New for Fall

NEW ZINES

Basic Paper Airplane #12: The Interview Issue- This issue of the long-running Basic Paper Airplane zine series focuses on interviews—what it means to create that space and all the ways they can succeed or fail. Ten interviews with writers, artists, and musicians that delve into the creative process, identity, family, image, myth, and obsession. ($3)

Caboose #10: The Searching Issue- In Caboose #10, zine luminary Liz Mason explores the world of transcendental meditation. The zine is an adventure through her discovery process, taking her into nondescript offices and tiny rooms full of fruit and hankies. ($4)

Cometbus #55: Pen PalsCometbus #55 could be looked at two ways: A treatise on growing up without giving up, or proof that even the most dedicated proponent of youth culture grows old. Either way, it’s fascinating. It’s coming from a life in punk, leftist politics, and DIY culture, but you don’t need to be interested in any of that to be interested in the stories he tells. ($3)

Cometbus #56: A Bestiary of Booksellers- With the hyperbolic zeal and rancor of a true bookseller, Aaron Cometbus brings to life his chosen family: the booksellers of New York City. A Bestiary of Booksellers is for anyone who has sold books long enough to have it seep into their identity, but it’s also for all manner of book addicts, subculture scholars, obsessives, and night owls. ($5)

Cometbus #57: Cartoonists- Made for both comic diehards and those generally wary of comics, the zine is a dive into New York comic culture—from those in the spotlight to those lighting the world behind the scenes. Interviews with Gabrielle Bell, Jeffrey Lewis, Julia Wertz, Adrian Tomine, Mad Magazine legend Al Jaffee, and many more. ($5)

Cometbus #58: Zimmerwald- Addicting and perfectly bizarre, Cometbus #58 is a story about finding home in a greasy-spoon diner full of combative old-timers. It's a ride full of strangeness and surprises. ($3)

Listen Up! #2- The second issue of Katie Ash's podcast review and recommendation zine, Listen Up!, is a treat. As always, Katie's passion for these shows leaps off the page and her cut-and-paste layout makes it a joy to read. ($4)

Minor Leagues #6Minor Leagues #6 begins the first part of a serialized book-length, comics + prose project about place, history, death, memory, childhood, and nature. An ambitious and heart-felt large-format zine from UK comic artist Simon Moreton. ($6)

Minimum Rock + Roll #13- Another burst of Minimum Rock + Roll. An interview with Notches and a bunch of reviews, all in a nice, compact size. ($1) 

Radical Domesticity #5: Food and FriendsRadical Domesticity always has the best, most practical advice. Within: how to be a good host, how to wash your clothes so they last and last, how to remove even the toughest stains, how to store food, making a storage system out of milk crates, and much more. And her advice on how to be a better guest? Crucial! At any age. ($3)

Radical Domesticity #6: Adulting- In Radical Domesticity #6, Emma Karin Eriksson, the domestic advice guru of the zine counterculture, delves into the in-and-outs of full-blown adulting. ($3)

NEW CALENDAR

Crawdad Cleveland's 2019 Famous Faces Calendar- The Famous Faces calendar is an annual favorite around here. Paintings of legends from across the musical map: soul to country, garage rock to jazz, surf to folk revival, and beyond. Painted by Shana "Crawdad" Cleveland, from La Luz and Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles. ($8) 

NEW BOOKS

What About the Rest of Your Life- Sung Yim's debut is a book about gender identity and body image, sexuality and addiction, and so much more. It's a memoir that plays with form, takes risks, and never lets up. ($10)

NEW MUSIC

The High Beams- Daydream- A reissue of this lost, barely-released 1997 album by The High Beams. Daydream is underwater lo-fi dream pop for guitar and drum machine. (cassette) ($5)

Midwife- Prayer Hands- Following their acclaimed 2017 debut Like Author, Like Daughter, slowcore shoegazers Midwife new Prayer Hands EP delves further, bringing more reverb-drenched anthems of loss. (cassette + digital download) ($5)

The Washboard Abs- Lowlight Visions- "Lowlight Visions might just be the most impressive album The Washboard Abs have made...it’s a brave artist who takes the very personal worry and suffering and uses it to build something that’s this complex and multifaceted, vulnerable but not hopeless, forgoing nihilistic dejection in favour of a strange kind of love, an appreciation of what stands to be lost." - Various Small Flames (cassette + digital download) ($5)


BACK IN STOCK

While we're always restocking (basically daily) and our stock is fluctuating all the time, these past couple months we restocked a few that we'd been out of for a long while and weren't sure we'd get back in. These are just a few that we're so pleased to have back in our catalog.

