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Stuart Cosgrove

Young Soul Rebels - A Personal History Of Northern Soul

    SUMMARY
    Nothing will ever compare to the amphetamine rush of my young life and the night I was nearly buggered by my girlfriend’s uncle in the Potteries... The opening line of Stuart Cosgrove’s Young Soul Rebels sets up a compelling and intimate story of northern soul, Britain’s most fascinating musical underground scene, and takes the reader on a journey into the iconic clubs that made it famous – The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and Cleethorpes Pier – the bootleggers that made it infamous, the splits that threatened to divide the scene, the great unknown records that built its global reputation and the crate-digging collectors that travelled to America to unearth unknown sounds.

    The book sweeps across fifty years of British life and places the northern soul scene in a social context - the rise of amphetamine culture, the policing of youth culture, the north-south divide, the decline of coastal Britain, the Yorkshire Ripper inquiry, the rise of Thatcherism, the miners’ strike, the rave scene and music in the era of the world wide web. Books have been written about northern soul before but never with the same erudition and passion. Young Soul Rebels nails a scene that is as popular today as it was in its heyday in the 1970s.

    AUTHOR
    Stuart Cosgrove, originally from Perth, was a fanzine writer on the northern soul scene before joining the black music paper Echoes, as a staff writer. He became media editor with the NME and a feature writer for a range of newspapers and magazines. A graduate of Hull University, he completed a PhD in modern American theatre history. In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards and in 2012 he won numerous awards including a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award for Channel 4’s coverage of the London Paralympics 2012.

    Brix Smith Start

    The Rise, The Fall, And The Rise

      The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start.

      Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerful and influential anti-authoritarian postpunk band in the world – This Nation's Saving Grace, The Wonderful and Frightening World Of ... – Brix spent ten years in the band before a violent disintegration led to her exit and the end of her marriage with Mark E. Smith.

      But Brix's story is much more than rock 'n' roll highs and lows in one of the most radically dysfunctional bands around. Growing up in the Hollywood Hills in the '60s in a dilapidated pink mansion her life has taken her from luxury to destitution, from the cover of the NME to waitressing in California, via the industrial wasteland of Manchester in the 1980s.

      What emerges is a story of constant reinvention, jubilant highs and depressive ebbs; a singular journey of a teenage American girl on a collision course with English radicalism on her way to mid-life success on TV and in fashion.

      Too bizarre, extreme and unlikely to exist in the pages of fiction, The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise could only exist in the pages of a memoir.

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Book Info: 480 pages. 15.2 x 2.9 x 23.2 cm

      Ugly Things

      #41 Spring 2016

        Our headlining cover story this issue is an expansive interview with John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful. Sebastian opened up to reveal behind-the-scenes tales about the band’s formation, the making of their first three albums, a hashish-fueled meeting of the minds in London with George Harrison and Brian Jones, the drug bust that tore the band apart, and much more. Also on the cover: Dutch blues rock eccentrics Cuby + the Blizzards, and Toronto garage punk icons The Ugly Ducklings, both the subject of in-depth features.

        This issue also includes interviews with Elliott Murphy, Lemmy, Moulty of the The Barbarians, cult folk singer Huckle, and stories on The Beachnuts (“My Iconoclastic Life”), The Bobby Patrick Big Six, and songwriter Suzannah Jordan, a tribute to David Bowie, and the latest installment in Cyril Jordan’s ongoing Flamin’ Groovies saga. Also, as always, our extensive review sections, our readers’ go-to consumers’ guide to all the latest vinyl and CD reissues and rock‘n’roll-related books.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Magazine Info: Perfect bound / full-colour glossy cover.

        Wax Poetics

        #64 - Yo! MTV Raps / The Internet

          Yo! MTV Raps
          Exploding onto cable television in August 1988, Yo! MTV Raps was a huge hit because it was necessary. Perhaps the most potent catalyst in hip-hop’s infiltration of the mainstream, Yo! beamed future superstars and regional rap heroes alike into living rooms for the first time ever.

          The Internet
          Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians have emerged from production, engineering, and DJing roles within the Odd Future crew to claim their own stake in this new movement of Black musical expression. Originally intended to be a Neptunes-like production team, their collective, named the Internet, is now a full-fledged band with Syd taking lead vocal duties. Their third album, Ego Death, doubles down on their questioning of what it means to be young, gifted, and Black in America.

          Kashif
          After a stint as keyboard player with B.T. Express, Brooklyn’s Kashif turned to writing and producing for other artists, infusing synthesizers into R&B and taking the post-disco genre into a modern boogie wonderland.

          Mary Wilson
          After Florence Ballard and Diana Ross left the Supremes, last remaining original member Mary Wilson found that her love for performing was enough to keep the name going into a new era of hits.

          Also: R&B wild child Miguel; blue-eyed soul crooner Bobby Caldwell and producer Jack Splash team up as Cool Uncle; soulful folk singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd; modern-funk synth wiz kid Brian Ellis; pop-art-soul act Twin Shadow; new blue-eyed-soul/rock duo Young Gun Silver Fox; and Philly’s Sigma Sound Studios.

          Blind Alfred Reed

          Appalachian Visionary

            Born blind on June 15, 1880, in Floyd County, Virginia, Alfred Reed grew up on a West Virginia farm. In the 1920s, when radio became available in his area, Alfred listened to and enjoyed performances by several of the era’s popular singers. Alfred would purchase songbooks and hymnbooks, and his wife Nettie would read the lyrics to him. Because the songs he learned from others did not always express aspects of what he was thinking, feeling, and experiencing, Alfred felt compelled to compose his own songs, and he was exceptionally talented in this endeavor—a craftsman with many things to say. Relying upon his talent to generate money, he gave music lessons, performed at dances and various social and church gatherings, sold printed copies of his own lyrics, and, in 1927 and 1929, made the commercial recordings included on this set. 

