Mid-Spring Distro Update


NEW ZINES

A Good Place to Start #1- Seven authors from seven different countries each write about two or three different musicians from their respective countries. ($3)

Last Night at the Casino #11- After five years working the late night shift at the casino, Billy switches to the early morning shift. From nocturnal life to farmer hours. This is a zine about how some things change and some things stay the same. ($3)

Pissing in a River: A Patti Smith Fanzine- A great fanzine that manages to consider Patti as a complex and powerful person, a human making mistakes, and an inspiration, all at once. ($4)

Think Tank DIY #2- Hilarious/ridiculous/awesome ideas that Reggie Martinez wants you to run with. From movies to term paper to cookbooks to band names and beyond. ($2)

Tin Can Telephone #2- Bookselling, disability rights activism, sigils, pirate radio, LaMonte Young and the evolution of the drone. ($3)

Welcome To Your New Life With You Being Happy- Prose poems/poetic prose dealing with love, relationships, sex, bad behavior, basketball, trauma, pop songs, and the Internet. ($7)

What a Beautiful Face: A Neutral Milk Hotel Fanzine- Walking around at night with On Avery Island on headphones, smoking weed from apples, tinnitus and "Two-Headed Boy," and Tolstoy reviews In an Aeroplane Over the Sea. ($4)

NEW MUSIC

Cynosure- Self-Titled- Karp meets Rites of Spring meets Polvo in a brilliant, beautiful head-on collision. Olympia post-hardcore bliss. ($5)

Eleanor Murray- Jazz Demos- An intimate EP of home recorded, jazz-infused folk songs. ($5)

Eleanor Murray- Lost Songs- Lost Songs is a collection of songs that slipped through the cracks. 11 unreleased studio recordings, home recordings, and compilation songs from the last decade. With letterpressed cases made in collaboration with Two Plum Press. ($5)

Richard Album- Richard Goes Cold- Richard Album returns with his most elaborate pop album yet. As usual: Pure genius. Heartbreak's never sounded so sweet. ($5)

The Washboard Abs- Whateverland- The first EP from The Washboard Abs. Brilliant lo-fi bedroom-folk and garage pop.Released by our pals at the Slovakian tape label Z Tapes. ($6)

NEW BOOKS & MAGAZINES

Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying- "In this anthology of Quitter issues 1-6, we see Ramsey battling fear and freedom, history and an uncertain future. There are no hard and fast answers; nothing set in stone besides the guarantee of chaos and troubled waters ahead." ($7)

Selfish, Issue Three: Good Girl- A gorgeous new issue of Selfish that explores the concept of "good girl" through hybrid prose pieces, photo series, paintings, personal essays, and multimedia work. Yumi Sakugawa, Darcie Wilder, Gabi Pérez, Ginger Buswell, Marisa Malone, and 27 other contributors weigh in on so-called goodness. ($20)

Tom Tom Magazine #25: The Health Issue- Janet Weiss, Lisa Schonberg, Aidan Koch, body positive drumming, pregnancy and drumming, moon cycle metronomes, drumming after cancer, drumming after Lyme Disease, yoga for drummers, and so much more.. ($7)

NEW MISCELLANY

Plant More Seeds Poster- A coloring poster by Katie Johnson. ($7)

Read More Books Poster- A coloring poster of (another) one of our favorite reminders. ($7)

Tree Swift Notepad- A tree swift (also called a crested swift). Part of its own family, a cousin of true swifts. On a notepad. ($3)
RESTOCKS

The Best Game Ever (Card Deck) ($8)

Caboose #9: How to Start a Secret Society (Zine) ($3)

Max Ernst Postcard Pack (Postcards) ($5)
Solid Space- Space Museum (Cassette Tape) ($6)
Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture (Chapbook) ($8)

NEWS
*In just a few days we'll be packing up our wares and heading to the Chicago Zine Fest! It's our very first time going, so we're pretty excited. Spread the word.

*We're doing our annual spring cleaning. In addition to some really good grab bags on our Etsy page, we're having a record sale and a book sale on our site with a ton of good stuff marked down for the next few weeks.

*Kelly McElroy at Bitch Media did a great article on food zines that features Portland's own Women of Color zine.