8-Track Mind #101- This legendary '90s zine returns after a ten-year hiatus. Editor Russ Forster asks 14 people who have been creating for long enough to be considered legends (from filmmakers to authors, magazine publishers to members of punk bands) the simple question “zines vs. blogs?” and gets an amazingly wide range of thoughts on everything from the collectors’ market to 8-track Boy Scout merit badges. ($3)

8-Track Mind #1028TM never fails to disappoint and has the ability to make you think about something as seemingly simple as music formats as something expansive, something that carries over into other aspects of life. ($3)

Caboose #9: How to Start a Secret Society- Highly informative and incredibly cheeky histories of the Masons, the Illuminati, and more. ($3)

I Still Believe Anita Hill Postcard- A letterpressed postcard from Hope Amico standing with attorney Anita Hill, who in 1991 stood up against sexual harassment and unjustly faced a culture that refused to believe her. ($3)

Paper Crush #7: Dumping Kerouac and Other Beats- Krissy Ponyboy chronicles her decades-long obsession with Beat Generation writers, and the obsession's gradual decline. ($2)

Three Steps Notepad- Three steps: Agitate, educate, organize. By Justseeds Arts Collective artist Josh MacPhee. ($4)

NEWS

*We'll be at the ever-awesome Olympia Zine Fest the weekend of October 12th-14th. 

*A lot of Antiquated Future friends have been producing at-home podcasts of late. Craven Rock (of Eaves of Ass zine) and Kieran Harrison-Buhlinger (of Blindfolder and Corespondents) are hosting the political podcast Two Paychecks. Our buddy James Sneed hosts People are the Worst. And Danny Noonan (of Clock Tower Nine zine) co-hosts the Accidents on Purpose podcast. 

*The great Judith Arcana (a former member of the Jane underground abortion service and maker of excellent chapbooks) is fundraising to reprint her biography of Grace Paley, a long out of print delve into the cultish short story writer and political activist.

*The new issue of Basic Paper Airplane was recently reviewed on Syndicated Zine Reviews

*On the tape label side of things, we just reprinted tapes by electro-folk-pop project Pleasure Systems and ambient soundscape wizard Indira Valey.

*Sage of the long-running Sweet Candy Distro sadly just lost her partner, and her friends are fundraising to help her and her kids through this time. By contributing to her GoFundMe, you'll be supporting a great human and vital member of the zine community.

Antiquated Future newsletter for International Zine Month

NEW ZINES

2nd Farm and Wilderness Report- The entwined histories of two communal farms that came out of the underground press movement of the 1960s. The ideal zine for anyone interested in the back-to-the-land movement, communal farming, and counterculture history. ($3)

Behind the Wheel #1: A Lyft Driver's Log- The first issue of Behind the Wheel is one of those instant zine classics that only come along every so often. Kelly Dessaint becomes a Lyft driver in a rapidly changing San Francisco and chaos ensues. Within: learning the ropes, techwads, cops, required fist bumps, class war. ($7)

Behind the Wheel #2: Notes From Uber/Lyft- In addition to doing Lyft, Kelly becomes an Uber driver and brings us behind the scenes of the so-called sharing economy—in all its less-than-glamorous glory. ($7)

Behind the Wheel #3: From Uber/Lyft To Taxi- Issue three documents Kelly Dessaint's transition from driving Uber and Lyft to becoming a certified taxi cabi driver. Collected from his San Francisco Examiner column, along with new material, this issue is perfect for anyone wondering about the economic and social consequences of rideshare services. ($7)

Doris #30Doris #30 is full of so many treasures: capturing a swarm of bees, finding community in new places, telling tour stories, forming study groups, and so much more. ($3)

