Shit's Fucked: A Positivity Guide sell over 800 copies, largely in the period of three days, just from a mention on Reddit. It's taken a bit of overtime to get all caught up, but we're almost back on our feet (though once again sold out of the zine!). Big thanks to Gina for reprinting like crazy, many times over (and into the indefinite future, as well), Molly for addressing endless envelopes, and Chask'e for enduring angry postal employees and customers over the amount of packages he was bringing in. It's definitely been interesting, but nice to be back to a more normal pace.
In other news, Spring is in full effect here in Olympia and we've been
loving it. In time for the season, we recently finished a beginning gardening zine to get you out and growing.
Many good things this go around and more to come soon. Calendar page by Blue & White.
Agatha- Self-Titled (LP) ($10)- 8 tracks from Seattle queer punk champions. Totally awesome. Hand-screened covers.
Divers- Self-Titled (7") ($5)- Anthemic punk from Portland, Or. Guest vocals by Erica Freas (of RVIVR) on the A-side. Color vinyl, hand-screened jackets, real nice.
Dogjaw- Slow to Build (LP) ($10)- Awesomely heavy punk, in a very Northwest way.
Exotic Bird Notepad (Blank Book) ($4)- A bird so exotic it may not even be real. Yellow, unlined paper. 100% recycled and reused materials.
Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek TNG, Season Four (Zine) ($1)- Space cats, home-schooled floating space heads, and stupid diaper baby aliens are but a few of the aliens you’ll meet.
Growing Things: A Guide for Beginning Gardeners (Zine) ($3)-
Feature of the month! A guide for home vegetable gardening. Good for
beginners and intermediate gardeners looking to learn a little more.
Handmade Totebags by Poppet (Bag) ($10)- The first few of many to come. A selection of one-of-a-kind bags. Just available on our Etsy site.
Lost Among These Wonderings (Chapbook) ($3)- A new poetry book from Olympia poet Marisa Malone. Sparse lines that seek to describe the unseen of daily life.
Merchant of Venice Greeting Card (Card) ($2.50)- Two lovers courting in the moonlight. The inside has a Shakespeare verse from Merchant of Venice.
Paper Radio #10/Turntable Operator #1 (Zine) ($4)- From radio culture to train graffiti to vinyl history and beyond.
Skrill Meadow- Hard Water (Tape) ($7)- Imagine lo-fi experimental music, 90’s r&b, and 70’s slow rock going on a date together.
You Are So Beautiful Greeting Card (Card) ($2.50)- A simply beautiful card to express your adoration.
8-Track Mind (Zine) ($3)
Agatha- Nothing is Static (7"+CD) ($6)
Awkward Sex (Zine) ($4.50)
Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek TNG, Season One (Zine) ($2)
Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek TNG, Season Two (Zine) ($1)
Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek TNG, Season Three (Zine) ($1)
Free to Choose: A Women's Guide to Reproductive Freedom (Zine) ($2)
My Love for You is Fathomless (Card) ($2.50)
Paper Radio #7 (Zine) ($2)
Radical Mycology (Zine) ($5)
Shotgun Seamstress #1 (Zine) ($3)
Shotgun Seamstress #2 (Zine) ($3)
Shotgun Seamstress #3 (Zine) ($3)
Shotgun Seamstress #4 (Zine) ($3)
Shotgun Seamstress #5 (Zine) ($3)
V/A- Summer Soul, Vol. 1 (Tape) ($5)
V/A- Summer Soul, Vol. 3 (Tape) ($5)
V/A- Summer Soul, Vol. 5 (Tape) ($5)
Woman on Bike Notepad (Blank Book) ($4)
*For those in Olympia: The Olympia Timberland Library is hosting a zine event on May 24th
with some of our best distro friends and collaborators. Alexis Wolf,
Ariel Birks, Amina Foxdye, Kymberly Walden, Joshua James Amberson will
all be doing readings, followed by some musical sounds by Letters and
Foxdye. Totally free, 7:30pm.
*For those of you in Portland: this coming week also has a Gumar and His Magical Midi Band reunion show on Tuesday, as part of an amazing Dropping Gems showcase at Holocene. As well as two (!) Poppet shows at Boom Bap.
*Foxdye is raising funds on Kickstarter for her new album. But hurry! Only a week to go!
*In more fundraising news, the Collective Tarot folks are raising money
to do a new self-released printing of their tarot deck (which, if all
goes as planned, we'll be carrying come August!). Go to their Kickstarter page for more details.
*DJ Frederick (from the Paper Radio zine) is looking for submissions of zine audio for a radio show he's curating. Which should be awesome.
*Potentially one of the best online zine review sites going, Ravenswing Zines, has been doing a lot of great posts of late. A lot of our catalog is in the mix, too, which is a real honor.
*There was a recent article about the Brooklyn Zine Fest that has interviews with organizers Kseniya Yarosh and Matt Carman (who you may know from the excellent I Love Bad Movies zine). They also give a mention to The Prince Zine in the article.
*Our dear friends over at Bicycle Records have a new website.
*The amazing Alak recently did a great dj set for Dublab.
* And, lastly, May 1st marked the release date for a couple friends who
have been in prison for the last seven years under Patriot Act-era Green Scare
legislation. We'd just like to welcome them back to the Northwest and
give a reminder to us all just how easily our supposed freedom can go
away. Let's all work toward a future that doesn't allow things like the
Patriot Act and the Green Scare to happen.
Until next month,