*Tucker Theodore's To Make the Sun Hurt (by far our most talked about release on Antiquated Future Records) just got reviewed on Cassette Gods.

*The new Washboard Abs album on Antiquated Future Records got reviewed in the latest issue of All Magazine.
*Eleanor Murray did a live set on Joshua Redman's long-running 5, 4, 3, 2, Fun! radio show.
*The first single from our pal Stephen Steinbrink's upcoming album had some nice words said about it on Stereogum and Pitchfork. (Also: his excellent Desert Wasn't Welcome LP is temporarily on sale as part of our record sale. Only $7!)
*We're excited to see a new book is on its way this from our buds at Rad Dad and Hip Mama, coming out on PM Press this fall.

*Last week I had this email all drafted and ready to go, but before I could post it Thursday morning I heard the sad news that Prince had passed away. I know some of you reading this originally found us through The Prince Zine and many of you already know my complex obsession with the being that was Prince, so suffice it to say that the news made me put all other concerns to the side for a few days.

The Portland Mercury was kind enough to ask me to write some words about the life of Prince for this week's issue, so I was at least to take some time and reflect. (Prince Zine illustrator and zinester extraordinaire Rachel Lee-Carman was even able to do an illustration for the print version.) Thanks to everyone who reached out these past few days and trusted me to understand what they were going through. It's hard to get used to a world without Prince.
Until next month,
Joshua James
Antiquated Future

Beginning of Spring Distro Update

NEW ZINES

A Dream of Books #3 & 4- A history of amateur press associations, a personal history of self-publishing, and the (real and fictional) libraries of Richard Brautigan. ($3)

Field Notes on the American Sasquatch: A Guide- The lost notes of a Sasquatch enthusiast. Within: Sasquatches in history, Sasquatches in the Bible, finding a Sasquatch, "was Jesus a Sasquatch?", and much more. ($2)
Ghost Pine #13: Boys- The best zine I've read this year. Vignettes about slowly figuring out life alongside boys: First zine, first tattoo, first out-of-town show, first basement punk show, carrying a teething baby in Helsinki, hopping in a tour van, and what it feels like to be a joyous rusted relic on the dance floor. ($3)

A Great and Terrible Golden Age: Movies of the 1930s- Writers and artists look at how well (or poorly) movies of the 1930s hold up under today's gaze. Within: women taking control, the Hays Code, Thin Man drinking games, dubbed Dracula, and some AMAZING Busby Berkeley tribute art. ($5)
Nuts! #18- In this issue of everyone's favorite punk fanzine, the one-and-only Aaron Cometbus writes about his collection of hardcore business cards. Plus interviews, comics, and so much more. ($2)
 
Nuts! Back Issues (The Brooklyn Years)- Back issues of newsprint punk paper madness. These eight issues cover every Nuts! publication since relocating from Olympia to Brooklyn. ($18)
 
Tin Can Telephone #1-  From personal stories to book reviews to a 1964 hometown murder mystery. Plus: 40 years of concerts in New Hampshire, in review form (including Cocteau Twins and Odetta!). ($2.50)
We've Made a Huge Mistake: A Zine About Driving Across the Country With Everything You Own- "There are cities in this country where for 170K you can't even get a realtor to piss in your face, but in Rochester you can buy a house where you can pretend to be a wizard." ($2)
 
Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Women of Folk Music- A completely stunning zine celebrating the women of '50s, '60s, and '70s folk music. A nice mix of well-known, recently rediscovered, and lesser-known artists. Biographies and gorgeous pen and ink drawings for each artist. ($7)
 
NEW MUSIC
Cave Babies- Situational Anxiety- Lo-fi folk-pop gems from Joshua Redman of Watercolor Paintings. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($6)
 