Doris #31Doris #31 is largely built on one long piece about squatting an empty beach house in Cape Cod one off-season long ago, and all the things the experience taught. But there's also: Watching baby lambs being born. What reparations can mean and look like. Good books. ($2.50)

Doris #32- Thinking about what it means to both have close friends and be part of a community. Gratitude for the life lessons Mom taught. A conversation with imprisoned environmental activist Marius Mason. And the first interview in Cindy Crabb's "Anarchists Over 40" series. ($3)

Filling the Void: Interviews About Quitting Drinking and UsingFilling the Void looks at people's various paths to recovery—the assorted ways it can look and the range of things it can mean in a person's life. Essential reading for everyone, regardless of relationship to alcohol or substances. ($4)

Fixer Eraser, Vol. 5- Six stories that are curious, playful, and full of emotional depth. The box of a failed poet, hypothetical dating profiles, a whisper room, speed friending, messages in a bottle, and a ghost that doesn't haunt. ($3)

Mapping Out Utopia: 1970s Boston-Area Counterculture, Book 3 (The Surrounding Communities)- The Mapping Out Utopia zine series is stunning in the depth of its research and the way it examines local history as a microcosm of broad societal change. Brief histories of the environmental movement, corporate boycotts, consumer rights, the peace movement, food cooperatives, and so much more. ($8.50)

Masculinities- In Masculinities, Cindy Crabb (Doris) explores how we're each individually taught about what masculinity is. The zine focuses on the role models (positive or problematic or often both) who guided that education and how it played out. ($4)

Pro Wrestling Feelings #4Pro Wrestling Feelings is the zine where people who don't fit the typical image of professional wrestling fans voice their love. Women, queers, outsiders, and academics all get heard in PWF and it's always a fascinating ride, regardless of your interest in wrestling. ($5)

Pro Wrestling Feelings #5- An epic and fascinating interview with transgender poet Colette Arrand about wrestling as literary muse and her stints as a wrestler and commentator. Wrestling as cinema, the sport's roots in both carnival shows and theater, female pro-wrestling fandom and academia, and so much more. ($5)

Pro Wrestling Feelings #6- In its continuing effort to "untangle the emotional resonance of pro wrestling," Pro Wrestling Feelings #6 examines homophobia and transphobia at wrestling matches, the power imbalances between wrestlers and fans, and promoter Tom Green discusses accessibility and creating welcoming environments. ($5)

That Girl #16- A series of memoir pieces about coming of age in Los Angeles in 1990 and '91. Dating a street punk, going on adventures, seeing Sonic Youth and Nirvana, caught in the middle of warring counterculture scenes, graduating high school, and so much more. ($3)

Thrifty Times #29: Let's Get Weird- Weird Al's worst album, a review of the Cruis'n USA video game, Harlequin romances, the Cabbage Patch Clown, picnic parties, and much more. ($3)

Thrifty Times #43: The '80s Issue- The remnants of the 1980s found in thrift shops. Cyndi Lauper's stone-cold classic She's So Unusual, reviews of the disappointing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Back to the Future video games, terrible cookbooks for the "working woman." ($3)

NEW BOOKS

Ghost Pine: All Stories True- Collected from his long-running and glorious Ghost Pine zine, the book travels across Canada and the U.S., taking us on adventures, introducing us to a multitude of curious characters. Through it all, it's Miller's voice that stands out most—an open-hearted tour guide that you'd follow anywhere. ($15)

NEW PAPER GOODS

Flight Journal- A graph-paper journal to record your plans, designs, ideas, and other flights of mind. ($7)

Max Ernst Greeting Card: The Kiss- A classic, now in greeting card form. ($4)

Max Ernst Greeting Card: The Shoes- A creature made of shoes. ($4)

Max Ernst Greeting Card: The Skeleton- A plant skeleton, the perfect greeting. ($4)



NEW MUSIC

Awkward Energy- Party at Mystery Lake- A perfectly off-kilter power-pop album influenced by '60s harmony-driven pop and filtered through freak-folk inventiveness. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Brianna Kelly & Sympathy Pain- Split Tape- Cincinnati artist Brianna Kelly (of Soften) make gorgeous and haunting ambient-pop pieces. A perfect fit for fans of Grouper, Sister Grotto, and Julianna Barwick. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($7)

