May's Distro Update

New Zines

How to Talk to Your Cat About Abstinence- You've talked to your cat about gun safety and evolution, but you still haven't the talk. Birds and bees aren't just flying creatures your cat chases, your cat need to know the dangers of premarital sex. Learn scenarios you can practice with your cat, prayers you can have with your furry friends, and dating websites you can recommend to them. ($2)

Nuts! Back Issues- Back issue packs of everybody's favorite punk paper. These eight in-print issues cover "the Olympia years," before relocating to Brooklyn. We only have a few of these in stock! ($15)

Paper Radio #15- The 15th (and potentially last!) issue of this decade-long running zine about radio culture. ($3)

Shotgun Seamstress #8- An incredible issue of Shotgun Seamstress that covers so much ground. Afrofuturism, Nigeria's Boy George, Italian horror, Chicago POC punk, the cosmos, and beyond. ($5.50)

Somnambulist #25- For this issue, Martha takes us into the disturbing world of insurance claims and private investigation. A fascinating story of a summer job gone wrong that reads like a novel. ($3)

New Music

The Bundles- Self-Titled- Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis, Jack Lewis, Anders Griffen, and Karl Blau combine to make sweet tragi-comic folk-pop. A hidden jewel of a supergroup. (CD) ($8)

Kate Ferencz- Dying Alone- Kate Ferencz makes jaw-dropping, bizzare pop that's unlike anything else. Come the end of the year, Dying Alone should be on the top of every best of 2015 list. ($7)

New Miscellany

Cassette Tape Button- Cassette tape love. Expressed in one-inch button (pin/badge) form. ($1)

New Chapbooks & Literary Journals

Resist #48: Minneapolis From The Saddle- A mini-book of winter bike stories from bitter cold Minneapolis. ($6)

Selfish, Issue One- Dump your boyfriend, ditch the fluff, marry who you want, and don't apologize for the things your body does. Essays, poetry, and photography—all female-created—that take on a wide variety of uncomfortable experiences with depth and humor. ($15)

Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture by Judith Arcana- Following the historic event of Jane Collective (Chicago's pre-Roe v Wade underground abortion service) getting busted by the cops, Judith Arcana draws from her real-life experience to sculpt a piece of fiction that explores memory, perspective, and personal politics through sure-footed, lively prose. ($8)

We'll Never Have Paris #12- In this issue of the zine of all things never meant to be: True stories about leaving NYC. Six writers tell the tales of what made them pack their bags. ($5)


*This Thursday, Osa Atoe (of Shotgun Seamstress) is helping put on a one day zine show in New Orleans.

*Out of print issues of Shotgun Seamstress are now available (in digital form) for free.

*The Bonnie and Maude podcast (co-hosted by Kseniya Yarosh of the I Love Bad Movies zine series) was featured in KG Magazine's Five Great Podcasts Featuring Brilliant Women.

*The first annual Beirut International Zine Festival is happening June 18th, and is currently accepting zine submissions from those that can't make the journey.

*Adam Oelsner (formerly of the band Kickball) has started a new company called Magic Drop that connects indie film makers with indie musicians. He's already worked on the Missing People documentary, and we're very excited to see some of our favorite musicians being a part of Magic Drop. (Evan Hashi, Stephen Steinbrink, Ashley Eriksson, and Corespondents, just to name a few.)

*Corespondents were interviewed on MYNorthwest about their new tape on Antiquated Future Records (among other things).

*Ambit Audio recently posted some live recordings of unreleased/never-to-be-officially-released songs from Poppet. Which reminded us that we never posted her video for the NPR Tiny Desk Concert contest.

*Shoegaze post-punk dream-pop witches Silver Shadows are uniting/reuniting to play a big Burger Records release party at the beginning of July. We have the last of their limited edition cassette tape, so get them before everyone learns the secret of the greatness.

*The good folks at Portland's Little Axe Records just moved to a new location.

*Eleanor Murray's new Cavegreen music project got written up on CMJ this month.

*Ross Cowman (head of Olympia's Bicycle Records) is Kickstarting his new collaborative storytelling game.

*Our pal Karl Blau is Kickstarting his new album of classic country songs.

*Olympia's Sharkpact were interviewed in Maximum RocknRoll.

*The new Olympia Pop Rocks podcast has been covering a lot of great Olympia artists and activists. Including Joe Capoccia, Kevin Rainsberry of RVIVR, storyteller Elizabeth Lord, Spoonboy, and Meg Martin of Dogjaw.

