Holiday Distro Update

Black River Compendium, Number One- The first literary journal from new Portland press, Black River. Tales of surgeries, trains, carnivals, and grandfathers, all in some way exploring what it means to be in a body. ($7)

Covers: Stories About Musicians- A highly enjoyable series of comics adapted from music biographies. John & Yoko's primal scream therapy, John Coltrane being a good guy, Mike Watt wearing a pumpkin on his head, Kristin Hersh's evil self, and so much more. ($2)

I F#cking Love This Album- Ten zinesters talk about an album they love. From The Wipers to The Breeders, Elton John to Ol' Dirty Bastard. My personal favorite: a delve into five forgotten '90s soundtracks. ($2)

Ilse Content, Vol. 14- The first issue of Ilse Content in years is a perfect, small treasure. In a series of prose poems about journeys, small joys, daily heartbreaks, and finding home, Alexis Wolf looks at the ways we connect and the moments we create. ($2)

A Poetic Theory of Plate Tectonics & Other Poems- Two poetry zines in one by Tomas Moniz. Bodies in relation to the various movements of the earth, unlearning the socialized expectations of what manhood looks like, and much more. ($3)

Revolution Daze- While on tour with a Sudanese-Egyptian band in 2011, Themba Lewis found himself in the middle of a revolution. Revolution Daze is a document of that time through the lives of those around him. ($7)
Truckface #18: We're in This Together- The new issue of one of the all-time best zines. Broken jaws, grief, crying at work, and being healed through letters from friends and gifts in the mail. ($3)
Where You From #5: I Am Not From Here/This is My Home- Hope examines the idea of moving back home to a place you are not from. A year-long commute between Baton Rogue and New Orleans serves as the jumping point into stories, observation, and endless conversations about home and place. ($5)

Advrb- Like Like- An album in ten vignettes. Relationships, almost relationships, last frost walks, A.A. Milne recitations. Lyric-driven jangle pop in the lineage of Jonathan Richman, Jason Anderson, and Eleanor Friedberger. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)
Antiquated Future Records Tape Pack- All 12 in-print tape from our label for less than half the price. Just a few of these left! ($30)
Polka Dot Dot Dot- SyzygySyzygy is a classic of Northwest folk-pop, which we're overjoyed to be carrying on vinyl for the first time. Harps and hand-claps and harmonies, and the combined songwriting genius of Colleen Johnson (Flying Circles), Jordan O'Jordan, and Onyx of Olympia. (LP) ($12)
Secret Drum Band- Dynamics- The unstoppable forces of Lisa Schonberg (Kickball, Explode Into Colors), Allan Wilson (!!! chk chk chk), and Heather Treadway (Explode Into Colors) combine composing talents to create Secret Drum Band's first full length record, Dynamics, an epic of percussion-driven avant-garde. (LP) ($20)
Audre Lorde Postcard- "I Am Deliberate and Afraid of Nothing," an Audre Lorde postcard. ($1)
Greetings From Here Postcard- A letterpressed postcard from Hope Amico. ($3)

Hummingbird Pocket Journal- A hummingbird in flight. In pocket journal form. ($2)

James Baldwin Fire Next Time Postcard- A quote from James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time, beautifully letterpressed. ($3)

James Baldwin Light the Match Postcard- A James Baldwin portrait by LB Briggs of Truckface​ zine. ($1)
*First off: the 2017 Bestsellers List is here! Check out what folks were into this year. 
*In other news: 2018 calendars + planners are all in, a steady stream of restocks keep showing up, we put out another newsletter from the tape label side of things (which includes a Bandcamp sale through the end of the year), and we even have some holiday cards if that's your thing.
*For those curious about holiday shipping: We'll be shipping most days until the morning of December 22nd. Anything shipped by the 19th is guaranteed to arrive (within the U.S.) before Xmas. USPS doesn't guarantee international orders, so we can't make any promises, but we'll keep shipping them.

*In this gift-giving season, remember to support small businesses! A lot of independent businesses are able to stay in business throughout the year because of the income the holidays bring. We wholesale our zines, books, paper goods, and tapes to a lot of really lovely bookstores and variety shops that are super supportive of what we do and very deserving of your support.

*For those of you in Portland, this coming Wednesday, December 13th, we'll be tabling all day at the Publication Fair alongside some of Portland's best small presses and literary organizations. Come say hi!

