Holiday times are here. Around the Antiquated Future office, things are a little crazy. So many orders! Which, don't get me wrong, is wonderful, but just a touch overwhelming. There's so much that's new, and we've also been restocking like crazy, so boxes are also stacking up and things are shipping out before they even hit the shelves. It's chaos, but fun chaos.
For those of you placing orders in the next couple weeks: We're going to be shipping orders up until December 22nd. The last day USPS guarantees First Class mail within the U.S. to arrive before Xmas is December 20th, so if you're not on the west coast and you place an order after the 20th, send us an email and we'll see what we can do.
There will be a lot more to say in the weeks to come, and you can of course keep up with these things on our Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and our blog. Here's what new (for now).
2015 Famous Faces Wall Calendar- Paintings of famous faces from a bygone era of music. Featuring early soul, rock n' roll, and rockabilly legends. ($8)
2015 Pocket-Size Moon Calendar- A pocket-size version of the 2015 Moon Wall Calendar. The changing natural world, the daily phases of the moon, and the astrological signs it passes through. ($6)
All My Friends- Snapshots, friends from the distant past, neighbors, being an only child, the beauty and pain of memory. ($2)
Nuts! #14- One large folded sheet of newsprint turns into Brooklyn-by-way-of Olympia's favorite punk paper. ($2)
Paper Radio Reader, 2015 Edition- A selection of articles from Paper Radio. Highlight: the Ecuadorian War of the Worlds! ($3)
Please Be Brave- Mini posters for the adventures of a cat-like protagonist that bravely traverses lands filled with ghosts, crows, vampires, and household odds and ends. ($8)
Proof I Exist #18- Growing up with Midwest homophobia, all the times Billy's been with men, his perspectives on gender, the ways attraction differs for him between genders, and navigating the queer world while in a heterosexual relationship. ($3)
Somnambulist #24- A soundtrack to bravery, the truth about pheromones, summaries of reality TV shows, Ok Cupid, and more. ($3)
To Be Whole is to be Part- Inspiring, fun, heartbreaking, glorious prose poems by Tomas Moniz. Read it and go out into the world feeling ready for anything. ($3)
Where You From #3- Five short stories about leaving and five short stories about returning from Hope Amico. New Orleans after the hurricane, New Hampshire, Boston, Milan. ($2.50)
I Still Believe Anita Hill Postcad- A letterpressed postcard in support of Anita Hill. ($3)
Happy Holidays or Whatever Greeting Card- A seasonal letterpressed greeting card from Kelsey Smith. ($4)
Harriet the Spy Card- The great Harriet the Spy, immortalized on a letterpressed card. ($5)
Merry Merry Greeting Card- Warm weather wishes from letterpress artist Hope Amico. ($4.50)
Santa's Shop is Union Greeting Card- Going union. A seasonal letterpressed greeting card from Kelsey Smith.($3)
Tom Tom Magazine #19: In the Studio- Vezella Joy of Beyoncé, Tuneyards, The Blow, Skating Polly, and more female drummers from around the world. ($6)
Skeleton Cat Sticker- A skeleton cat, bravely crossing bodies of water with a sword. ($1)
Typewriter Cat Sticker- Getting some writing done on a rock in a swamp. ($1)
Ashan- Earth Magic Life Celebration- Pulsing, meditative ambient-pop songs from Sean Conrad (Gkfoes Vjgoaf, Inner Islands). Shimmery layers of sound, chants, and gorgeous vocals from Rosa Beach-Mason. (Cassette + Zine) ($10)
*Sara Renberg's Antiquated Future-released album The Tall Calm was reviewed in the Australian music magazine, BMA Magazine (and was staff writer's Chiara Grassia's album of the year!)
*Briana Marela (whose excellent Speak From Your Heart LP we just restocked) did vocals on a track by Ninja Tune producer Odesza.
*For those of you in Portland, this Friday brings our friend Nik Nerburn to town to show his In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan documentary at the Independent Publishing Resource Center with filmmakers Vanessa Renwick and Georg Kozsulinski.
*And our hearts go out to the families of Michael Brown, Erik Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford, and Tamir Rice. Let's all imagine, and try to work toward, a better and more just future.
Until next month,
Joshua James & Antiquated Future