Antiquated Future Summer Newlsetter


Grub, Issue Two- Food and feelings from the UK zine press, Synchronise Witches (who brought you thePissing in the River Patti Smith fanzine). Travel stories, dinner at Grandma's, eating on a budget, the perspective of a former food critic, and much more. ($4)

Incandescent, Issue Nine- Portland photo zine Incandescent gathers photographers from around the world to respond to the idea of “To Save and To See.” Quiet moments that speak volumes. ($14)

Minor Leagues #1- Simon Moreton's Minor Leagues #1 is a quiet ride through a few countries, travels on foot, video rentals, and a twenty year old snowball fight. Told through comics, sketches, poems, and prose vignettes. ($6)

Punk Rock Glee Club #2- The second issue from Chicago's favorite acapella punk rock glee club! In this issue members write about their relationships to the songs they sing. ($5)

Somnambulist #27: Amsterdam and Portland- This brand new issue of Somnambulist documents a conversation happening between Portland and Amsterdam. Discussions of place, travel, race, language, and privilege. Culture and climate, bikes and cars, joy and heartbreak. ($5)

Somnambulist #20: The Food Issue- A reprint of a Somnambulist favorite. Fun personal food history with recipes. ($3)

Somnambulist #15: Family Meetings- Another reprint of a fan favorite. Martha moves back in with her parents and records the notes of the weekly family meetings. The results, as Martha says in the introduction, are "hilarious, weird, [and] often embarrassing." ($3)

Tendril Wild- Fruit-inspired watercolors by Alicia Dornadic meet body-positive poems steeped in family history by Tomas Moniz. ($5)

The Thread- Part of Rachel Lee-Carman's continuing series of zines, The Thread is a whirlwind of travels, realizations, dance floors, and sunsets. Comes enclosed in a paper bag. ($4)

Tin Can Telephone #3- In praise of growing old, Manos: Hands of Fate, and interviews with cassette solo piano artist Nick Keeling and shortwave radio host Captain Ron. ($2)

We'll Never Have Paris #13: West Coast- A fantastic new issue of We'll Never Have Paris, the journal of all things never meant to be. This time around: Seven writers (including our Joshua James) tell stories about the west coast. ($5)

Women in Sound #2- This issue of Women in Sound zine looks at how place affects the creative process and the idea of "space, and feeling empowered to occupy it." ($5)


Aboriginal Flowers- Impossible Light Source- Jesse Carsten (Half Shadow) and Raf Spielman (Woolen Men) combine to make music that's perfectly unlike other things. Future retro spoken word dance music. (Cassette) ($5)

Appalachian Yard Art- Leave This Hound to Lie on the Pile- Sludgy psych-garage rock meets lo-fi folk aesthetics in an epic four song EP. (Cassette) ($5)

Flying Circles- Of Loving Grace- Colleen Johnson (of Silver Shadows), Evan Hashi (of Shaggy Sample), and Preston Bryant (of AJJ) combine to make angular post-punk pop ecstasy. (Cassette + Digital Download) ($5)

Greg Murray- Self-Titled- Collecting Greg Murray's seven inches and CD EPs from the early 2000s, this tape is a cohesive dose of '60s psychedelia influenced rock and folk-pop. (Cassette) ($6)

Music Grab Bags- A new set of grab bags, with a range of sizes and prices. ($5-$20)

Summer Soul, Vol. 8: Summer Favorites- Our first new soul mixtape in almost four years! 24 songs that cover lover's holidays, breaking points, spells, summer anthems, and much much more. (Cassette) ($5)


Birdhouse in a Boat Postcard- An adorable letterpressed postcard by our pal Hope Amico. ($3)

Fear is the Mind Killer Postcard- Fear is the Mind Killer. A quote from Frank Herbert's Dune. Letterpressed by Hope Amico. ($3)

Makeready Notepad- Blank notepads with covers that were created while readying the offset printer for new jobs. Each makeready notepad is a one-of-a-kind fortuitous work of art! ($5)


Abstract Life- A small book of collages from Fredrick Polizzi (of Robot Octopus Vs. Zombie Teddybear Records). Antique photos meet decades of pop culture past. ($2)


*Our dear friends at the Independent Publishing Resource Center have to relocate due to a 300% rent increase and are fundraising to be able to find a new home. This is a community hub for so many folks, and it's so important for the Portland community and zine/DIY culture as a whole that this organization continue.

*The Flying Circles tape has been getting a lot of love, including a premier on The Big Takeover, a review on Tiny Mix Tape's Cerberus, and a long interview with the band on The Bay Bridged (to name a few). We're so happy people are paying attention because it's a really wonderful album that deserves a much bigger label than our humble bedroom tape digs.

*Our pal Marya Erinn Jones wrote a great piece for Bitch Media about cut and paste zines focusing on women musicians.

*Mandarin Dynasty recently made a new video for the title song from their excellent Feedback Time album with help from the Iji crew (who has a new album coming out) and the direction of Charlie Daugherty (who was one of the creators of the fabulous Moon Diary film).

*Olympia Zine Fest is gathering steam for their fall festivities and just announced the ever-awesomeOsa Atoe (of Shotgun Seamstress zine) as their special guest this year.

*Olympia's new DIY sitcom Bing Bong TV has been releasing their first season over the past month (the first episode features our own Chask'e Lindgren as the professor!).

*And in more Olympia-being-awesome news: the Olympia Pop Rocks podcast has been doing great work of late and just started a new video series.

As all of you know, the past couple months has been filled with more bad news than good. The world is a hard place to be right now. 

*Our community was recently hit by the loss of Geneviève Castrée Elverum, who died this month from cancer. Her music, graphic novels, and community presence made the world a better place to be. Just seeing Ô Paon perform live was earth shaking. Our hearts go out to Phil and Agathe. If you're able to help her family with medical expenses, consider contributing to their GoFundMe campaign.

*On the GoFundMe note: The Pulse Victims Fund is still running, with the hopes of helping all the victims' families, the survivors, and the Orlando community.

Of course, there's so much to read and hear and watch right now. And words are not enough. But here are some things that have helped me make sense of this moment and given me perspective:

-Michelle Alexander's response to the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile shootings and a historical context of systematic oppression.

-Terrell Starr's thoughts on the need for both radical change and self-care in the wake of the shootings.

-Feminist zine scholar Alison Piepmeier's (author of the great book Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism) final newspaper column, written while on hospice care.

-The New York Times article on the international lack of response after the recent attacks in Baghdad, Istanbul, Bangladesh, and across Saudi Arabia.

-Roxanne Gay's piece about what's needed right now and a world beyond allies.

-The Black Lives Matter reading list on Longreads (which includes links to Campaign Zero and thePhilandro Castile Memorial Fund).

-Kiese Laymon's How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America essay collection.

-Alexis Wolf's post-Brexit self-care list.

Let's keep envisioning and working toward a better world together,

Joshua James
Antiquated Future

Mid-Spring Distro Update


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)


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)


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)


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)

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)

*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


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)
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)

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)

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)

*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.

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

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)


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)

Iji- Whatever Will Happen- An unstoppable danceable indie-pop record. Iji's best yet. (cassette + digital download) ($5)
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)


*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 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