*For those in the U.S., it seems as if we all need to get used to calling our representatives on a regular basis. So here's a list of senators' phone numbers and a straightforward guide on how best to do it. And keep in mind that there are always plenty of ACLU petitions and White House petitions to sign. 

*Here in Portland, local journalist Emilly Prado does a great weekly calendar called From Slacktivism to Activism, which lists all sorts of benefits and political & social justice gatherings. 

And remember to take care of yourself during the holidays. Until the new year,

Antiquated Future

The 2017 Bestsellers List





Nine-Year Anniversary Distro Update

New Zines

10 Hot Sax Positions- A handy saxophone how-to guide that provides you with new playing positions to liven up your sax life. Written by sax machine Joe DeGeorge, of bands such as Harry and the Potters & the Downtown Boys. ($3)

Brainscan #33: DIY Witchery (An Exploration of Secular Witchcraft)- In this issue of Brainscan, Alex Wrekk (Stolen Sharpie Revolution) discusses the individualized witchcraft practice she's pieced together over the past decade. ($5)

Hedwig Lives- The best Harry Potter conspiracy theory zine around. Meticulous analysis of the source texts by Paul DeGeorge of long-running Harry Potter fan band (and wizard-rock inventors), Harry and the Potters. Comes with an iron-on patch, for the true believers. ($7)

Local Vocals: Your Guide to Kick-Ass Karaoke- In Local Vocals, Kari Tervo presents helpful hints for karaoke newbies alongside a humorous and on-point guide to the karaoke wilds. ($3)

Mapping Out Utopia: 1970s Boston-Area Counterculture, Book 1 (Cambridge)- In the first volume of Mapping Out Utopia, Tim Devin looks at a wide range of counterculture organizations in 1970s Cambridge, Massachusetts. While its focus at first glance seems local, Devin uses the place as a microcosm of the time period examining the larger-scale movements these organizations were connected to. ($8.50)

People Make Plans #3.5: Swimming- The new issue of People Make Plans is a gorgeously designed zine beyond compare. In it, Nicole Jennelle recounts her personal journey through a recent flash flood in New Orleans. Within: swimming in garbage water, best cat friends, and figuring out how to be a grown up. ($2)

New Music

Pleasure Systems- Antumbra Pull- The full-length debut from Pleasure Systems, the solo project of Clarke Sondermann from Olympia indie-pop band The Washboard Abs. Mixing synth pop, indie folk, and ambient textures. (Cassette + Digital Download)

The Washboard Abs- Have U Scanned Ur Club Card- The just-released second printing of last year's bestselling debut from The Washboard Abs. Gorgeous, textural bedroom pop from Olympia, Washington. ($5) (Cassette + Digital Download)

Vintage Cassette Grab Bag- 5 vintage cassettes from our extensive collection, all in great condition. Each grab bag comes with a wide variety of genres and time periods. A great deal for the adventurous listener. ($10)

New Calendars

2018 Famous Faces Calendar- An especially good year of a calendar we always love: Nina Simone, Leslie Gore, Althea & Donna, Prince, and so many more famous musical faces. All painted by Shana Cleveland of La Luz. ($8)

2018 Justseeds & Eberhardt Press Organizers- A perennial bestseller. This collaboration between the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative and Eberhardt Press is a stunning planner, unlike any other. (Pocket-sized or Planner-Sized) ($10, $13)

2018 Lunar Phase Calendar- The lunar phases among night blooming flowers. Designed and illustrated by Nina and Sonya Montenegro of The Far Woods. ($16)

New Miscellany

The Difference Between- A fun and fascinating gift for basically anyone, The Difference Between compares similar (or similar-sounding) things and provides straightforward definitions for each. Within: baking soda and baking powder, communism and socialism, krump and krunk, sympathy and empathy, and so much more. ($6)

Tarot Journal (Six of Bones)
- A gorgeous, spiral-bound, tarot journal. The journal begins with a fourteen-page guide to journaling with the tarot and four different example tarot spreads ($7)

Zinester Trading Cards, Series Three- The only trading cards with zine authors on them. ($3)


*Our dear buddy Andrew Barton just released his first cookbook, The Myrtlewood Cookbook: Pacific Northwest Home Cooking, a few weeks ago and it's absolutely gorgeous. (And if you aren't familiar with his work with Two Plum Press, who we collaborated with for Eleanor Murray's Lost Songs release last year, check them out as well.)