            The Wire

            Issue 386: April 2016

              Cecil Taylor: As he prepares to take up residency during New York Whitney Museum’s exhibition devoted to his work, free music’s most uncompromising piano great shares words of wisdom with Phil Freeman

              Mike Cooper: The colourfully shirted and widely travelled UK guitarist, whose work spans exotica, blues and ambient, explains his wanderlust to Clive Bell

              J Dilla Primer: The reputation of beatmaker/rapper James Dewitt Yancey has shown no sign of diminishing in the ten years since his death. Jordan Ferguson presents a user’s guide to his ever-expanding catalogue

              Eartheater: The cyborgian ecstasies of Guardian Alien’s Alexandra Drewchin unite the animal with the mechanical. By Chal Ravens

              Bites:
              Linafornia:
              The battle-winning Los Angeles beat scientist gets old spool. By Daisy Hyde
              Beep: Film maker Karen Collins tracks the history of video game sounds. By Sara Drake
              Hanna Silva: The Birmingham artist breaks language open from the inside. By Julian Cowley
              Signor Benedick The Moor: Epically inclined DIY maverick exceeds to succeed. By Joseph Stannard

              Global Ear: In the tiny village of Pigna, a family of musicians and artists kickstarted a Corsican cultural revival through its makeovers of traditional song. By Alessandro Michelucci

              Invisible Jukebox: Glasgow’s Golden Teacher learn a lesson or two from Stewart Smith The Inner Sleeve: Susanna on Tod Dockstader’s Eight Electronic Pieces Epiphanies: Tresor founder Dimitri Hegemann recalls Berlin’s techno revolution as the underground institution celebrates its 25th anniversary

              On Screen: Paul Marchand & Stephen Kijak’s Jaco: The Film Print Run: Norient’s global perspectives on new music, Jonny Trunk’s library favourites, Scandinavian jazz, Tiny Tim, and more

              On Site: Charlemagne Palestine in the Netherlands, Matt Copson in London

              On Location: L’Ocelle Mare, Sonica 2016, This Is Not This Heat, Jerusalem In My Heart, Actress with The London Contemporary Orchestra, and more

              Soundcheck:

              Louise Gray on PJ Harvey, Tristan Bath on Chicago label Hausu Mountain, Simon Reynolds on Kanye West, Rob Young on Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Peter Shapiro on Larry Levan.

              Plus: Anenon, Babyfather, Bang! Bros, The Body, The Body & Full Of Hell, Boreal Network, Boris with Merzbow, Gonçalo F Cardoso & Ruben Pater, Clark, Dalhous, eMMplekz, Mats Erlandsson, Future, Freddie Gibbs, Gnod, Golden Teacher, Händer Som Vårdar, Davey Harms, Tim Hecker, The Heliocentrics, Tim Hodgkinson, Horse Lords, Immix Ensemble & Vessel, Ital Tek, C Joynes & Nick Jonah Davis, Kerridge, Konono No 1, Kowton, Lamont, Thomas Lehn/Richard Scott/Axel Dörner, Linus + Økland/Van Heertum, Daze Maxim, Memotone, Not Waving, Pharoah Chromium, Francis Plagne, Iggy Pop/Tarwater/Alva Noto, Radiator Greys, Colin Stetson, Susanna, Lloyd Swanton, Trembling Bells, Wormed, Miki Yui

              The Columns by Joseph Stannard, Joe Muggs, Steve Barker, Kek-W, Francis Gooding, Jack Law, Daniel Spicer, Jim Haynes

              Size Matters by Byron Coley

              The Boomerang: Craw, Herbie Mann, Chris Marker , Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band, Mood II Swing, Blind Alfred Reed, The Third Eye Foundation, Träd, Gräs Och Stenar

              Lydia Lunch

              From The Page To The Stage - Stitched Edition

                "From The Page To The Stage" is a workshop led by writer, performer and provocateur Lydia Lunch. During Lydua's Samarbeta Residency in October 2015 she led two workshops with 30+ participants. "From The Page To The Stage" is about artistic empowerment and motivation. This publication contains poetry and short stories from the participants of the workshops alongside some original work written by Lydia Lunch, accompanied by the audio from the live show as Islington Mill on 3rd November 2016. Lydia Lunch needs very little introduction: the queen of no-wave (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks), artist, writer and poet. She has produced spoken word records, curated performance series, worked with dozens of luminaries in film, music and literature. She has written five books, released over thirty LPs and continues to be a driving force in art, music, literature and performance, proving to be one of the most daring artists of the current era. Samarbete is a residency program run by Rivca Burns (Sounds From The Other City) and Emma Thompson (Fat Out) specifically aimed at musicians. An artist run program with the aim of giving musicians time away from everyday to further their creative practice. 

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                CD & Book Info: Super deluxe, hand stitched edition of 100. Also comes with download code and CD

                Lydia Lunch

                From The Page To The Stage

                  "From The Page To The Stage" is a workshop led by writer, performer and provocateur Lydia Lunch. During Lydua's Samarbeta Residency in October 2015 she led two workshops with 30+ participants. "From The Page To The Stage" is about artistic empowerment and motivation. This publication contains poetry and short stories from the participants of the workshops alongside some original work written by Lydia Lunch, accompanied by the audio from the live show as Islington Mill on 3rd November 2016. Lydia Lunch needs very little introduction: the queen of no-wave (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks), artist, writer and poet. She has produced spoken word records, curated performance series, worked with dozens of luminaries in film, music and literature. She has written five books, released over thirty LPs and continues to be a driving force in art, music, literature and performance, proving to be one of the most daring artists of the current era. Samarbete is a residency program run by Rivca Burns (Sounds From The Other City) and Emma Thompson (Fat Out) specifically aimed at musicians. An artist run program with the aim of giving musicians time away from everyday to further their creative practice. 


                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  CD & Book Info: Beautifully presented full colour publication with audio CD and download

                  Wax Poetics

                  #55 - Daft Punk / De La Soul Issue

                    Issue 55 celebrates exploration. French duo Daft Punk are redefining modern dance music by bringing the musicians back. Hip-hop legends De La Soul keep the team together even after twenty years in the game.

                    Contents: Daft Punk, De La Soul, Nile Rodgers, Teddy Riley, Slum Village, Gino Soccio, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Waajeed, Jack Bruce, Lady, Ava Luna, BLKKATHY.

                    Wax Poetics

                    #51 - The Hip-Hop Issue (Nas / Danny Brown Cover)

                      Wax Poetics

                      #42 - July 2010 R&B Issue

                        D’Angelo and Barry White or Erykah Badu and Gil Scott-Heron are our split  cover stars for issue 42. In-depth features on Barry White, D’Angelo, Gil Scott-Heron, Erykah Badu, how Melvin Bliss’ "Synthetic Substitution" helped pattern the sound of hip-hop, songwriter Ernie Hines, wah-wah pedal inventor Del Casher and the innovative guitarists who pioneered its use, Bilal, The Bamboos, Curtis Mayfield, and a whole lot more.

