Nuts #11 -Ben Trogdon/Various Artists (Zine) ($4) A HUGE new issue of the Nuts fanzine, the first issue from it's new Brooklyn, NY home. Punk newsprint glory, extra posters, interviews, photos, and so much more. Paper Radio: A Far & Distant Place -DJ Frederick (Zine) ($3) A great issue of Paper Radio! Within: FCC shutdown of Radio Ronin; BBC Radio past and future; Radio Moscow history; Radio Romania today, a printer's recollections of the songs of his youth from the 40s, 50s, and 60s; Radio Antarctica; and 50 years of Doctor Who. Portable Fortitude -Corina Dross (Cards) ($20) An amazingly beautiful deck of cards by Portland artist Corina Dross. Designed with the flexibility to be anything you want them to be - from a simple, smartly-designed, poker deck to talismans for your altar. Being used for everything from tarot to writing prompts. Comes cello-wrapped in a lovely tuck box with hand-drawn and lettered artwork. View all 54 images.
The long-awaited new release from Portland's Fkdp Records. Hyperfocus takes old school breakcore stylings and updates it. Intricate, heavy, and melodic. Well-produced post-industrial chip-breaks throughtout.
*The premiere of Valencia, a series of short films (one of them by the amazing Jerry Lee!) based on Michelle Tea's book, is coming to San Francisco on June 21st and hopefully the rest of the world soon.
*In other vinyl news, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry says last year was the biggest year for vinyl sales in 15 years! Which is awesome. In honor of this (not really, but by chance), we've been building up and restocking our selection of LPs and7"s over the last month.
*The LA Zine Fest has just started a Zine Recommendations feature, where zine makers and distros give their latest favorites. In the next week or two we'll be contributing to it, which will be fun.
*And finally, we're putting in our vote for Mend My Dress as the best distro of late! They're an amazing press, of course, but have built up an equally amazing selection in their distro. Definitely check it out.