*And we're getting very excited for the Portland Zine Symposium (which is sneaking up on us!). July 18th & 19th at the Ambridge Events Center here in Portland, Oregon, with many events happening in the coming months. Spread the word.

April Distro Update

New Zines

Fixer Eraser, Vol. 1- Jonas (Cheer the Eff Up) brings us robot prayers, letters, road stories, punk shows, video store stories, A Zinester's Guide to Stupidity, and much more. All the while trying to figure out how to make sense of all the heartbreak and oppression in the world. ($3)
Lvov Zine '15- Teacher comics, indie rock memories, photos from the Sturtevant retrospective, school desk art, and more. From Jack Lewis. ($3)

Back in Stock: A Handy Guide to Home Protection by Moe Bowstern

New Music

Ashley Eriksson- Colours- The solo music of Ashley Eriksson from LAKE (and a voice you might know from the Adventure Time end credits). Undeniably sweet indie pop songs influenced by songwriters like Harry Nilsson, Roger Miller, and Van Dyke Parks. Beautiful second printing! (Cassette Tape)
Divers- Hello Hello- Like The Boss? Like anthemic punk? Let us introduce you to Portland's own Divers. (LP) ($12)
Gossimer- Across That White Plain- Sparse folk songs mingle with chilling electronic ambience. Hauntingly gorgeous. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($6)
Jack Lewis & The Cutoffs- Power-pop story songs from Portland, OR-based singer-songwriter Jack Lewis. Timid graffiti artists, Neil Young, and the Oxford English Dictionary all make appearances in these 11 tales. (CD) ($8)
Lê Almeida- Paraleloplasmos- Fantastic fuzzy pop tunes Brazilian indie rock band Lê Almeida. (Cassette + Digital Download)
RVIVR- Bicker and Breathe EP- Five new ones from the unstoppable force that is RVIVR. (LP) ($12)
Sharkpact- Run- Super catchy, in your face, synth punk from Olympia's Sharkpact. Now on vinyl! (LP) ($12)
Squilll- Daughters of the Earth- The solo music of Lily from the band Parasol. Combining Mount Eerie-esque drone, the folky dreaminess of early Mazzy Star, and the punk sensibilities of Mecca Normal into one amazing album. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($6)

Back in Stock: Sharkpact's Ditches LP

New Paper Goods

Do the Things That Scare You Greeting Card- Designed and printed by Shreya Shah in Oakland, California. ($4)
Ginkgo Leaf Greeting Card- Thinking of you (with the help of ginkgo). Facts about ginkgo's medicinal uses on the back of the card. ($4)
Grow Toward the Light Greeting Card- Chinese lanterns and the power of rhizome root systems. ($4)
Isak Dinesen Greeting Card- "The cure for anything is saltwater--sweat, tears, or the sea." - Isak Dinesen. ($4)


Zinester Trading Cards- Each pack is randomly assorted with nine full-color cards and a sticker of another card. Front of the card shows the person or place, back of the card gives the stats. ($3/pack)

Back in Stock: Drummer Cat Koozies (in preparation for summer) and all the stickers of Deth P. Sun.


-In Antiquated Future Records news: Corespondents have a new video and their new album got reviewed on Cassette Gods.If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It also got a great review on Cassette Gods. And all our tapes are being distro'd by our good buds at K Records.
-This weekend (April 25th & 26th) is the Brooklyn Zine Fest.
-Cecilia C. Perez's Ofrenda Zine Anthology got reviewed through Bitch Media.
-Nick Jaina's Get it While You Can memoir got reviewed in Oregon Humanities magazine and the L.A. Review of Books.
-Gossimer's new album got reviewed on Tiny Mix Tapes.
-Our Seattle pals Mommy Long Legs got written up for KEXP's Song-of-the-Day podcast.
-Olympia folk singer Eleanor Murray is part of a new electronic project called called Cavegreen, which just released their first album and got a nice review on Secretly Important.
-And the dear folks at 1984 Printing are raising money to get back on their feet after a fire spread to their warehouse and burned many thousands of dollars of projects. If you're able to lend a hand, you can contribute at GoFundMe.