                        Wax Poetics

                        #49 - September / October 2011 The Latin Issue

                          Pianist Eddie Palmieri is a true Latin-music visionary. His complex rhythmic compositions and daring improvisation put him at the forefront of musical icons who challenged conventional limitations. Though steeped in the Afro-Cuban tradition, Palmieri has always pushed the boundaries and in the process reinvented the sound of the Latin dance band.

                          From the late 1950s to present day, doo-wop and sweet soul has been the unofficial soundtrack of the Chicano experience. Coming out of a landscape of racial inequality, Chicano lowriders found that these sentimental R&B ballads spoke volumes. Staying close to their roots, Chicanos have kept the tradition of Lowrider Oldies alive, breeding heavyweights in the record-collecting scene in the process.

                          Ultimately, the greatest salsa band of all time, the Fania All-Stars, took the all-star tradition to the big leagues. From tiny clubs to Yankee Stadium, this dream team of clutch players hit it out of the park, cut after cut.

                          Vibraphonist Cal Tjader was one of the first American jazz musicians to embrace Latin music. He played with notable percussionists Armando Peraza, Willie Bobo, and Mongo Santamaria early in his development. He covered Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo’s famed “Guarachi Guaro” in 1955 and made it his own in 1965 as “Soul Sauce.”

                          Also Includes: Harlem River, Drive Speed Records, Helado Negro, Bio Ritmo and Joe Arroyo Y La Verdad Re:discovered.

                          Wax Poetics

                          #57 (Janelle Monae / Jody Watley Cover)

                            Not everyone fits in with the mainstream. Some are born to be different. They are misfits, individualists, outsiders, and eccentrics that let their freak flags fly. Yet they have found a way to thrive on their own terms, transcending barriers of categorical concepts and popular expectations.

                            Janelle Monáe eschews the prosaic biographical trappings in favor of the science fiction of alter-ego android Cindi Mayweather, believing that robots represent an otherness. She is seemingly at odds with current R&B radio, yet she was signed by Diddy and has found crossover success. Jody Watley did not want to be an industry puppet. She broke free, joined forces with like-minded superfreak André Cymone, and established herself as an artist who took control of all aspects of her public persona from songwriting to style. Todd Rundgren embraced all styles. Butterfly-wing eyelashes and feather boas. Rock and roll and rhythm and blues. And he often did everything by himself. Songwriting, playing all the instruments, engineering. He even produced other outcasts like the New York Dolls, and went on to influence countless modern misfits. Souls of Mischief busted out of Oakland with their own style. Surrounded by gritty streets and street players, the rap quartet was instead playful and thoughtful, winning a lifelong audience based on brains, wit, and individuality. Some consider Earl Sweatshirt the weird one of Odd Future. That should tell you something. But in reality, he’s just an outsider, the weight of his intellect making him different than most rappers today. He has a way with words that most poets would kill kings for. He joins the long line of artists that represent the ideal musical other, what true fans long for when wading through depths of mainstream drivel.

                            Wax Poetics

                            #56 (Little Dragon / Hiatus Kaiyote Cover)

                              Cover 2 (Little Dragon b/w Hiatus Kaiyote) celebrates the Wide World of Soul, representing Sweden and Australia, as well as Scotland (Average White Band), Jamaica (Cultural Roots), Romania (Rodion G.A.), and Japan (Shintaro Sakamoto). Also included: disco remixer John Morales and Bruce Lee soundtracks.

                              Wax Poetics

                              #60 (Blondie / SZA Cover)

                                Cover Stories: Blondie, SZA
                                - Onyx
                                - Raekwon (Only Built For Cuban Linx)
                                - Robert Crumb
                                - Harvey Mason
                                - Marsha Ambrosius
                                - Eddy Senay
                                - Budos Band
                                - Taylor McFerrin
                                - Fatima
                                - Stick Against Stone
                                - Jordan Rakei

                                Wax Poetics

                                #61 (Bishop Nehru / Ghostface Killah Cover)

                                  Cover Stories: James Brown's the Payback, Curtis Mayfield, Bishop Nehru, Ghostface Killah

                                  - Rick Stevens, Tower of Power
                                  - Joi
                                  - TV on the Radio
                                  - Morrie Turner
                                  - Electric Wire Hustle
                                  - Tuxedo (Jake One & Mayer Hawthorne)
                                  - Young Fathers
                                  - Soulection's Joe Kay selects twenty records that inspire the label's "Sound of Tomorrow"
                                  - Black Panther graphic artist Emory Douglas

                                  Paid in Full: Fred Wesley did his second stint with the James Brown Band during the Godfather of Soul's rebirth in the 1970s. Here, Wesley reminisces about their seminal and best-selling record, The Payback, which can be seen as a hard and cold metaphor for social justice.

                                  The Message: The Impressions were up and down on the charts for a decade, depending on the creative inspiration of its songwriter and lead vocalist Curtis Mayfield. The final three increasingly sociopolitical charttoppers he wrote for the group-"We're a Winner," "This Is My Country," and "Choice of Colors"-would lean more towards Black Power, alienating some fans and radio stations, but would set the tone for his incredibly important solo work to come.

                                  Golden Child: After releasing his first mixtape, 2012's Nehruvia, at only sixteen, New York phenom Bishop Nehru arrived as a fresh voice laced with erudite wordplay and a penchant for classic beats. With his EP strictlyFLOWz the following year, he grabbed the attention of MF DOOM, resulting in their recent collaboration, 2014's NehruvianDOOM. As he prepares his solo album, with Nas on board as executive producer, the old-soul poet is poised to help bring the art form back to New York.

                                  The Champ: In an arena where MCs seldom have extended careers, Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah has increasingly improved through two decades after his 1996 solo debut, Ironman. His use of cryptic slang and his gift for spinning complex tales leaves an unmatched legacy-one that's still growing.

                                  Wax Poetics

                                  #41 - May 2010 Hip Hop Issue

                                    Highlights of the Hip Hop Issue include Latino hip-hop pioneer DJ Disco Wiz spins a hard-knock yarn; Supreme United New York’s skate and hip-hop cultures; Freestyle’s mix of rap and dance hit hard then fell into obscurity; Ice-T found his swagger in the electro trenches of Uncle Jamm’s Army; Ice Cube’s revolutionary debut fused the sounds of both coasts; KRS-One preaches the hip-hop gospel; innovator Grandmaster DXT launched the turntable into the space age; Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith took EPMD from the burbs to the bank; Easy Mo Bee record rundown; record spot rundown with DJ Amir; Peanut Butter Wolf video rundown and plenty more.



