Februrary is pretty epic. This month bring a slew of newness, especially as far as zines are concerned. With subjects ranging from radical parenting to the non-traditional use of classical instruments, I'm always happy to carry more zines that don't have the usual themes. As much as I love a good perzine about riding a bike to get donuts with one's friends, I like ones about revolutionary locksmiths and lifelong non-religious virginity much better. We restocked a ton of stuff, too, and there's some downloads and news, so plenty to keep you busy.
Angry Violist #1 (Zine) ($1.50)
- from Transylvanian viola music to how to use a bow to play some tunes, or make some noise.
Criminal: Writings of Isabelle Eberhardt (Zine) ($4)
- a collection of writings by Isabelle Eberhardt.
Free to Choose: A Guide to Reproductive Freedom (Zine) ($2)
- an introduction to the history of underground abortion.
Hair (Zine) ($3)
- interviews with Tobi Vail, Danny Sasaki, and Joaquin de la Puente on the fashion, lifestyle, and political side of hair.
Kickball- Everything is a Miracle Nothing is (10") ($12)
- quite simply: one of the best albums to come out of Olympia. Ever.
Lightbulb Head Graph Paper Notebook (Blank Book) ($4)
- a hand-printed little book for when inspiration strikes.
Nifty Jiggler (Comic Zine) ($5)
- a graphic novel-esque zine about a revolutionary locksmith.Overcome by the Power of Love- ST (CD) ($7)
- seven awesomely subtle little songs for cello, saw, and guitar.
Peaches & Bats 5 (Literary Zine) ($5)
- Sam Lohmann's ongoing project brings us another 64 pages of poetry and experimental prose.Rad Dad #13 (Zine) ($3)
- police violence, travel, trans parenting, hearts, and more.
Rad Dad #15 (Zine) ($3)
- not just for parents.
Rad Dad #16 (Zine) ($3)
- cell phones, switching roles, recommended reading, Russian-American communists and the McCarthy-era.
Reassess Your Weapons #10 (Zine) ($5)
- an 80-page zine from the UK feminist/queer collective, Manifesta
Resume of Charm #7 (Zine) ($1)
- the adventures, passengers, and places along a southbound Greyhound trip.
These Here Are Crazy Times #1 (Zine) ($2)
- moving back home to Reno.These Here Are Crazy Times #2 (Zine) ($2)
- writing from an awesome grandma.
Tiger Pad (Blank Book) ($3)
- total deal. 3.5" X 5" spiralbound, hand-printed book.
Virgin #1 (Zine) ($1)
- "Basically, I'm not getting any and never have had any. This doesn't really bother me, but it bothers the rest of the world and that reaction DOES bother me."
Basic Paper Airplane #2 (Zine) ($2)
DIY Guide to Drums
(Handmade Book/CD) ($15)
DJ Dogwater- Amy Winehouse Memorial Mixtape
(Tape) ($5)Evn- In Cognito
Funwater Awesome #2
(Zine) ($3)Funwater Awesome #3
Funwater Awesome #4
(Zine) ($3)Grab Bag
(Grab bag) ($10)- suddenly have a ton of random cd's and zines around...want to check some stuff out?
Ilse Content Vol 5
(Zine) ($3)Ilse Content Vol 8
Jesus Christ Superzine #1
(Zine) ($3)- revised second edition!
Letters & If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It- Scattered Areas
(CD) ($5)Polka Dot Dot Dot- Syzygy
Shenandoah Davis- We; Camera
(CD) ($10)Twig Palace- ST
VA- Well I Don't See Why Not
(CD) ($3)Yes Please- For Now For Then For Them
*Lo-Fidelity Living 5
- a compilation from Worker Bee Records. With Olympia's own If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It! Plus Jad Fair and way more.
*Jordan O Jordan/Letters/Christopher Francis- Live on KAOS
(off Everything is a Miracle Nothing is a Miracle
*Shenandoah Davis- We; Camera
(from the album
of the same name. a total jam, just restocked)
(another jam from another restock, the awesome burst that is In Cognito
*There's also a couple new, free, albums from Wisdom Tooth
. What a deal.
*We just started an Etsy page for both the distro
and the arts collective we're a part of, Use Your Words
*Ilse Content #8
got an awesome review on Razorcake
*Both the Letters & If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix album
and the new Foxdye album
got glowing reviews on Foxy Dogitalis this month! Check it: Letters/If It Ain't review
, Foxdye review
*Gkfoes Vjgoaf's Magic Days
got a nice review on Decible Tolls
*And, finally, we're pleased to announce that some of our zines got picked up by other (bigger, more on their game) distros. Eaves of Ass #7
got picked up by Microcosm
and Basic Paper Airplane #3
got picked up by Microcosm
, Sweet Candy
, and the pretty brand new Things You Say
Until next month, JJ/MVP
-- Ms Valerie Park DistroNewsletter for January