Eleanor Murray- Jazz Demos- Pre-order! Out April 1st. An EP of home recorded jazz-infused folk songs. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Eleanor Murray- Lost Songs- Pre-order! Out April 1st. A collection of 11 unreleased studio recordings, home recordings, and compilation songs from the last decade. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)
Orange Cake Mix- At the Record Shop- Psych-folk bedroom pop gems and futuristic synth interludes from the vast Orange Cake Mix archives. (Cassette) ($6)
Solid Space- Space Museum- A reissue of Solid Space's 1982 minimal wave classic, Space Museum. Both ahead of its time and outside of time, Space Museum is a brilliant work of drum machine-powered post-punk/synth-pop oddness. (Cassette) ($6)
The Washboard Abs- Have U Scanned Ur Club Card?- Gorgeous, textural bedroom pop from Olympia, Washington. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)
Your Heart Breaks- Greatest Hits- 21 of the most loved Your Heart Breaks songs from the last 15 years, re-recorded as playful, dance-pop anthems (Cassette) ($6)

NEW MISCELLANY
Keep America for Americats Buttons- Keep America For Americats, the new campaign from the folks who brought you the ever-popular How to Talk to Your Cat zine series. On a 2" button. Three designs to choose from! ($1/each)

Keep America for Americats Bumper Sticker- An 11" x 3" sticker printed on weather-resistant vinyl. ($4)
Rumi Postcard- "Your old life was a frantic running from silence." - Rumi. A letterpressed postcard by Hope Amico. ($3)
 

RESTOCKS
Basic Paper Airplane Pack (Zine Pack) ($10)
Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Seasons 1-7 (Zine Pack) ($10)
Knife Pleats- Hat Bark Beach (Cassette + Digital Download) ($6)
Tucker Theodore- Kill and Dress (LP + Digital Download) ($15)
We'll Never Have Paris #12 (Zine) ($5)
NEWS

*The long running Papercut Zine Library in Somerville, MA had some pipes burst in this winter's New England storms and are raising some funds to save their library.
*New music to listen to: The first single from Karl Blau's country album has arrived. Stereogum premiered the new album from Reighnbeau. Coin Locker Kid has a new album of brilliantly odd indie industrial. And Sister Grotto just released an incredible new album of minimalist songscapes called You Don't Have to be a House to be Haunted.
*And in music reviews: The new Washboard Abs album has already received some early kind reviews from GoldFlakePaint, ThrdCoast, and Wake the Deaf. Sister Grotto & Braeyden Jae's collaboration on AF Records got a rave (and kind of intense) review on Cassette Gods. And the new Orange Cake Mix (the first release from our pals at Why the Tapes Play) was reviewed on Half-Gifts.
*The Olympia Pop Rocks podcast just celebrated their first year on the air and had Poppet on the birthday podcast.

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Corespondents just took their otherworldly psych-surf instrumentals on tour through Mexico and are now back in their hometown of Seattle getting ready to do a live score for the Japanese horror classic House as part of Northwest Film Forum's Puget Soundtrack series.

*Basic Paper Airplane #10 received a glowing review in the new issue of Broken Pencil.
*Zach (author of Love is Not Constantly Wondering if You're Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life, etc.) was recently the special guest on the Simpsons Podcast.
*And L.A. Zine Fest organizer Rhea Tepp has a new Experience Nothing Together subscription that we highly recommend everyone take part in.

Until next month,
Antiquated Future

Beginning of the Year Distro Update

NEW ZINES
I Know You Know My Heart #3- Grandma's psychic flamingo mirror, Mom's gay friend, healing peanut butter, rude summer people, and the ones who claim they're just like you. ($3.50)

Last Night at the Casino #10- A year of casino dealer stories. Shit-talking, drunk dialing, and so much more. ($3)

Let it Sink #8- In this issue of Let it Sink, "A Short & Inaccurate History of Songs, Sounds, & Imagined Needs," Jim Joyce takes us from punk shows to classrooms, covering French recording history and boiling records. Consistently one of the most intriguing zines running. ($2)
Let it Sink #9/Abstract Door #6- Séances, great rock organists and the police, an HR gargoyle, and much more. ($2)
Punk Rock Glee Club #1- The in-depth story of a community built through acapella punk rock. A history of Chicago's Blue Ribbon Glee Club, as told by Liz Mason (of Caboose zine). Interviews with members, past and present. ($2)