                                    Wax Poetics

                                    #54 (Big Daddy Kane / Joey Badass Cover)

                                      Issue 54 split covers celebrate two scenes, blue-eyed soul and Brooklyn MCs - brought together as only Wax Poetics can.

                                      Cover one sports legendary Brooklyn MC and Juice Crew alum Big Daddy Kane, backed with new Brooklyn mic killer Joey Badass. And we venture farther back in time to speak with the elusive old school BK rapper Jimmy Spicer.

                                      Juice crew alum Big Daddy Kane remains true to the art of hip-hop. a consummate entertainer, Kane witnessed the blossoming of the culture during the golden era and set a high standard for future mcs. never one to take his gift lightly, the legendary Brooklyn mc uses his music to touch the lives of his fans beyond the dance floor.

                                      Joey Badass is the future of hip-hop. at only eighteen, he possesses lyrical poise rarely on display in this modern era. Last year, he dropped his debut mixtape 1999 to critical acclaim, showing a penchant for classic new York hip-hop sonics and potent verbal wordplay. along with his Pro Era crew, Joey Badass brings skills back to the game while ushering in a new age of consciousness.

                                      Jon Savage & Stuart Baker

                                      Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art Of Punk 1976-80

                                        Soul Jazz Records’ massive new deluxe 400-page punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, ‘England’s Dreaming’) and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records).

                                        Punk 45 is a revelatory guide to hundreds and hundreds of original seven-inch record cover sleeve designs--visual artifacts found at the heart of the most radical and anarchistic musical movement of the twentieth century. Spurred by the Desperate Bicycles' rallying cry "It was easy, it was cheap--go and do it!" and Mark Perry's "Here are three chords. Now form a band," thousands of new groups emerged in the wake of the Pistols, between 1976 and 1980. This politicized do-it-yourself ethic was applied to design as much as it was to music, and these lo-fi record sleeves declared politics ranging from anarchism to socialism, anticonsumerism, feminism and more. Spanning pre-punk to postpunk, Punk 45 is introduced and co-compiled by Jon Savage, author of the acclaimed, definitive history of the Sex Pistols and punk music, England's Dreaming, and the period's most pre-eminent historian. It features sleeves from bands such as the Adverts, Cabaret Voltaire, Crass, Dead Kennedys, Electric Eels, The Flamin' Groovies, The Human League, Joy Division, Pere Ubu, Plastic Bertrand, The Residents, X-Ray Spex and many, many others. As well as original artwork, the book also includes interviews and articles on designers such as Peter Saville, Jamie Reid, Malcolm Garrett and Gee Voucher, and interviews with record label founders such as Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), printing pressers and more. Punk 45 is an exhaustive, thorough and exciting celebration of the stunning artwork of punk music, including everything from the most celebrated and iconic designs through to the stark beauty of the cheapest do-it-yourself lo-fi obscurities.

                                        To coincide in with the book, Soul Jazz Records are also releasing a series of ‘Punk 45’ compilation albums starting with ‘Punk 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! The American Nation Destroys Its Young - Underground Punk In The United States 1973-80’, featuring tracks by Electric Eels, Pere Ubu, Flaming Groovies, Theoretical Girls, The Normals, The Urinals and many more.

                                        Jack Chuter

                                        Storm Static Sleep: A Pathway Through Post-Rock

                                          As grunge and britpop ruled the airwaves in the early 90s, post-rock was a vital jolt of innovation. The intricate narratives and sonic cyclones of bands like Slint and Disco Inferno were a welcome antidote to the instant gratification of trad rock. Now, more than 20 years on, post-rock’s mark on the cultural landscape is significant. Dedicated festivals draw huge crowds and the music is a favourite for film soundtracks and adverts, unique in its compound of emotional sensitivity and visceral clout. Meanwhile, the audience has bloomed into an international community whose devotion borders on the obsessive. Storm Static Sleep unpicks the meaning of post-rock, travelling back to its origins to interrogate the journalists who championed it and the bands who renounced it.

                                          Featuring over 30 first-hand interviews with some of the most prominent names in post-rock – including Mogwai, Tortoise, Steve Albini, Mono, Isis, Slint and God Is An Astronaut – alongside analysis of key records that changed the face of music, Storm Static Sleep will open your eyes – and ears – to one of music’s most exciting genres.

                                          “In some ways ‘post-rock’ is just a continuation of impulses that crop up within the progressive era, and then again with post-punk. Leaving behind rock, taking on outside influences, responding to the cutting edge of black music, etherealizing to the point of losing the rhythmic pulse ” Simon Reynolds, Author/Journalist. 

                                          “I was really into anti-guitar, anti-chops, anti-solos. I just wanted to f*ck it up.” David Pajo, Slint. 

                                          “We never had a discussion about it, just as we never talked about whether there should be vocals. It was just like, ‘okay – let’s try something’. I guess we were just interested in seeing what we could do with the resources we had available.” - John McEntire, Tortoise, Gastr Del Sol, Bastra. 

                                          “I remember the first time someone asked about it [post-rock] and I had no idea what they were talking about.” Stuart Braithwaite, Mogwai.



                                          Rob Chapman

                                          Psychedelia And Other Colours (Hardback Editoon)

                                            In the summer of 1965 the informal parties that Ken Kesey was holding at his house in Palo Alto California were about to evolve into what became known as the Acid Tests. These spontaneous anarchic gatherings spread their tentacles far and wide until an entire generation seemed to be under their spell. Fifty years on from the Merry Pranksters multimedia mayhem, acclaimed author Rob Chapman explores in crystalline detail the history, precedents and cultural impact of LSD, from the earliest experiments in painting with light and immersive environments to the thriving avant-garde scene that existed in San Francisco long before the Grateful Dead and the Fillmore Auditorium. In the UK, he documents an entirely different history, and one that has never been told before. It has its roots in fairy tales and fairgrounds, the music hall and the dead of Flanders fields, in the Festival of Britain and that peculiarly British strand of surrealism that culminated in the Magical Mystery Tour.