Kyle Bobby Dunn & Wayne Robert Thomas- KBD/WRT-One side of swirling modern classical drone, a drunk orchestra, distant trumpets like migrating birds. And one side of cinematic builds, layers of strings, crests and breaks. (LP) ($18)

Midwife- Prayer Hands- The latest project of Madeline Johnston of Sister Grotto. Together with collaborator Tucker Theodore, Midwife creates dreamy songs that confront raw emotions, haunted soundscapes that get stuck in your head. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

The Washboard Abs- Lowlight Visions- Both a continuation of The Washboard Abs' pop prowess and a revelation: a fully-realized vision by a band at the height of its powers. A complex indie-pop album, steeped in jazz and art-pop influences, Lowlight Visions confronts the declining health of a partner and the possibility of loss. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Summer Solstice Newsletter

NEW ZINES

Canvas & Cassette, Issue Two- Part art journal, part music magazine, part old-school variety zine, Canvas & Cassette has a little something for everyone. ($10)

Covers: Stories About Musicians- Technically a restock, but this highly enjoyable series of comics adapted from music biographies was so popular, we could only keep it in stock for two weeks. Just reprinted and (once again) going fast. ($2)

Empathy Exercise- Places the classroom exercise of putting a blindfold on to imagine being blind against the daily reality of being blind. ($4)

A Few Good Boys: Admiration of Straight White Men and Its Accompanying Dread- In this short illustrated essay, M. Sabine Rear writes about growing up surrounded by art from straight white men and the hoops she had to go through to relate to it. ($4)

Fixer Eraser, Vol. 2- The long-awaited second issue of Fixer Eraser, the latest odds-and-ends zine from Jonas (Cheer the Eff Up, The Greatest Most Traveling Circus), one of the best writers in zines today. ($3)

Fixer Eraser, Vol. 3- A collection of stories and unique bits that sidestep categorization, full of life and surprises. Former superheroes, tortured legends, messages left on small sheets of paper on buses, and so much more. ($3)

Fixer Eraser, Vol. 4- Imagined parenting advice, imagined short stories, and some real stories, some real advice. Where the line between them lies is part of the fun. ($3)

It Only Gets Worse From Here: Fifteen Unspirational Messages to Ruin Your Day- It Only Gets Worse from Here takes the "handwritten inspirational quote art" genre and makes it bleak, lonely, and hilarious. This tiny zine holds 15 unspirational messages to guide you toward your darkest moments. ($2)

Keep Content Off Facebook- A thoughtful zine that asks artists to reexamine how they use Facebook and how Facebook uses them. Not a call to boycott the platform entirely, but to simply think deeply about it and seek solutions beyond it. ($2)

Keep Loving, Keep Fighting #9- In the first issue of Keep Loving, Keep Fighting in ten years Hope combines short, poetic lines about loss, grief, and spirituality with full-color spreads of transcendent mixed-media art. ($5)

Minimum Rock + Roll #9- An interview with Closer, the new project from Real Life Buildings folks. Lots of album reviews. Every Minimum Rock + Roll issue is a tiny good time. ($1)

Minimum Rock + Roll #10- Another little burst of underground music from Olympia's Joshua Hoey and Reflective Tapes. Within: an interview with Don't Love Like Me Records and plenty of reviews. ($1)

Minor Leagues #5- In this, the GIANT fifth issue of Minor Leagues, Simon Moreton's dreamy, time-traveling diary comics blend with long pieces of prose. Within: Finding meaning in place, being in nature, moving through loss, living with ghosts. ($7)

My Complicated Relationship With Food, Vol. Four- The return of the most popular zine series we carry. Surprising and bizarre reviews of unremarkable foods. ($1)

Resilient Bastard: Ways to Combat a Brain That is Actively Trying to Kill You- A much-needed zine of writers being very open and honest about depression, suicidal thoughts, and tools for coping. From a great crew of Olympia folks. ($5)