Turntable Operator: 2016 Remix- Dream machine journals and record store tales. Interviews with psych-folk drone musician The Goner, Jim Rao of Orange Cake Mix, and Jude Noel of the Half-Gifts zine/label. Plus a bunch of cassette reviews (including a few Antiquated Future Records releases!).  ($4)
Women of Color #11: Food and Family- A wide variety of voices reflect on food in terms of family (biological and chosen) and community. ($5)

NEW MISCELLANY

2016 Famous Face Calendar- Crawdad Cleveland's annual journey into odd music legends. Only a couple more left! ($7)
Zinester Trading Cards, Series Two- Zine makers, on trading cards.With stats. ($3/pack)

NEW MUSIC
Iji- Whatever Will Happen- An unstoppable danceable indie-pop record. Iji's best yet. (cassette + digital download) ($5)
BACK IN STOCK
2016 Justseeds & Eberhardt Press Organizer ($8 pocket-size/$10 large-size)

The whole series of Bird Pads from Eberhardt Press ($3/each)


Ilse Content #12: The Vienna Issue ($4)

Stolen Sharpie Revolution ($7)

NEWS

*We've recovered enough from the holiday madness to make our annual Bestseller List (where improvisational ambient music tops the charts and positivity reigns supreme).

*Now that we're two weeks into a new year, we've marked all our planners and calendars down. We only have a handful left, so get them while you can.

*In other get-them-while-you-can news: The ever-popular How to Talk to Your Cat Guides are coming out as a book. (Yay!) But that means they're going out of print as zines. (Boo!) We've got some of the last remaining copies, and they're going quick.

*We're working on a couple new Antiquated Future Records releases.
To fundraise for that, we're offering a 20% discount on our Bandcamp. That means digital albums, tapes, records, CDs, lyric books, everything. Use the discount code "friends" as much and as often as you like.
*We'll be in New York in a couple weeks celebrating the release of Sara Renberg's Emily Songs project. Help us spread the word!

*Our own Chask'e Lindgren just released the debut album with his band Cynosure. So good! Post-hardcore bliss.
*In other recent friend releases: lilacs released their debut album, Duchess has an excellent new EP called Satan, and Will Sprott has a new video from his excellent Vortex Numbers album (and somehow we missed this Bamm.tv performance from a few years ago with Upside Drown backing him up).
*Portland's own Aaron Gilbreath just released his book of jazz essays.
*Shana Cleveland wrote an excellent piece about life on the road for The Stranger.
*The one-and-only Karl Blau is in need of some financial help after a fire severely damaged the community music space he runs.

*Our pal Leena Joshi made the cover of Seattle's City Arts magazine.
*Nick Jaina's excellent Get it While You Can memoir (released by our friends at Perfect Day Publishing) was nominated for an Oregon Book Award.
*The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton, the documentary of the one-and-only DTB (whose perfectly bizarre UnAbleTo album came out on Antiquated Future Records a few years ago), is out! It's screening at various festivals in the UK right now. Somebody bring this to the U.S., okay?
*And our buddy Chloe Eudaly, owner of Portland's zine and small press mecca Reading Frenzy, is considering running for City Council. Zinesters for change! We wish her luck.

Until next time,
Antiquated Future

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Holiday Distro Update


NEW ZINES
Ease Your Mind: Herbs for Mental Health- A comprehensive guide to mental health herbalism! Arranged by symptom rather than plant, this guide is easier to use and more accessible than most. Questioning common views on mental health, the zine also offers a lot of words about living in an out of balance world. ($5)

No Place for a Vacation- A Birthright trip to Israel turns into an extended head trip. Leading into the middle of the everyday struggle in Palestine's West Bank and attempting to be a tourist in post-revolution Egypt. ($4)
Nuts! #17- One large newsprint sheet of sheer madness. It's always a pleasure. ($2)

Srviv #3- Short essays on what it takes to get out of bed in the morning. Words by Alice Bag, Alex Wrekk, Joshua James Amberson, Jim Joyce, Kelli Callis, and many more. ($3)

Utopia- Exploring the American utopia by way of dirty punk houses, Jean Baudrillard, and rusty bowling alley signs. ($2)
Where You From: New Hampshire in the '80s- Reflections on life in late '80s/early '90s small town New Hampshire, set against major news events of the time period. From the Challenger explosion to the L.A. Riots to hometown police brutality, Hope covers a lot of ground and does it well. ($3)