                                            Sitars and Sergeant Pepper, surfadelica and the Soft Machine, light shows and love-ins - the mind-expanding effects of acid were to redefine popular culture as we know it. It's a story that you think you know, but no one has laid out the narrative quite like this before. Chapman documents psychedelia's utopian reverberations - and the dark side of its moon - in a shimmering day-glo portrait where the sublime, the sinister and the just plain silly co-exist in imperfect harmony.

                                            Includes a foreward by Andrew Weatherall.


                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                            Book Info: Hardback edition. 656 pages, 16.5 x 4.1 x 24.1 cm.

                                            Piccadilly Records

                                            End Of Year Review 2015

                                              Back in the day, confronted from October onwards by a raft of Christmas-related albums from the major labels, and barely a squeak of a release from the independents, we decided to compile our own top 50 albums of the year, and promote that over the festive season instead. 

                                              Nearly two decades on, and with the arrival of the World Wide Web, Piccadilly Records Top 100 has become one of THE essential end of year charts to check out. Our End Of Year Review booklets have also become increasingly sought-after, and now come packed with our Top 100 albums, Top 20 compilations, Top 20 reissues/collections, staff charts and reviews of our favourite albums all wrapped in lush artwork (perfect bound this year!) by Piccadilly pal Mark Brown (www.markbrownstudio.co.uk). The perfect read for any music lover over Crimbo.

                                              This booklet is free instore or just 1 pence (plus p+p) via the website. Or if you prefer, view a digital version below.
                                               


                                              Jon Savage

                                              1966: The Year The Decade Exploded

                                                The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late '50s reached boiling point. In the worlds of pop, pop art, fashion and radical politics -- often fueled by perception-enhancing substances and literature -- the 'Sixties', as we have come to know them, hit their Modernist peak. A unique chemistry of ideas, substances, freedom of expression and dialogue across pop cultural continents created a landscape of immense and eventually shattering creativity. After 1966 nothing in the pop world would ever be the same. The 7 inch single outsold the long-player for the final time. It was the year in which the ever lasting and transient pop moment would burst forth in its most articulate, instinctive and radical way.

                                                Jon Savage's 1966 is a monument to the year that shaped the pop future of the balance of the century. Exploring canonical artists like The Beatles, The Byrds, Velvet Underground, The Who and The Kinks, 1966 also goes much deeper into the social and cultural heart of the decade through unique archival primary sources.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                Book Info: Hardback, 672 pages, 15.2 x 5.1 x 23.5 cm.

                                                Ablaze!

                                                #11

                                                  Ablaze! fanzine to be relaunched after 22 year hiatus For the first time in 22 years, there is gonna be a new edition of the notorious Ablaze! fanzine! Ablaze! operated in Leeds and Manchester between 1987 and 1993, and made an impact on the UK’s very healthy fanzine scene by being bigger, more colourful and cheekier than its peers. in 2012 the zine’s story was told in The City Is Ablaze!, a book that could have been subtitled The Art Of Upsetting Popstars. Here are some quotes about Ablaze! from that time: There are other people to condemn, Karren – aren’t there? – Morrissey I forgive and hope for Karren A - Thurston Moore Fuck off! - Ian Brown Editor Karren Ablaze! is now feeling sufficiently inspired by what’s going on musically to bring back Ablaze! as a real live paper magazine.

                                                  This special relaunch edition will include features on Sleaford Mods (cover stars) , Viv Albertine (The Slits), The Chills, Peaches, Jeffrey Lewis, Conrad Keely (And you Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead), Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin, Sleater Kinney), Slum of Legs, Esper Scout, Trepàt, Hysterical Injury, and maybe even The Dismemberment Plan, Cowtown and Joanna Newsom! Plus: Indie music in India!, Barcelona scene report, DIY versus austerity, Riot grrrl and spirituality, Behind the scenes at Norman Records, record reviews, book reviews, live reviews and more.

                                                  Kim Gordon

                                                  Girl In A Band

                                                    There are few artists who inspire such reverence as Kim Gordon. In Girl in a Band she tells with complete openness the story of her family, her work in the visual arts, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music and her band. It is a rich and beautifully written memoir, taking us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and '90s that gave birth to and nurtured Sonic Youth and the alternative revolution in popular music they spearheaded. But at its core, Girl in a Band is an examination of what partnership means - and what happens when it dissolves.

                                                    Evocative and edgy, filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a remarkable life, Girl in a Band is the moving chronicle of an extraordinary artist.

                                                    Richard King

                                                    Original Rockers (Hardback Edition)

                                                      Richard King's account of the several years he spent working in a Bristol independent record shop in the early 90s is destined to become a classic of music writing. We live in an age when the most beautiful of recording formats, vinyl, is back in vogue and thriving. In the early 90s, with the march of the CD and record company disinterest in the format, vinyl was looking like an anachronism. And with its demise came the gradual erosion of a once beautiful and unique landscape known as the independent record shop.

                                                      Richard King, author of How Soon is Now, blends memoir and elegiac music writing on the likes of Captain Beefheart, CAN and Julian Cope, to create a book that recalls the debauched glory days of the independent record shop. Chaotic, amateurish and extravagantly dysfunctional, this is a book full of rare personalities and rum stories. It is a book about landscape, place and the personal; the first piece of writing to treat the environment of the record shop as a natural resource with its own peculiar rhythms and anecdotal histories.

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                                                      Book Info: Hardback edition with outer dust jacket. 256 pages, 16.1 x 2.2 x 21 cm.

                                                      David Cavanagh

                                                      Good Night And Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years Of John Peel Helped To Shape Modern Life

                                                        Goodnight and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Britain is a social history, a diary of a nation's changing culture, and an in-depth appraisal of one of our greatest broadcasters, a man who can legitimately be called the most influential figure in post-war British popular music.

                                                        Without the support of John Peel, it's unlikely that innumerable artists - from David Bowie to Dizzee Rascal, Jethro Tull to Joy Division - would have received national radio exposure. But Peel's influence goes much deeper than this. Whether he was championing punk, reggae, jungle or grime, he had a unique relationship with his audience that was part taste-maker, part trusted friend.

                                                        The book focuses on some 300 shows between 1967 and 2004, giving a thorough overview of Peel's broadcasting career and placing it in its cultural and social contexts. Peel comes alive for the reader, as do the key developments that kept him at the cutting edge - the changes in his tastes; the changes in his thinking. Just like a Peel show, Goodnight and Good Riddance is warm, informative and insightful, and wears its enthusiasm proudly.

