New for the Holidays

NEW ZINES

All Together: A Primer for Connecting to Place + Cultivating Ecological CitizenshipAll Together asks us to think about our relationship with community, place, plants, climate, food, and land. She asks us to consider how we relate (consciously or unconsciously) with the watershed and ecosystem we live in, and helps us figure out how we can know the place we live more intimately. ($5)

Buried: A Zine About Grief and Digging Out- Both a memoir of losing parents and a guide to dealing with grief, Nicole Worthington's Buried is tender, heartbreaking, and uplifting, all at once. ($5)

Clock Tower Nine #14- In an attempt to figure out the last record he would ever sell, Danny Noonan writes the story of a skittish teenager’s discovery of punk that leads him to house shows and eventually a move across the country. ($2.50)

The Complete Speculative Red Hot Chili Peppers Fan Fiction (Second Edition)- After a long absence, the second edition of Chase Kamp's TCSRHCPFF is finally herea gloriously odd collection of interlinked short stories based on the lives and careers of past and present members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. ($6)

Drink More Water, Be More Honest: 30 Lessons From My 20s (Second Edition)- A brand new printing of this fabulous zine from the ever-wise Sarah Mirk. A must-read zine for anyone, at any age. ($4)

Fear, Safety, & Femmes- In a series of interviews with queer women and non-binary folks, Fear, Safety, & Femmes examines what safety looks like. ($5)

The Hid Are Out: A Tribute to The Breeders- Told through short personal stories, the zine is a heartfelt tribute to the band and an example of how music can change the course of a person's life. ($3)

Offerings of Grace & Mischief #13- Part of our ongoing effort to stock everything Rachel Lee-Carman. Art studios, nettles, crows, good friends, the year of the horse, folk bands, a survey of winter vegetation, and so much more. ($5)

Proof I Exist #28- Juxtaposing his brother's substance abuse issues with his own aversion to substances, Proof I Exist #28 becomes a short memoir on family and addiction that's heart-felt and curious. ($2)

Sword Loser- The new game from story-game creator Jackson Tegu. Sword Loser is the story of a lovable rake named Tyngauld who has a bad habit of losing swords. With a group of friends, you create the stories behind his recent acquisitions and losses. ($5)

Tattoo Punk- The second issue of this high-energy, full-color cut-and-paste tattoo fanzine. The latest project from Ben Trogdon, editor of the legendary Nuts! fanzine. ($10)

Things Men Have Told Me About My Body- A collection of anecdotes and stories from 30+ anonymous contributors who have had men make wildly inappropriate statements about their bodies. ($5)

Tranquility, or The Virtue of Realizing Your Self-Worth- In Tranquility, C├ęsar Ramirez takes on a wide array of life experiences in a small amount of space. Within: the day John Wayne shot his dad, being a teacher of color, and finding pride in a name that no one can quite say. ($5)

Under Pressure: Herbs For Resilience- Looking at the physiology of stress, the zine is a holistic guide to surviving an unhealthy culture. ($10)

Wanderer, Issue #5: A Perzine About Home, Mental Health, Self Care & DIY Music- Within: road trips, house shows, gender identity, zine mazes, and odes to initiators of fun. As well as finding ways through depression and panic attacks and hard times. ($5)

When Death Knocks- A personal zine written by Death himself. Or, more specifically, written by a lowly "Transition Officer" working for the agency of Death. A morbid and tender piece of writing from the postmortem zine scene. ($3)

Where You From #6: Home Is- Combining her long-running Keep Writing postcard project, a community art grant, and a zine series about the idea of home, Hope Amico asked people in the summer heat of New Orleans to write about how they define home. ($5)

Women in Sound #1- The issue that started it all, in stock here for the very first time. The highlight: a conversation with the legendary home recording artist Linda Smith. ($5)

NEW BOOKS

Everyday Mythologies by Joshua James Amberson- A sideways glance at the mundane myths that make up our lives. Or: three personal essays about collecting, cars, and dads (that are also about gender, masculinity, and strength). ($8)

The Frustratingly Insufficient Gatsby by Jackson Tegu- Playful, absurdist, and description obsessed, this is a wild and bizarre ride through the mind of story-game writer Jackson Tegu. It's weird fun for fans of Italo Calvino, Gertrude Stein, and Alejandro Zambra. ($10)

Stranger in the Pen by Mohamed Asem- The latest from Perfect Day Publishing, Stranger in the Pen "examines the burden of being disconnected from one's homeland, unpacks the emotional toll of racial profiling, and illuminates the quietly surprising ways in which grief can change one's life." ($10)

NEW PAPER GOODS & MISCELLANY

2019 Lunar Phase Calendar Poster- An annual favorite. The lunar phases among night-blooming flowers by Nina and Sonya Montenegro of The Far Woods. ($18)

Curtains Sticker- A cat with a knife, sneaking out from under a curtain of leaves. From Deth P. Sun. ($1)

Metallic Eagle Owl Notepad- The latest from Eberhardt Press' legendary bird pad series: An eagle owl, metallic and properly intimidating. ($4)