March Distro Update

New Zines

Photos full of mystery and magic.
In the second issue of Chronically Yours (a zine about living with chronic illness), Ariane focuses on the healthcare system. Stories about crossing lines, chronic discrimination, coping mechanisms, and having a team.
An introduction to better understanding rape culture, masculinity and male identity, the porn industry, and consent. A well-written and accessible guide.
Moments of loneliness and tenderness from around the world abound in the latest issue of the Portland-based photography journal/zine/art book Incandescent.
People Make Plans offers tours through mental health clinic waiting rooms, stages of grief, and well-meaning Teach for America programs.
Resist #47 ($4)
Part how to zine and part personal zine, Resist #47 is a text-heavy journey through garden projects, bike projects, life reflections, butchering, instrument making, and much more. Plus: Each zine comes with a packet of seeds!
From playful to heartbreaking, practical to sexy, the micro moments in the second volume of Today Was Unlike Any Other Day are consistently surprising. They catch you off guard and leave you wanting more.

Back in Stock!: A few issues of Ilse Content, the DIY or Don't We? zines series, the zines of Ponyboy Press, the graphic novel zines of Annie Murphy, the excellent and underrated Syndicate Product zines, every in-print issue of Basic Paper Airplane, a couple issues of Let it Sink, the two newest issues of 8-Track Mind, the I Mirage, My Mirage body image zine, the first issue of Today Was Unlike Any Other Day, and The Complete Speculative Red Hot Chili Peppers Fan Fiction.

New Books

The new memoir from Portland writer and musician Nick Jaina. Released on the ever-awesome Perfect Day Publishing.
This book is an extensive update to the bestselling zine Mental Wellness For Everyone! "The Happiest Choice is a comprehensive and yet straight-to-the-point overview of techniques for coping with inclusive guide that includes information pertinent to anyone from mothers and introverts to activists and marginalized groups of people."
This "Solidarity + Sound Advice For Writers and Artists" handbook is a playful book of great depth. The book version of a mixtape.

New Music

Corespondents- lolcats (Cassette + Digital Download) ($7)
Somewhere between film soundtrack, ceremonial folk dance, and psychedelic reverie exists Corespondents.

Back in Stock!: The excellent documentary Don't Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl. And the very last copies of both the Silver Shadows EP and Upside Drown's Mood Music, our all-time bestselling Antiquated Future Records release.

New Paper Goods

"You're Doing a Good Job at Life Right Now." A letterpressed postcard from Hope Amico.
A few birds, hanging out.

Back in Stock!: The Best Game Ever (the card game about zines).


*The Olympia Zine Fest is fundraising! Donate, get a table, or a shirt, or a tarot reading, all on Kickstarter.
*The UK music blog Song, By Toad has been giving some air time to Antiquated Future Records releases. Songs from both Corespondents and If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It are on their latest podcast. And we also just noticed that they put David Thomas Broughton's UnAbleTo album on their best albums of 2014 list.
*In other Antiquated Future Records news: KDHX had Corespondents "Winner of My Disco Tent" as their Song-of-the-Day recently, the Lung Cycles blog named Tucker Theodore's Kill and Dress album as the #2 best album of 2014, and the German blog Nicorola posted about Well, I Don't See Why Not Vol. 3 going up for free download/name your price on Bandcamp and an absolutely crazy amount of people downloaded it within a couple days.
*Portland's own Golden Hour has a fantastic new album of garage pop, post-punky bliss out.
*The long-running literary zine We'll Never Have Paris is fundraising for their next issue.
*And Katherine Paul (Genders, Black Belt Eagle Scout) did a mixtape for She Shreds magazine and included our ever-incredible buddy Eleanor Murray on it.

Until next month,

Joshua James & Antiquated Future


New Year Distro Update

New Zines

The Complete Speculative Red Hot Chili Peppers Fan Fiction- Believe it. An amazingly weird collection of short stories based on lives and careers of past and present members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Within: "Red Hot Chili Parents," "Rick Rubin's Mansion," and "Retired Hot Chili Peppers." ($5)
Crosses of Power- Wordless comics from Pam Cameron-Snyder. Connecting across telephone lines, tied strings, balls of yarn, through constellations, keys, and pictures taped to the wall. ($4)
Mend My Dress #10- Four letters, written over the course of a year and a half, combine to form Mend My Dress #10. Losing an identity of place, working through mental health issues, making home, eating well, staying alive. ($2)
That Was Zen, This is Sudoku- Zen quotes and thirty games of Sudoku. Playing games, mindfully. ($2.50)
What Matters- Seven long-time zinesters talk about what matters (and wasn't doesn't matter) to them. Along the way there are long lost twins, disposable cameras, radio comics, and all the things still left to write. ($2)