                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                        Book Info: Paperback edition. 640 pages, 15.2 x 4.4 x 23.5 cm.

                                                        Gwen & Michael Riley Jones

                                                        The Piccadilly Records Book

                                                          Celebrating 25 years as Manchester’s leading independent record shop, this book asks ‘What makes Piccadilly Records so special?’

                                                          Whilst music is the heart of Piccadilly Records, the soul is most definitely the people.

                                                          Self-published by Piccadilly Records’ Michael and Gwen Riley Jones, this photo-book is a celebration of people, place and music.

                                                          Alongside current and ex-staff, the book features a host of Manchester musicians and DJs including Johnny Marr, Marc Riley, Tim Burgess and Duncan Wallis (of Dutch Uncles) and regular customers, all of whom have played an integral role in the history of the shop.

                                                          ‘This book is a testament to the Piccadilly Records attitude to business. It’s not about just the staff who work there or the ‘pop’ stars and DJs that pass through. It’s about the music lovers that come in on a regular basis putting money through the tills and buying all those inspiring albums.” Richard Hector-Jones

                                                          Wax Poetics

                                                          #62 - Giorgio Moroder / Ratatat

                                                            Contents

                                                            Giorgio Moroder
                                                            Ratatat
                                                            The Ladies of Chic
                                                            Steve Arrington
                                                            Unknown Mortal Orchestra
                                                            The Photography of Les McCann
                                                            Van Hunt
                                                            Divine Styler
                                                            Nu Shooz
                                                            Jamaiel Shabaka
                                                            Ibeyi
                                                            Seven Davis Jr.
                                                            Bixiga 70
                                                            Nick Hakim
                                                            45 Francki of IAM
                                                            Shusei Nagaoka

                                                            Features

                                                            Iconic computer composer Giorgio Moroder got his start writing and producing pop music in Germany. But a chance encounter with American session singer Donna Summer would change the course of his career. A string of hits together would make Summer an R&B and disco superstar and Moroder a wanted musical asset in the States, and their proto-techno, all-synthesizer dance track “I Feel Love” set the tone for the future of music. As Moroder embraced the Moog synthesizer and continued to revolutionize dance music, he transferred this electronic sentiment to multiple soundtracks, including the now-classics Midnight Express and Scarface. After a cameo on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, the seventy-five-year-old composer now returns to the scene with a new album, Déjà Vu.

                                                            When fellow college alums Mike Stroud and Evan Mast ran into each other in Brooklyn and decided to jam together, they realized they had a penchant for making catchy yet cerebral instrumentals.Their newly formed band, Ratatat, featured smart interplay between guitar, synthesizers, and crisp beats. Four albums later—and collaborations with Kid Cudi and Jay Z along the way— the multi-instrumentalists return with their fifth LP, Magnifique.

                                                            With Chic, Nile Rodgers and partner Bernard Edwards created sophisticated dance music draped in mystery and anchored in the unison singing of a rotating cast of female vocalists—Norma Jean Wright, Luci Martin, Alfa Anderson, Robin Clark, Diva Gray, Michelle Cobbs, and newcomers Folami Ankoanda-Thompson and Kimberly Davis.

                                                            In the 1970s, Ohio’s blue-collar cities started churning out the hardest-working musicians in the business. Dayton native Steve Arrington came up watching the Ohio Players in the spotlight, spurring him to grind. As the drummer for the R&B band Slave, he quickly rose to take over as lead singer, which led to a successful solo career. But when he found a new calling in the Lord, he dropped out of the business altogether. After decades away, Steve is dipping his toes into the musical waters once again.

                                                            Bonafide

                                                            Issue 10 - 90s Rap

                                                              Featuring a very special double cover of 2Pac and De La Soul, issue 10 also sees a change to a larger format. Our ‘90s rap special is an ode to the decade that went from the Golden Era to being independent as f*ck. Embracing the aesthetic of the 90s, issue 10 features a dual cover; the front an iconic shot of 2Pac in all his provocative glory, the back De La Soul dwarfed by a backdrop of the Big Apple.

                                                              Issue 10 features:

                                                              • 2Pac
                                                              • Big L
                                                              • De La Soul
                                                              • Black Star
                                                              • Raekwon
                                                              • Pharoahe Monch
                                                              • Blak Twang
                                                              • DJ Muggs
                                                              • Souls of Mischief
                                                              • Periods in Rhyme – illustrations by Anna Higgie, Dan Lish & Zander Gregson
                                                              • Industry Insider – Deal Real Records
                                                              • 10 x 10 – DJ Semtex, Jehst, Peanut Butter Wolf and more pick their favourite albums from the decade
                                                              • Printed Matter – Finest Ego and Rap Pages Art Director Brent Rollins and HHC Editor Andy Cowan on the role of rap magazines
                                                              • It’s a Rap – Jordan Ferguson investigates a purple patch for hip-hop in film

                                                              Stuart Cosgrove

                                                              Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul

                                                                Detroit 67 is the story of Detroit in the year that changed everything. Twelve monthly chapters take you on a turbulent year long journey through the drama and chaos that ripped through the city in 1967. Over a dramatic 12-month period, the Motor City was torn apart by personal, political and inter-racial disputes. It is the story of Motown, the breakup of The Supremes and damaging disputes at the heart of the most successful African-American music label ever.

                                                                Set against a backdrop of urban riots, escalating war in Vietnam and police corruption, the book weaves its way through a year when soul music came of age, and the underground counterculture flourished. LSD arrived in the city with hallucinogenic power and local guitar-band MC5 -self-styled “holy barbarians” of rock went to war with mainstream America. A summer of street-level rebellion turned Detroit into one of the most notorious cities on earth, known for its unique creativity, its unpredictability and self-lacerating crime rates.

                                                                1967 ended in social meltdown, personal bitterness and intense legal warfare as the complex threads that held Detroit together finally unraveled. Detroit 67 is the story of the year that changed everything.

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                Book Info: 610 pages, 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches

                                                                Jim Linderman

                                                                The Birth Of Rock And Roll

                                                                  Jim Linderman has arranged a storyboard of sorts that dramatizes the spirit, if not the chronology, of rock and roll. Poetically, the photos evoke without naming, and have little to do with conventional iconography of the birth of rock and roll. Instead they document, and celebrate, the pure but indefinable essence of rock. Wherever there is an urge to make acoustic or electric music—whether helping at a rent party, busking in front of a crowd, or testifying in the name of Jesus—there’s an uncredited photographer there to snap an image. Thankfully Jim Linderman has shared these one-of-a-kind photos from his collection so we can explore one of the most transformative times for American music.