NEW MUSIC

Sabriel's Orb & John Atkinson- Split Tape- Two sides of textural ambient synthscapes from some masters of minimalism. Sabriel's Orb is the latest project from Willow Skye-Biggs (Stag Hare, ariel) and John Atkinson is a film composer, formerly of the Brooklyn hypnogogic-pop group Aa. ($7)

The Washboard Abs Tape Pack- All three full-length cassettes (w/ download codes) from The Washboard Abs, for only $10. Part of a month-long benefit for Real Rent Duwamish. ($10)

The 2018 Bestsellers List

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MISCELLANY

New for November

NEW ZINES

Farm & Wilderness Report Zine #1- A deep dive into the communal farm movement and underground press movement of the 1960s and early '70s. ($5)

For Your Health: Making Sense of American Health Insurance- Anna Jo Beck provides a primer to health insurance in the United States—in all its complex, ever-changing, inhumane glory. ($6)

Hippie Watching in North America, Volume 5- Coming out of the ever-burnt out depths of festival culture, this is the fifth volume of everyone’s favorite humorous field guide to the modern incarnations of the hippie. ($7)

Know Your Vote: A Workbook to Get to Know Your Elected Officials- A workbook zine from Anna Jo Beck that seeks to help you make sense of the United States voting system and political structures. A much-needed guide for anyone left confused by the (often ridiculously complex) American systems of democracy. ($5)

A Light That Never Goes Out- An epistolary zine from Jonas (Fixer Eraser) and Julia Eff about mortality and carrying on in the face of serious health and mental health issues. Raw, real, and filled with ghosts. ($3)

Syndicate Product #24.0: Unrecommended Reading- One of the all-time great compilation zines, returns with Unrecommended Reading. Ten contributors write about the books that disappointed, angered, or otherwise drove them nuts. ($4)

Tin Can Telephone #5- As always, a delightful hodgepodge of curious bits and unsung projects. Within: an introduction to filk music, a history of the Indian Stream Republic, and much more. ($4)

The Thread #16- An expert in stirring opposing energies and forces into the same pot, Rachel Lee-Carman's zines are always unlike anything else; an experience all their own. Grandma's tea readings, palm readings, the roots of the word witch, sipping spells, urban herbal harvests, poems in hollowed-out eggs. ($5)

Windowcat, Issue Two- The second issue of the Portland poetry zine Windowcat, "an ongoing collection of words dedicated to furthering the reach of poetry and spreading the infinite variations of language-play that can exist." ($5)

Zotte Park #2- From zine reviewer and tape labeler Stephen Lazotte. A wide assortment of memories from childhood, laid out old-school perzine style. ($2)

NEW MUSIC

Appalachian Yard Art- Patina- In a catalog rich with psych-folk gems, Patina is one of Appalachian Yard Art's best. Strange and playful, the album traverses a broad sonic and emotional range. (cassette + digital download) ($5)

Reighnbeau- Slight EP- Six off-kilter love songs—sparkling pieces of art-pop music for voice, electronics, acoustic guitar, and autoharp. (cassette + digital download) ($5)

Sickboy- Jurassickboys- Belgian electronic producer Sickboy returns with Jurassickboys, an amusement-park ride through pop culture's destruction. Released on Portland's own Fukdup Records. (LP + digital download) ($15)

Tucker Theodore- LSG- The latest from Tucker Theodore is an album of ten instrumentals in two movements that pushes his singular psych-folk sound into a near post-rock expansiveness. (cassette + digital download) ($5)

Various Artists- Covers Project 1: Wintergatan- For the first volume of Why the Tapes Play Records' Covers Project series, nine artists interpret work from Swedish electro-folk band Wintergatan. A wide range of reinventions—from solo kalimba to chamber-pop to oddball electronic. (cassette) ($6)

Woolen Warrior- Dear Crone- The latest from Olympia's Woolen Warrior. With its expansive take on sparse Northwest indie folk (think early Pedro the Lion or Damien Jurado), Dear Crone is an album about cycles. Featuring musical contributions from Pamela Margon (Tattered Dress), Andrew Dorsett (Lake), Ariel Page, and Jen Grady (You Are Plural). (cassette) ($10)

NEW PAPER GOODS

Look To The Sea + The Sky: Weekly Planner Any Year- A build-your-own planner from Cindy Crabb of Doris zine. Weekly spreads with days of the week that you can fill in the dates of whenever you choose to begin. ($13)

Pedal-Propeller Graph Paper Notepad- A graph paper notepad made from recycled/reused materials. ($5)

Spider Sketchpad- A spider looking out through its nest. ($4)

NEWS

-In December, we'll be at the Publication Fair at the Ace Cleaners in Portland on December 19th, and (hopefully) the DIY Holiday Fair in Seattle on December 2nd.

-Our own Joshua James Amberson will be releasing a chapbook of personal essays with Two Plum Press this month and there will be a joint release party at the IPRC here in Portland on November 30th.

-Eugene's Euzine Comics & Zine Fest is on November 10th.

-Local writer and journalist and Sex from Scratch author Sarah Mirk just put out a new graphic novel called Open Earth.

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.