*We recently became a seller on Discogs. In addition to having our in-print label releases on there, we also have most of our distro catalog, a whole slew of odds and ends from our personal collection, and plenty of tape-shopping finds. It’s a fun and weird mix of stuff.

*Tucker Theodore's latest album on Antiquated Future got some kind and glowing reviews on Tiny Mix Tapes and The Tape Deck.

*The new Pleasure Systems album just got an extensive review on our favorite UK blog, Various Small Flames.

*And for those of you in the Northwest, we'll be tabling at the Euzine Comic & Zines Fest on November 18th and Publication Fair here in Portland at The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel on December 13th.

*Since this time of year is our busiest time, we'll be sending one more newsletter at the beginning of December before retreating to our usual infrequent newsletter schedule. But you can keep up with us in those gaps by following us on any of these things: FacebookTwitterTumblrEtsy, SoundcloudBandcamp.

*And hey, this month is our nine year anniversary! So thrilled to have been doing this so long and have so much support. Big thanks to all of you.

End of Summer Distro Update


AmiriteAmirite is a handsome, well-organized guide to life's humorous annoyances. Or it's an elaborate joke about jokes. Or maybe it's an epic poem where every line ends with "amirite." Commentary from a variety of Olympia luminaries builds this into whatever it is. ($4)

Clock Tower Nine #13- Using a variety-format approach reminiscent of classic '90s zines, Danny Noonan puts together a consistently interesting assortment. Letters, postcards, and the stories of others mix with personal narratives, odd facts, and ephemera. ($3)

Devil's Pie: Intimacy, Sex Positivity and Herbal Aphrodisiacs- Discussion questions to help you understand, embrace, and communicate your sexual needs. Both a workbook zine and how-to zine, Devil's Pie asks you to contemplate your desires and provides an introduction to herbal aphrodisiacs. ($8)

Listen Up!Listen Up! is a fantastic introduction to podcasts for the uninitiated, a guide for those looking to expand their horizons, and a personal story of interacting and connecting with the form over the course of many years. From Portland's own Katie Ash (Aubade zine). ($3)

The Motivation to Write- Simple and practical suggestions to help you get your words onto the page. Straightforward, laid out nicely, and accessible to everyone. Also included within: a fun abridged history of writing and communication tools. ($5)

Muchacha #5: Brown Queen, Latina Voices of the 21st Century- An interview with the great zinester and illustrator Cristy C. Road about her graphic novel Spit and Passion, a tribute to Borderlands/La Frontera author Gloria Anzaldua, a spotlight on Latinx musicians, and so much more. ($4)

Picking Stuff ApartPicking Stuff Apart (also known as Eaves of Ass #8 & Basic Paper Airplane #11) is a collection of reviews of life and art. An industrial music award ceremony, Meetup groups, books, films, and dated Christian television—all looked at deeply and discussed. ($3)

Second Set Out- Dug up from the out-of-print depths, this classic zine is a perfect gathering of Moe Bowstern's words in one place. Within: fishing boat adventures, hitchhiking tales, an abortion story, praises for long-distance bus travel, and so much more. There's also an introduction from the one-and-only Ursula K. LeGuin. ($6)

Somnambulist #29: It Happened at Fred Meyer- A fun issue of Somnambulist that looks at the Pacific Northwest regional chain grocery store, Fred Meyer. Bizarre tales and fun facts from the store that invented one-stop shopping. Pregnancy tests, Leonardo DiCaprio, and our love-hate relationships with the places where we shop. ($3)

Suggestions #3- Little suggestions, gleaned from songs. Artists from Bad Brains to Kimya Dawson have a say in this unique collection of life advice. Letterpressed covers, gorgeous sewn binding. ($3.50)

Unintended Bookmarks: A Collection of Lost Items (and Other Library Related Etceteras)- Both a brilliant assortment of found items and a peek into the weird, sometimes gross, and often life-affirming world of working in a library. It even comes with its own library checkout slip. ($6)

A Way to Survive: Herbal Allies, Practices, and Prompts for Difficult Times- Prompts to consider stress, vulnerability, and mental health in an unhealthy world and medicinal plants to support the nervous system along the way. ($8)