                                                                  “We have this notion that rock ’n’ roll started in Memphis in 1955, and it really didn’t. Bob Wills was playing in the ’30s and ’40s in Oklahoma, and Chuck Berry modeled ‘Maybellene’ on a Bob Wills song. The roots of rock go back a lot further than we realize. It came from the church, from vaudeville, from the music played in after-hours clubs, from juke joints. Some of it came from Ireland. It’s such a conglomeration, and that diversity is the real back story of rock ’n’ roll. Without any trouble at all, I was able to include people of all races in this book. I was able to show the melting pot in America, which came together to create this phenomenon. I was especially happy to be able to include so many women performers, because they never got their due. Which is why we don’t know who they are now. I love being able to illustrate how broad the music used to be, because now it’s so narrow and pigeonholed. It seems we’ve lost some of the breadth that used to be there.” – Jim Linderman speaking to Lisa Hix, Collectors Weekly

                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                  Book Info: Description: Photographs from the collection of Jim Linderman plus a conversation with Joe Bonomo
                                                                  Hardcover book with 134 photographs
                                                                  Size: 160 pages, 12″ x 9.75″ format

                                                                  Gareth Ashton

                                                                  Hanging Around Musicians

                                                                    As meteoric rises go - Gareth Ashton's takes some beating. Born and bred in Derbyshire, he had always been a keen drummer, like his father and in 1977 discovered the joys of punk via The Jam's performance on Top Of The Pops. Within weeks he was forming his own band The Ruin and within months he was playing on the same bill as punk trendsetters The Damned on a nationwide tour and living the dream with the short-lived The Irritators. After gigs in Sheffield, Edinburgh, Dundee and Manchester Gareth went on to pursue other musical goals but never quite hit those heights again. Nonetheless he drummed successfully all over the UK for over two decades playing everything from jazz-funk to country & western. Now retired, Gareth reflects on the lot of a semi-professional musician, a world away from the gilded lives of rock stars and their entourages.

                                                                    Eilon Paz

                                                                    Dust & Grooves - Adventures In Record Collecting (2nd Edition)

                                                                      (This edition has 20 more pages than the first edition) A stunning, 436-page photography-and-interview coffee-table book about the world’s most fascinating and accomplished vinyl collectors created by noted photographer Eilon Paz. “[Eilon Paz’s] lavishly illustrated coffee-table book contains portraits of some 130 ‘record diggers,’ as he sometimes calls them, who have often gravitated to genres as obscure as Turkish psychedelia, ‘Sesame Street’ albums, lounge acts, sexploitation and horror film soundtracks, ’60s girl groups from France and Japan, and even colored discs … visceral and joyous.” NY Times // Eilon Paz’s 436-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl connoisseurs and their collections in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with indepth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging. Readers get an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions as well as a glimpse into the collections of world-renowned and lesser-known DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. The book is divided into two main parts: the first features 250 full-page photos framed by captions and select quotes, while the second consists of 12 fulllength interviews that delve deeper into collectors’ personal histories and vinyl troves. Unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community, his book will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, from die-hard record enthusiasts to fans of pop culture, sharp photography, and music history. Eilon Paz has shot for Israel’s top cultural publications and is a regular contributor for the US based food/travel magazine, Saveur, and his work appeared in worldwide publications such as Wax Poetics, Monocle, Conde Nast Traveler, Delta Airlines’ Sky magazine, and the French music magazine Vibrations.

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                                                                      Graham Jones

                                                                      Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened To Record Shops? - New Edition 2014

                                                                        The book ‘Last Shop Standing: Whatever Happened to Record Shops?’ is the story of how the UK went from having over 2000 independent record shops in the 1980's to just 269 by 2009.

                                                                        Graham Jones was in the perfect position to witness their sad decline from the van tage point of a record company salesman who has travelled the length and breadth of the UK to sell stock to these shops. As he watched the tragedy unfold he decided it was important that someone documented their tales before the record shop went the way of the stamp shop, the coin shop and the candlestick maker.

                                                                        He set off on a tour of the UK to interview 50 record shop owners to see why they had survived whilst a couple of thousand others had closed. These interviews are the basis of the book. Graham thought he was writing the obituary of the record store but Last Shop Standing became a celebration of these great cultural meeting places: a David and Goliath tale of stores managing to keep going despite the immense pressure from downloading and supermarkets.

                                                                        In 2012 Last Shop Standing was made into a successful film featuring Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Richard Hawley, Paul Weller, Billy Bragg and lots of record shop owners from the book. The film has been screened all over the world and the DVD was the official film of Record Store Day 2013.

                                                                        Recently, record shops have made an astounding comeback and we now have more record shops than back in 2009. This updated sixth edition of Last Shop Standing explains why. This edition also gives a comprehensive
                                                                        update on the original shops interviewed. Last Shop Standing has become a piece of social history. It is also a damn good laugh.

                                                                        Mark Burgess

                                                                        View From A Hill

                                                                          View From A Hill is the story of Mark Burgess, singer and founder member of legendary Manchester cult heroes The Chameleons.

                                                                          The band were catapulted to the forefront of the post-punk scene when John Peel awarded them a much coveted session after the band had played only a handful of low-key gigs. Mark takes us through four decades of pop culture as he charts The Chameleons’ development, as well as their cruel treatment at the hands of a corrupt music industry. Amidst intrigue in the Middle East, expeditions in search of the Loch Ness Monster, and acid trips that inspired the band’s language and sound, there are myriad music industry anecdotes that will make your jaw drop. Moving and hilarious by turns, View From A Hill is a highly entertaining rollercoaster ride of a rock memoir.

                                                                          Previously only published in very limited print runs, this edition of Mark’s autobiography represents the definitive version of the work. Completely revised and augmented by a full discography, Chameleons family tree, and an introduction by Karren Ablaze!, this book is a must for Chameleons fans everywhere.