Tin Can Telephone #4- A short history of pirate TV intrusions, an interview with Sarah MacDonald of Thrifty Times zine, tape-music history, and much more. ($4)

Women in Sound #5- A new issue of Women in Sound zine is always cause for celebration. But this one is perhaps the best yet. Interviews with three of our favorites: Mirah Zeitlyn (as in, indie-pop goddess Mirah), Laetitia Tamko (of Vagabon), and legendary Prince recording engineer Susan Rogers. Plus a whole lot more. ($5)

NEW STICKERS

Drummer Cat Sticker- Leading the band down the street. ($1)

Mushroom Shelter Sticker- Taking shelter under a giant mushroom. As one does.($1)

Spirit Guide Sticker- Meet your spirit guide. ($1)


NEW MUSIC

ABSV- Champion of the Sun- A tribute to Sun Ra by Portland electronic artist and percussionist J Morales, also known as ABSV. Eight pulsing tracks of experimental Afro-house, interweaving live and electronic percussion, synths, bass, and piano into an instant basement dance party. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($8)

Badlands- Slow Growth- Her best yet, Slow Growth is a style-hopping album of assured personal pop songs, political anthems, and a Donna Summer self-love mantra cover. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Dump Him- Venus in Retrograde- Live garage-rocky pop-punk from Western Massachusetts' Dump Him. Released on Olympia's Reflective Tapes. (Cassette) ($5)

Family Video- Long Time Listener, First Time Caller- The latest from Newfoundland's Family Video is a masterpiece. Emotionally complex twee-pop that confront loneliness and reimagines the great volcanic winter of 1816. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Hedia- Wool- Sparse and slight, but also sprawling and generous, Hedia's ambient chamber pieces are gifts, through and through. The side project of Bryce Hample of Reighnbeau. (Cassette) ($8)

Orange Daydream: A Tribute To Orange Cake Mix- A split between long-running lo-fi heavyweight Orange Cake Mix and some of the artists that love him. (CD) ($10)

Phoxii- Life Eating Death Feeding- The latest album of forward-thinking electronics from Phoxii. Life Eating Death Feeding's broken and reconstructed tracks further asserts Phoxii as living in a musical universe that's entirely her own. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($8)


Reighnbeau- BloodBlood is Reighbeau at its most lush, most epic. Skittering claps and snaps, pops and clicks, against a cut-up synth symphony. With guest vocals from Colleen Johnson (Flying Circles), Madeline Johnston (Sister Grotto, Midwife), and many others. (Cassette) ($7)

Reighnbeau- Fingertips- The latest from Reighbeau, Fingertips is an underwater affair—futuristic nostalgia, cheap earplugs at the rave, worn-out cassettes playing recordings of church organs over a pulsing kick drum. (Cassette) ($7)

Reighnbeau- Hide- Hide is, like its title implies, obscured, secretive, maybe a little shy. Its melodies below the surface, beats pulsing alongside pitch-shifted layers, dozens of distant voices calling out. Guest vocals throughout by Madeline Johnston of Sister Grotto. ($7)

Reighnbeau & BK Beats- SleepSleep is the soundtrack to a dream party—feel-good but off-kilter, shiny and hazy, containing only slight resemblances to reality. (Cassette) ($6)

Richard Album- Another Album- Sitting nicely between his garage-pop and synth-pop sides, Another Album finds Richard moving ever forward and swimming in an ocean of tears. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Various Artists- This Reminds Me: Songs By Linda Smith Reimagined- A tribute album to lo-fi bedroom folk pioneer Linda Smith. A much-deserved 19-track compilation with covers and interpretations from Rose Melberg, and many others (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)



NEWS

*One of our favorite zines around, Syndicate Product, has an open submission call for their long-awaited new issue. Have a book you loathe? This is your chance to tell the world about it.

*Long-time zinester Billy McCall is doing a survey about zine culture and wants everyone involved with zines to participate. 

*Our very own Sara Renberg is touring parts of the east coast and midwest this coming week in support of her Night Sands album. Check out her tour schedule and catch a show!

