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Last copy! A Why the Tapes Play compilation from the "haze of the cassette revolution." Home recorded music from the 1980s and 1990s stretching from bedroom pop to long-form ambient to lo-fi electronic.

Featuring sounds by KDA, Eric Gaffney & Friends, Nightcrawlers, Heather Perkins, Linda Smith, James T. Rao (of Orange Cake Mix), Kathy King, and Mark Kisinger.

An hour and twenty of minutes of awesomeness! Beautifully designed CDR in DVD case with insert...[ continued ]

The latest from Ben Trogdon, editor of the legendary Nuts! fanzine. Within the first issue of Tattoo Punk Fanzine are interviews with musicians Carla Wolff (of Sister Anne), Nadia Buyse (of Dubais) and Joe (of Urchin). Interviews with tattoo artists Spider Sinclair, Lauren O'Connor, and Christina Gemora. Features on Chi (Blu Anxxiety, Ex-Anasazi), Nay (La Misma), Heather Benjamin, and Sully (Street Fever)...[ continued ]

A new Portland poetry zine/literary journal that's surely bound for greatness. In this, the first issue, there's poetry from: Carl Adamshick (author of Saint Friend), Ross Robbins, Aimee Lopez, John Koch, David Midkiff, Heidi Elise Sellick, Yin-Lai Brenda Chung, Jessica Moore, Majesty Snowbird, Jake Ayres, John Alkek, Ariel D'Souza, Kristen Rian, and Rodney Koeneke. Plus an essay on the poetry of Jim Jarmusch's Paterson...[ continued ]

A quiet and haunting issue of the Incandescent photo zine that looks at what it means to be “brittle string in a big storm.”

Work from: Krasimira Butseva, Carmen Colombo, Kristin Dillon, Yael Eban, Lorena Endara, Yoav Friedlander, Juan Giraldo, Juliane Herrmann, Martin Holik, Hannah Nikkelson, Joaquin Palting, Sarah Pfohl, June Tay Sanders, Rhombie Sandoval, Dakota Sumpter, and FeiFan Zhang...[ continued ]

In this, the fifteenth installment of We'll Never Have Paris (the literary zine of all things never meant to be), writers tackle the sprawling mess that is America. 

Essays from Andria Alefhi, Lisa Fenger, Carol Wierzbicki, PF Dumanis, Adrienne Robillard, Sheetal Singh, A.M. Black, and M.P. McCune. Art by Annie Galvin and Gabriel Liston.

48 pages, quarter-size.

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A tribute album to lo-fi bedroom folk pioneer Linda Smith. A much-deserved 19-track compilation with covers and interpretations from Rose Melberg, Christina Scheneider, Silly Pillows, Keel Her, and many more.

Released on Lost Sound Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp.

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Part art journal, part music magazine, part old-school variety zine, Canvas & Cassette has a little something for everyone. Full-color art throughout, interviews with cover artist Ariana Sauder, the Fem Foundry arts collective, and musician Gabrielle Marlena. Plus: a spotlight on Montréal muralist Mono Sourcil, the anatomy of a music video, and much more.

28 pages, half-letter size, perfect-bound...[ continued ]

A split between long-running lo-fi heavyweight Orange Cake Mix and some of the artists that love him. Seven songs from OCM, fourteen covers from folks like: A Journey Of Giraffes, Hifi Envelope, Capitano Merletti, William Elmore Wiltshire, The Journals Kept, Tremolo Ghosts, Mud Pie Sun, Tapes & Tubes, Nolan Kurtz.

Released on Why the Tapes Play. Limited-edition CD, 20 copies, hand-numbered, comes with liner-note booklet with essays and interviews...[ continued ]

A new issue of Women in Sound zine is always cause for celebration. But this one is perhaps the best yet. Interviews with three of our favorites: Mirah Zeitlyn (as in, indie-pop goddess Mirah), Laetitia Tamko (of Vagabon), and legendary Prince recording engineer Susan Rogers (!?!). It's nuts.

If that's not enough, there's also interviews with Dana Wachs (of Vorhees), Rachel Alina, Felix Walworth (of Told Slant), TRNSGNDR/VHS, and Leslie Gaston-Bird...[ continued ]

Filling the Void looks at people's various paths to recovery—the assorted ways it can look and the range of things it can mean in a person's life. Focusing on how recovery can happen in the absence of dogma (whether spiritual or straight-edge) and also how it works differently for everyone, Filling the Void is essential reading for everyone, regardless of relationship to alcohol or substances...[ continued ]