A Witch's Guide to Medicinal TeasA Witch's Guide to Medicinal Teas is a straightforward (and notably handsome) guide to preparing and drinking medicinal-strength herbal teas. ($8)

Women in Sound #3- In this fabulous issue, there's a deep dive into the genius and legacy of funk legend Betty Davis. Plus in-depth interviews with the one-and-only Osa Atoe (of Shotgun Seamstress/No More Fiction) Jade Payne (Aye Nako, The Silent Barn), and so much more. ($5)

Xtra Tuf #3: The Beach Seiner Issue- Another zine classic from Portland's own Moe Bowstern. The third issue of Xtra Tuf (the zine all about the world of commercial fishing in Alaska) is an entertaining peek into a world most people don't get to see. ($6)


D.A. Terence- Hanford Acid- Skewed historical dance music from Olympia live hardware wizard, D.A. Terence. The result of delving into the history of Washington State's Hanford nuclear waste site, Hanford Acid mixes otherworldly acid techno with vocal samples from the wake of Hanford being declared a superfund site. (Cassette) ($6)

Midwife- Like Author, Like Daughter- Midwife is the stunning collaborative project of Sister Grotto’s Madeline Johnston and Tucker Theodore. Both haunted and celebratory, Like Author, Like Daughter is an album beyond compare. A piece of shoegaze-inflected minimalism that confronts loss, wading deep into the void, and makes it to the other side transformed. (LP) ($15)

Tucker Theodore- Lady Hope- A psych-folk epic, Lady Hope is a wild hour-long ride through inner darkness and personal mythology. With appearances from Allen Karpinski (The Six Parts Seven) and Madeline Johnston (Sister Grotto, Midwife). (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)


Incandescent, Issue Twelve- This issue of the Incandescent photo zine considers what's lingering in the periphery. As Laura Zurowski says in the introduction, "If central vision is all about the facts and light of day, the periphery allows us access into the house of mysteries, shadows, and uncertainty." ($14)

Invoking Nonna- The revised and updated second edition of the first young adult novel in our catalog. When a free-spirited teenage girl in rural Georgia learns she's a witch, it leads her on a path to figuring out her family lineage, understanding her grandmother's mysterious death, and learning who her true friends are. ($12)


*This Saturday we'll be participating in the Day of Distros, a benefit for the Albuquerque Zine Fest. Organizer Marya Errin Jones is a tireless member of the zine community (not to mention a one of the best zine writers around) and this benefit is to make sure her fest can continue. All profits from our website's Saturday sales will go straight to the Zine Fest.

*The long-adored zine series Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek TNG is out in book form this week.

*L.A.'s Book Show (a big supporter of the zine community) is raising funds to stay in business through a pay-a-book-forward program where you can buy a book for someone who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

*Bijou Karman (author of the best-selling Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Women of Folk Music zine) has an art show up at Nucleus Gallery here in Portland for a couple more days.

*Northwest zine fests in the not-too-distant future to look forward to: Olympia Zine Fest on October 14th, Seattle's Short Run Comix & Arts Festival on November 4th, and Eugene's Euzine Comics & Zine Fest on November 18th.

*And this '90s Zine Title Generator that Carrie Pack made was pretty fun.

Summer Solstice Distro Update


The Chapess #9- The latest issue of The Chapess, the quarterly zine from UK zine press Synchronise Witches featuring women writers from around the world. ($5)

An Herbal Medicine-Making Primer- A well-written and accessible introduction to anarcho-herbalism, wildcrafting, and medicine-making. ($3)

Last Night at the Casino #12- A collection of casino chips and the stories that accompany them. Adventure and travel tales from around the country. ($2)

Minor Leagues #3- Through minimalist comics and sketches, this issue of Minor Leagues confronts loss while also managing to incorporate playful vignettes and letters from readers. A continually one-of-a-kind zine. ($4)

Radical Nuns: A Feminist Fanzine and Coloring Booklet- Portraits and short biographies of nuns who "altered history for the betterment of people." Visionaries, activists, political prisoners, education reformers, pop singers, computer scientists, DJs, pop artists, queer writers, and graffiti artists. ($4)

Radical Domesticity #2: The Sewing Issue- How to sew on a button, how to sew in a zipper, the differences between scissors, how to measure yourself correctly, and more. ($3)