New Book

Stolen Sharpie Revolution (Fifth Edition)- An absolute classic of zine literature and a necessary part of any DIY library, now in a revised and updated edition. ($7)

New Journals

Tarot Journal (Ace of Bones)- A journal with a six page guide to journaling with the tarot and four different example tarot spreads. Cover illustration by Annie Murphy, from The Collective Tarot deck. ($7)
Tarot Journal (Ten of Bones)- A gorgeous, spiral-bound, tarot journal printed in Portland, OR and published by Grimoire Comics & Curiosities. ($7)


In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan- A fantastic half-hour long documentary on the Paul Bunyan myth. ($10)

New Patches & Totes

Antiquated Future Tote Bag- 100% cotton tote bag. White ink on black bag. 14" x 12". Blanket fort drawn by Rachel Lee-Carman, design by Chask'e Lindgren, screenprinted in Olympia, WA by Kyle Rollins of Thirsty Fresh Printing. ($10)
Giant Paul Bunyan Patch- An (appropriately) giant Paul Bunyan patch. ($4)
Paul Bunyan Patch- A patch of the cover image from the In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan documentary. ($2)
Prosperity in Minnesota Patch- An early advertisement to lure people to Minnesota. Milk, butter, prosperity. An accompaniment to Nik Nerburn's historical experimental documentary, In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan. ($1)

New Music

If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It- There Will Be Casualties- Surprising arrangements and dream logic lyrics in soundscapes of uncommon textures. Sinisterly absurd. Infectiously unusual. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($7)
Various Artists- Five Years of Fukdup Records- A massive double disc compilation from the first five years of Fukdup Records—Portland's own purveyor of breakcore and electronic silliness. (CDx2 + Digital Download) ($15)


*We'll be heading down to L.A. in a few weeks for the L.A. Zine Fest! February 15th at the Homenetmen, totally free. Come say hi.
*Our annual year-end Bestsellers List is up.
*If you're still calendar-less or planner-less in this new year, we still have a handful of calendars and planners left.
*Next week we'll be putting out the latest album from Corespondents, with a release party at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle. The album's already getting some kind words on American Standard Time and The Monarch Review.
*The Brooklyn Zine Fest, the Chicago Zine Fest, and the first Long Beach Zine Fest are all on the horizon.
*Happy to say that Portland has an awesome new feminist booking collective called The CRUSH Collective. Many good events and zines in the works from them.
*The amazing Underground Sketchbook art collective has a new zine about black women who have been murdered by the police called Black Women Matter
*Our pal Judith Arcana is interviewed in the new documentary She's Beautiful When She's Angry and will be doing a Q+A at a couple of the Portland showings in the coming week.
*The Prince Zine got a nice review on Zine Nation (and was one of Powell's Books top 5 bestselling zines of 2014!).
*Antiquated Future Records got featured on the German station Byte FM a couple times this month (once with an interview with our own Sara Renberg!), and a few of our releases and distro titles made it to Jac Nelson's best of 2014 show on Portland's KPSU.
*Shana Cleveland's Famous Faces Calendar (which we have just a few left of!) got a nice write-up in City Arts.
*Former Olympian Jillian Chaplain now has a hand-carved stamp company out of her new home in Japan.
*Another former Olympia dweller, Stephen Steinbrink, has a new music video.
*Portland has a new community space and radical library called the Anarres Infoshop.
*The Lowest Pair (the newest band from Kendl Winter) has a new album up for pre-order on Team Love.
*Olympia's Oh, Rose has a stunning music video (which we didn't see until recently or would have said something about long ago).
*And, in potential anticipation of a fifth volume, we've made the first three volumes of our Well, I Don't See Why Not "name your price" on Bandcamp. (Which means, if you're on a budget, you can have them for free.)

Until next month,

Joshua James & Antiquated Future

Bestsellers of 2014




Paper Goods


New for December

Holiday times are here. Around the Antiquated Future office, things are a little crazy. So many orders! Which, don't get me wrong, is wonderful, but just a touch overwhelming. There's so much that's new, and we've also been restocking like crazy, so boxes are also stacking up and things are shipping out before they even hit the shelves. It's chaos, but fun chaos.

For those of you placing orders in the next couple weeks: We're going to be shipping orders up until December 22nd. The last day USPS guarantees First Class mail within the U.S. to arrive before Xmas is December 20th, so if you're not on the west coast and you place an order after the 20th, send us an email and we'll see what we can do.