NEW PAPER GOODS
2016 Lunar Phase Calendar- A ridiculously gorgeous creation showing the moon rising over night-blooming flowers. Designed by Nina & Sonya Montenegro, printed by Portland's own Eberhardt Press. ($16)
Fill in the Blanks Holiday Newsletter- Brilliantly-styled Mad Libs holiday card from Hope Amico. Letterpressed and already stamped! ($5)
Useful and Sad Postcard- It's Hard to Be Useful and Sad. A letterpress postcard from Hope Amico. ($3)

NEW MUSIC
 
Amy and the Dancebox- Good Report Card- Amy and the Dancebox should be be a household name. New standards of '80s-influenced synth pop. Heartbreak dance party. (Cassette) ($5)

The Bundles- S/T- 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. Now available on vinyl! (LP) ($10)

Deadbeat- The Basement Tracks 3/Kaos the Diva- A tape that goes from quiet folk-pop to experimental noise-pop without either feeling forced or unnatural. Deadbeat is both pop songwriter extraordinaire and destroyer of sound. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Gosh!- S/T- Fuzzy, fun garage rock from Chicago. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Hard Femme- Masculinity and Other Inconveniences- Queer indie pop anthems. A very necessary addition to any tape collection. (Cassette) ($5)
Knife Pleats- Hat Bark Beach- Rose Melberg (of The Softies and Tiger Trap fame) teams up with members of Love Cuts to make an album of twee-punk goodness. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Mandarin Dynasty- The kind of power-pop album that doesn't come around every day. Nods to Billy Bragg, Jonathan Richman, Nick Lowe, and decades of heartbreak pop. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Richard Album- Saturday Night Album- Pure pop brilliance from the one-and-only Richard Album. Bedroom electro-pop of the highest order. Nine originals and the best Luther Vandross cover ever. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

NEW BOOKS

Incandescent, Issue Eight- The newest issue of the Portland photography journal Incandescent brings together photographers from around the world to respond to the theme “Of Time and Light." ($14)

Retrospect: A Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric Zinethology- Selections from the long-running zine Tazewell’s Favorite Eccentric, collected into one smartly-designed paperback book. ($13)
NEW GRAB BAGS

Basic Paper Airplane Pack- All six in print issues of Basic Paper Airplane, wrapped up with an actual paper airplane. ($10)
Bird Pad Pack- Five of Eberhardt Press' famous bird pads. Pocket-size, unlined notepads from paper remnants left over from the paper cutter that are too small to print on. ($10)

Music Grab Bags- Three limited time grab bags. Surprises for the musically adventurous. ($10)

NEWS!

*We'll be in Seattle on December 13th for the 8th Annual DIY Holiday Fair put on by Hollow Earth Radio and the Vera Project. This is one of our favorite events of the year. If you're around, come say hi.
*Correction from the last newsletter: The link we sent out to Corespondents' new video was wrong! Due to a copy and paste error, the link led to a bible sermon video instead of the music video. (Whoops.) Follow the link above for modern dancers briefly traveling the streets of Seattle, and you can also listen to the song on our Soundcloud (and of course buy the whole album over on our Bandcamp page).

*In other music video news: Our Portland buddies Mandarin Dynasty also have a new video from their album Feedback Time. Olympia's Oh Rose has a new video from their album Seven. And (while not brand new) just noticed that Hot Tears has a video off of The Chorus.
*The first single from Sara Renberg's latest Antiquated Future Records album, Emily Songs, was on Birp's November playlist.

*Basic Paper Airplane #9 got some nice reviews in this month's issue of Razorcake and Zine Nation.

*Reighnbeau has been doing some stunning collaborations of late. First a gorgeous collaboration with Sister Grotto (whose new album came out on AF Recs in October) and now two glitchy pop gems with Colleen Johnson (of Silver Shadows and formerly of Upside Drown) on vocals. Highly recommended.

*And this is a chaotic time to be a person in the world. There are no easy answers, but thanks to everyone supporting refugee rights, Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood, and (in any way) trying to make this world a kinder and more just place. You're doing good work. Keep it up.
Until the new year,
Antiquated Future