Spring Equinox Distro Update

NEW ZINES

Bending Spoons: A Field Guide to Ableist Microaggressions- An illustrated guide to the types of questions and comments M. Sabine Rear experiences as a blind woman in public. A crucial read for able-bodied people hoping to better understand the experience of living with a disability. ($3)

Farm & Wilderness Report- Looking at the communal farms that came out of the underground press movement of the 1960s, Farm & Wilderness Report focuses on the entwined histories of Total Loss Farm and Montague Farm. ($4)

Mapping Out Utopia: 1970s Boston-Area Counterculture, Book 2 (Boston)- The second volume of Tim Devin's epic delve into the counterculture movements of the 1970s. Using the greater Boston area as a microcosm, he maps out the diverse manifestations of people organizing, working, and living collectively. ($11)

Minimum Rock + Roll #7- A tiny zine of music goodness. ($1)

Minor Leagues #4- Dreamy comics about road trips, spreading ashes by the unmanned radar station, covering The Wipers, and getting lost in a bog. ($6) 

People & Their Problems #1- An endlessly fun and fascinating zine that reviews celebrity biographies. From Rick James to Three Dog Night, Jayne County to Stevie Nicks. Highly recommended. ($5)

The People's Guide to Portland: Resources & Advice for Solidarity in Our Modern Era- An in-depth resource guide for marginalized people and communities, as well as a succinct and clear guide to being a good ally. A collaboration between Portland nonprofit Know Your City and writer Martha Grover. ($3)

Women Artists Zine- An illustrated introduction to women artists, feminist art, and the problems of the visual art canon. A great read and an essential addition to any zine collection. ($5)

NEW BOOKS, JOURNALS, AND MAGAZINES

Big Big Wednesday, Issue Five- One of the best literary journals around. A gorgeous art object that mixes poetry, photography, fiction, paintings, nonfiction, collage and multimedia art. This issue responds to the theme "Stranger." ($14)

Incandescent: A Color Film Zine, Issue 13- A quiet and haunting new issue of the Incandescent photo zine that looks at what it means to be “brittle string in a big storm.” ($14)

Reverse Flâneur- A graphic novel travelogue of Vienna. Meditating on the visibly disabled body while spending time in museums and being alone in public spaces. Nominated for an Ignatz Award. ($10)

Tattoo Punk, Issue 1- The latest from Ben Trogdon, editor of the legendary Nuts! fanzine. Punk and tattoos. Tons of photos, drawings, zaniness galore. ($10)

Windowcat, Issue One- A new Portland poetry zine/literary journal that's surely bound for greatness. Work from Carl Adamshick, Ross Robbins, and many more. ($5)

PAPER GOODS

Keep Writing Postcard Project Subscription- Gutwrench Press' letterpress postcard and writing prompt project is, at this point, a sacred institution. It's not only gorgeous and singular, but also consistently surprising and inspiring. With a Keep Writing subscription you receive one handmade letterpress-printed postcard each month for one year. ($60)

NEW MUSIC

Ant'lrd- Sleep Drive (Whited Sepulchre Records)- A dreamy joyride of overblown organs and skewed beats. Long-form pieces that mix ambient-drone aesthetics with a loop-based instrumental electronic shimmer. (LP) ($15)

Assholeknife- Nuclear Family Game Night (self-released)- Experimental compositions and improvisations made in rooms full of electronics, toys, and humans. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Braeyden Jae- Fog Mirror (Whited Sepulchre Records)- Fog Mirror builds layers of warm, crackling static into a complex emotional arc. It's a diary of a journey. Drone music that tells a story. (LP) ($15)

Braeyden Jae & Antl'rd- Split Tape- (Whited Sepulchre Records)- Braeyden Jae's sweeping waves of static, hiss, and buried melody meet Ant'lrd's manipulated field recordings and deconstructed church organs. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Diners- Three (Lost Sound Tapes)- Another album of casually-perfect indie pop from Diners. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Duzz- Flesh Costume (Reflective Tapes)- Math-punk at its best from Olympia's Duzz. Sounds a little like Neil Hagerty from Royal Trux fronting Unwound. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Home Tapers, Vol. 1: 1980s-1990s (Why The Tapes Play)- A compilation from the "haze of the cassette revolution." Home recorded music from the 1980s and 1990s stretching from bedroom pop to long-form ambient to lo-fi electronic. (CD) ($9)

