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Coming out of the ever-burnt out depths of festival culture, this is the fifth volume of everyone’s favorite field guide to the modern incarnations of the hippie. A wide array of breeds are described in detail, for easy identification: the Millenial Tie-Dye, the Crystal Children Cartel, the Adolescent Firetroll, the Free Range Saxophonist, and many more.

32 page, full-color, half-letter size...[ continued ]

Dear Crone is 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, about (according to songwriter Sam Gray), "How they exist within ourselves and how we exist within them. The comfort of their continuance and the awe of their indifference."

Featuring musical contributions from Pamela Margon (Tattered Dress), Andrew Dorsett (Lake), Ariel Page, and Jen Grady (You Are Plural)...[ continued ]

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. 

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Belgian electronic producer Sickboy (the artist who brought such breakcore classics such as "Ganja Bullet" and "Worst Trade Center") returns with Jurassickboys, an amusement-park ride through pop culture's destruction. Released on Portland's own Fukdup Records. 

On translucent yellow vinyl with red and black splatters. Listen on Bandcamp...[ continued ]

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. Within: travels to both sidewalk tarot readings and Mom's Bible study group. There's Grandma's tea readings, palm readings, the roots of the word witch, sipping spells, urban herbal harvests, poems in hollowed-out eggs.

Friends contribute, writing about being Native American in a culture that wants to trivialize the customs and forget the people...[ continued ]

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." 

Includes work from: Hadas Moalem, Jamie Zerndt, Aubrey Gates King, Matt Schumacher, George Ayres, Miranda Hubbard, Heather Alexander, Dylan Stringer, Erik Olson, Adam Alexander, Anna O'Connor, Hanna Litwinowick, and a hot hot series of poems from Sam Lohmann of the great Peaches & Bats literary zine...[ continued ]

A new issue of Zotte Park from zine reviewer and tape labeler Stephen Lazotte. A wide assortment of memories from childhood, laid out old-school perzine style. 

24 page, quarter-size.

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Marked down! Look to the Sea + The Sky: Weekly Planner Any Year is 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. The best part: every page is adorned with a different Doris-y drawing. So lovely.

59 weeks, 128 pages. 5" 1/2 X 8" 1/2, spiral-bound...[ continued ]

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.

Within: a really handy list of things you should check for when renting a room or apartment, the joys of the dollar store, the evils of Teflon, how to dress for real world jobs, preventing and getting rid of moths, and at-home DIY craft projects to unwind after all the adult stuff...[ continued ]

Radical 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.

16 pages, half-letter size.

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