Rock n' Roll Forever- A decade of punk photography from Nuts! fanzine editor Ben Trogdon. Hundreds of photos, full-color, countless bands and countless punk-life oddities. ($14)

Well Worn Very Used- A peek into the fetish sock trade. Kara Comegys chronicles being a new seller and the curiosities and uncertainties that come along with it. ($2)

Wildlifoodin #3- Living off the grid, foraging, cultivation, the future of soil, and a whole lot more. ($5)


Buffalo Voice- Pilgrim Takes His Spill- Led by songwriter and sound-experimenter Tucker Theodore, Buffalo Voice's Pilgrim Takes His Spill is a series of ten perfectly destroyed anthems. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Hoop- Super Genuine- The debut full-length from Seattle's Hoop. Arresting, emotionally complex dream-pop. Guest vocals from Briana Marela and Allyson Foster (Hunger Cloud Darkening) put this album over-the-top into the territory of an instant classic. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

The Washboard Abs- Recurring Chasms- On Recurring Chasms, Olympia's The Washboard Abs take their intimate indie-pop to new heights. Incorporating angular rhythms and art rock sensibilities to these perfectly distilled songs, the album is a beautiful and complex journey through personal battles and trauma recovery. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)


Rad Families: A CelebrationRad Families: A Celebration honors the messy, the painful, the playful, the beautiful, the myriad ways we create families. ($19.95)

The Tramp Printers: Forgotten Trails of the Traveling Typographers- A gorgeously printed, in-depth history of "the tramp printer," a unionized wanderer who carried the skills and knowledge of the printing trade across the United States and beyond. ($15)


Find Your Way Postcard- It takes time. Advice from the one-and-only Artnoose. Printed by Hope Amico. ($3)

Hi Mom Postcard- Don't forget about your mom. ($3)

Let There Be More Light Postcard- In these dark times, let there be light. ($3)

Silent Allies are Not Allies Postcard- A letterpressed reminder ($3)

Sorry Mom Postcard- Sometimes an apology is in order. ($3)


Ancient Trees of the Northwest T-Shirt- Ancient trees of the Northwest, posing for their portrait. Respectively: Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, and Sitka Spruce. ($20)

Planetary T-Shirt- Getting spacey. Designed and printed by Kyle Rollins in Olympia, Washington. ($20)


Reading Cat Sticker- A cat, excitedly reading. ($1)

Shared Arrow Sticker- Sharing the arrow. A new sticker by Deth P. Sun. ($1)


*We'll be tabling at the Portland Zine Symposium on July 22nd and 23rd and then hopefully doing a few more West Coast tabling events before the summer is out.

*There's just a few days left of our distro-wide LP SALE! A few dozen LPs, from some of the best Northwest artists, all being sold at cost. We're just trying to clear a little space because there's so much stuff coming in.

*The ever-popular Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek TNG zine series is getting turned into a book this fall! The zines are going out of print and we have the last of them, so get those while you can.

*In July and August, The Washboard Abs will be taking their new album Recurring Chasms on the road. Tour dates are announced, with more info to come soon.

*The first album from Midwife (a collaboration between Sister Grotto’s Madeline Johnston and Tucker Theodore) just came out last week. This is probably my album of year so far–ethereal and shoegaze-ish, heartbreaking and gorgeous.

*The fourth volume of our Well, I Don’t See Why Not compilation series has sold out for good in the physical world, so is now FREE digitally!

*Poppet has a great new music video (be prepared to play this song on repeat!) and a new Etsy shop of fabulous clothes.

*In some hard news, Portland is still grieving from a recent hate crime. You can donate to the young women who survived the attack here and donate to the families of those who died in the attack (as well as other organizations) here.

*In more hard news: On Sunday, Seattle police murdered a pregnant Black woman named Charleena Lyles. This Friday, Seattle's having a Black Lives Matter March for Justice in response. For those outside of the area, you can donate to help her family.

*Given the state of the world, there's never been a better time to get together with your community (or expand your community). Zine Nation has posted a great Summer Zine Fest list that covers a wide array of zine events around the world.

*And if you want to watch the most feel-good things around: Mazzy Chiu, the two-year-old daughter of local zinesters A'misa Chiu and Alex Chiu, has a YouTube cooking show called The Mazzy Show. It's wonderful.

Until next time,

Antiquated Future