And for those of you in the Northwest: We'll be out and about this coming weekend! This Saturday, Dec. 13th, we'll be up in Seattle at the Vera Project/Hollow Earth DIY Holiday Sale. And, simultaneously, we'll be here in Portland on Saturday & Sunday for the Wares: A Pop Up Collective Holiday Sale, sharing a table with Small Howl. We had a great time in Olympia last weekend at the Northern holiday sale, thanks to everybody who came out and said hello.

There will be a lot more to say in the weeks to come, and you can of course keep up with these things on our FacebookTumblrTwitter, and our blog. Here's what new (for now).

New Calendars

2015 Famous Faces Wall Calendar- Paintings of famous faces from a bygone era of music. Featuring early soul, rock n' roll, and rockabilly legends. ($8)
2015 Pocket-Size Moon Calendar- A pocket-size version of the 2015 Moon Wall Calendar. The changing natural world, the daily phases of the moon, and the astrological signs it passes through. ($6)

New Zines

All My Friends- Snapshots, friends from the distant past, neighbors, being an only child, the beauty and pain of memory. ($2)
Nuts! #14- One large folded sheet of newsprint turns into Brooklyn-by-way-of Olympia's favorite punk paper. ($2)
Paper Radio Reader, 2015 Edition- A selection of articles from Paper Radio. Highlight: the Ecuadorian War of the Worlds! ($3)
Please Be Brave- Mini posters for the adventures of a cat-like protagonist that bravely traverses lands filled with ghosts, crows, vampires, and household odds and ends. ($8)
Proof I Exist #18- Growing up with Midwest homophobia, all the times Billy's been with men, his perspectives on gender, the ways attraction differs for him between genders, and navigating the queer world while in a heterosexual relationship. ($3)
Somnambulist #24- A soundtrack to bravery, the truth about pheromones, summaries of reality TV shows, Ok Cupid, and more. ($3)
To Be Whole is to be Part- Inspiring, fun, heartbreaking, glorious prose poems by Tomas Moniz. Read it and go out into the world feeling ready for anything. ($3)
Where You From #3- Five short stories about leaving and five short stories about returning from Hope Amico. New Orleans after the hurricane, New Hampshire, Boston, Milan. ($2.50)

New Cards

I Still Believe Anita Hill Postcad- A letterpressed postcard in support of Anita Hill. ($3)
Happy Holidays or Whatever Greeting Card- A seasonal letterpressed greeting card from Kelsey Smith. ($4)
Harriet the Spy Card- The great Harriet the Spy, immortalized on a letterpressed card. ($5)
Merry Merry Greeting Card- Warm weather wishes from letterpress artist Hope Amico. ($4.50)
Santa's Shop is Union Greeting Card- Going union. A seasonal letterpressed greeting card from Kelsey Smith.($3)

New Magazine

Tom Tom Magazine #19: In the Studio- Vezella Joy of Beyoncé, Tuneyards, The Blow, Skating Polly, and more female drummers from around the world. ($6)

New Stickers

Skeleton Cat Sticker- A skeleton cat, bravely crossing bodies of water with a sword. ($1)
Typewriter Cat Sticker- Getting some writing done on a rock in a swamp. ($1)

New Music

Ashan- Earth Magic Life Celebration- Pulsing, meditative ambient-pop songs from Sean Conrad (Gkfoes Vjgoaf, Inner Islands). Shimmery layers of sound, chants, and gorgeous vocals from Rosa Beach-Mason. (Cassette + Zine) ($10)


*Sara Renberg's Antiquated Future-released album The Tall Calm was reviewed in the Australian music magazine, BMA Magazine (and was staff writer's Chiara Grassia's album of the year!)
*Briana Marela (whose excellent Speak From Your Heart LP we just restocked) did vocals on a track by Ninja Tune producer Odesza.
*Poppet dropped a podcast for our friends at Bed of Roses.
*Our buddies Hungry Cloud Darkening were featured on NPR this month.
*The Book Show store in L.A. (that carries a bunch of AF stuff) was featured in the L.A. Times.
*For those of you in Portland, this Friday brings our friend Nik Nerburn to town to show his In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan documentary at the Independent Publishing Resource Center with filmmakers Vanessa Renwick and Georg Kozsulinski.
*And our hearts go out to the families of Michael Brown, Erik Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford, and Tamir Rice. Let's all imagine, and try to work toward, a better and more just future.

Until next month,

Joshua James & Antiquated Future