Night Terror (Zine) ($3)
- a look at night terrors from a personal, psychological, and historical perspective.
*Corespondents- Demon Mustache
*Jan Bradley- Please Mr DJ
(off Summer Soul Vol 3
*Poppet- Bird's the Word
- our dear Poppet put out her first official release...and it's free!News
*This month brought a lot of new websites from our friends: everybody's favorite zine, Funwater Awesome
now has a blog counterpart where you can indulge in more of Mr
Mandeville's great writing; newly-born/long-time-coming Portland
electronic label Dropping Gems
opened their internet doors in the last month; and Southern Skies
has made it so you can bypass myspace for at least one band.
*Our dear local zine librarian, Kelsey Smith, gave us a little write-up in the Library Journal
's article on zine distros. She's the best.
*In more Funwater news, Funwater Awesome #2
(my personal favorite, though they're all great) got picked up by Microcosm
! Congrats to our dear Mr Zach Mandeville on that one.
Until next month, JJ.
Ms Valerie Park Distro
Newsletter for March