Indira Valey- No Me Tengas No Miedo (Antiquated Future Records)- An EP of textural surprises and casual wizardry from Portland's Indira Valey. (Cassette Tape + Digital Download) ($7)

Long Gone- Seven Songs (Reflective Tapes)- Members of hardcore punk bands playing country-tinged indie rock. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Maxi's World- Elliptical Peach (Reflective Tapes)- Maxi's World latest pop-punk/power-pop gem. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Meh- Firsts (Reflective Tapes)- San Francisco's Meh makes messy and perfect lo-fi bedroom pop. Distorted bass and bright guitar lines over drum machine beats. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Pelican Ossman- The Touchstone (Ewe of Now Recordings)- Long-running Portland freak-folk band Pelican Ossman returns with their best yet. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Perfume-V- Bless x4 (Reflective Tapes)- Led by Mac Pogue from Alien Boy and In Flux, Perfume-V nods to Superchunk, Crayon, and Treepeople. Infectious lo-fi power pop out of Portland. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Rabbits to Riches- Hold (self-released)- Power-pop perfection from Philly's Rabbits to Riches. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Sara Renberg- Night Sands (Antiquated Future Records)- Deadpan and vulnerable, grounded and surreal, Sara Renberg's indie-pop songs are small worlds that envelop and surprise. A record about the desire for and fear of intimacy; about being 32, gay, and single. (Cassette Tape + Digital Download) ($5)

Snow Roller- XXL (Reflective Tapes)- An album of addicting, scrappy indie rock from Portland's Snow Roller. Reminiscent of Butterglory, Good Luck, and the Jason Loewenstein side of Sebadoh. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Squill- Bury It (Lost Sound Tapes)- Both restrained and perpetually on the verge of losing control, becoming wild and unhinged, Bury It is an album to sink into and get lost in. Long-awaited! (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Static Savant & Black Hill- Split Tape (Why the Tapes Play)- A split between Spain's Static Savant and Hungary's Black Hill. Folky post-rock instrumentals, bedroom folk, and some unforeseen surprises. (Cassette Tape) ($7)

Ugly Lovers- Flood (Reflective Tapes)- Three pieces of sludgy post-punk from Olympia's Ugly Lovers. (Cassette Tape) ($5)

Vintage Cassette Grab Bag- Now with SIX tapes from our ever-growing collection of pop music and oddities. (Cassette Tapes) ($10)

NEWS

*If you're still in need, we have just a few 2018 calendars + planners left (all marked down to cost!).

*Our dear buddies at Eberhardt Press are, after ten years in their warehouse space, are getting kicked out suddenly due to a crappy developer trying to destroy everything good about Portland. There are fewer more generous, community-oriented businesses than Eberhardt. In addition to being a radical press, they're a print shop who often does affordable work for activist groups, nonprofits, small publishers, record labels, and artists they believe in. If you're able to donate to their Kickstarter to help them relocate, you would be helping some really deserving folks.

*Local comic artist Alex Chiu recently talked to Oregon Public Broadcasting about the aggression he faced while painting a mural that represented his culturally-diverse community in Portland.

*Our friend and vital member of the zine community Alex Wrekk is raising legal-fee funds to combat a lawsuit.

*People have said some really kind words about Sara Renberg's new album, including Various Small FlamesAustin Town Hall, and Autostraddle. She's also done a Hi54lofi Highly Recommended column and Track by Track column for the UK blog Overblown, both of which are very fun.

*We recently lost the great Ursula K. LeGuin. There was no one quite like her. If you're looking to celebrate her life through diving into the works and ideas she left behind, our pal David Naimon (of the great Between the Covers podcast) is releasing a book of his conversations with Ursula through Tin House Books at the beginning of April. Fun fact: She was a zine lover and wrote the introduction to this zine. We also have a few copies left of this tape of music inspired by UKL's Earthsea series, a fun and bizarre tribute to her wild worlds.