                                                                          “The Chameleons’ dark, thrilling music is treated like a religion in their hometown, where they command the same devotion as their fellow travellers Joy Division. They were on the verge of breaking internationally when it all unravelled, and at last the whole story is told, in a compelling writing style and with a unique pop culture perspective that reveals who, how, and why they are such a key band. View From A Hill is the last great untold story of the Manchester post-punk era.” - John Robb, Louder Than War

                                                                          "View From A Hill is a deeply personal and insightful account of the life of the main force behind one of post punk’s most overlooked, but influential, bands." - Hayley Scott, The Quietus

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                                                                          Emely Neu & Editor Jade French In Collaboration With Pussy Riot

                                                                          Let's Start A Pussy Riot

                                                                            On 14th June at this year’s Meltdown festival, curated by Yoko Ono, Rough Trade Books will launch the book ‘Let’s Start A Pussy Riot’.

                                                                            The book has been created in collaboration with Pussy Riot and links together the events leading up to and after the group’s arrest and the themes that these courageous women fight for – feminism, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech and the environment. Contributors include Judy Chicago, Jón Gnarr, Antony Hegarty, Bianca Casady, Sarah Lucas, Bobby Conn, Robyn, Kim Gordon, Lucky Dragons, Billy Childish, Jeffrey Lewis and many more.

                                                                            Pussy Riot undoubtedly ushered in a new era of feminism and political freedom with their protest acts. The dialogue so explosively ignited by Nadya, Masha and Katya continues in ‘Let’s Start A Pussy Riot’. Also heavily influenced by last years Antony Hegarty-curated Meltdown festival, the book includes an exploration of the concept of Future Feminism, asking how we can move forward and unite different voices and generations to create an inspiring dialogue.


                                                                            ‘Let’s Start A Pussy Riot’ was curated by Emely Neu and edited by Jade French. The book is made in association with Beth Siveyer (Girls Get Busy) and Verity Flecknell (Storm in a Teacup) and will be published by Rough Trade.

                                                                            Robert Haagsma

                                                                            Passion For Vinyl (A Tribute To All Who Dig The Groove)

                                                                              Brazilian superstar Ed Motta came to Holland to buy an apartment, but spent all his money on vinyl instead. When a young Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth discovered a scratch on his recently bought Bathory LP he demolished his bedroom. It’s Atlantic’s CEO Craig Kallman mission to own all relevant albums on vinyl. He has 750.000 already. That’s what vinyl does with music lovers.

                                                                              In Passion For Vinyl a wide selection of DJ’s, musicians, label owners, designers, record dealers, collectors and engineers like Henry Rollins, Bernie Grundman, Hans Pokora, Chris Ellis, Steffi, Mala, Vaughan Oliver, Lee Dorrian, Jacco Gardner, John Dyer Baizley and many others share their unconditional love for vinyl. They muse about the first record that changed their lives, talk about their prized collectibles and explain why they were determined to keep vinyl alive. Passion for Vinyl also tells the history of Record Industry, the Dutch factory that has been pressing vinyl since the 1950’s.

                                                                              This book is a tribute to vinyl, a format that is making a spectacular comeback recently, although for many music lovers it never really disappeared.

                                                                              Passion For Vinyl is written by Dutch author, music journalist and incurable vinyl fanatic Robert Haagsma. With an introduction by American vinyl guru Michael Fremer.

                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                              Book Info: 240 page hardback book. Individually numbered, with free 7” single

                                                                              Disco Patrick & Patrick Vog

                                                                              Disco: An Encyclopaedic Guide To The Cover Art Of Disco Records

                                                                                This 360 page deluxe hardback book - a massive 12x12” - features the amazing artwork of thousands of disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s. The record cover designs amount to a unique visual history of disco culture. Featuring over 2,000 album cover designs
                                                                                (including many full-size covers) as well as over 700 12” sleeves, this book is truly an encyclopaedic document of disco music and its industry.

                                                                                As well as being a comprehensive visual document on the era, the book comes complete with interviews of a number of important disco figures, histories, biographies and discographies of all the major disco record companies. Sections on Roller Disco sleeves, Disco Instruction albums, 12” sleeves and a scrapbook of disco ads are all brought together in one stunning and stylish package.

                                                                                Artists featured include Chic, Grace Jones, Salsoul Orchestra, Musique, Cerrone, The Blackbyrds, Giorgio Moroder and thousands more. Interviews and label profiles include Ken Cayre (Salsoul Records), Henry Stone (TK Records), Casablanca Records, Marvin Schlacter (Prelude Records) and Mel Cheren (West End Records).

                                                                                Editors Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt have previously put together the book ‘Disco Patrick Presents: The Bootleg Guide To Disco Acetates, Funk, Rap And Disco Medleys’.

                                                                                DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist

                                                                                Renegades Of Rhythm

                                                                                  Available in a limited edition of 2500 copies! Hand silk-screened cover w/ art by Paul Insect! 80 full-color perfect bound pages!

                                                                                  To commemorate Cut Chemist & DJ Shadows Renegades Of Rhythm tour Boo Hooray has prepared this limited edition tour book. Inside you'll find exclusive texts by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist and Afrika Bambaataa detailing the history of the Zulu Nation, the history of Hip Hop DJ-ing and Bambaataa as well.

                                                                                  Included are full color reproductions of numerous original records, test pressing and acetates from Afrika Bambaataa's collection. As DJ Shadow says of the records used on the tour and featured in the book, "They're his records, with his blessings. this isn't just ANY copy of 'X' breakbeat, it's THE copy, THE copy that started everything."

                                                                                  Also included are full color images of dozens of funky-fresh, original Bambaataa hip hop flyers (examples below), rare drawings, rare photographs and more including lists of Bambaataa's favorite breaks.

                                                                                  Graham Jones

                                                                                  Strange Requests And Comic Tales From Records Shops

                                                                                    Graham Jones has 30 years experience as a record company sales rep. Over the years he has collected a huge number of funny anecdotes. He relates the best of them here in his new book "Strange Requests And Comic Tales From Record Shops". The anecdotes come from people who have been often pleased and sometimes bemused to be stationed behind the record shop counter.

                                                                                    The book contains over 200 amusing anecdotes and requests gathered from independent record shops past and present along with tales from HMV, Our Price, Music Zone, Virgin and classical music stores too.

                                                                                    Featuring many delightful cartoons by Kipper Williams, one of the UK's most renowned cartoonists, whose artwork brings great pleasure to readers of the Guardian and The Sunday Times.

                                                                                    Graham Jones is also the author of the best-selling and widely acclaimed Last Shop Standing, the definitive account of the demise of Britain's independent record shops. Graham's book has inspired a celebrated documentary film of the same name which features many well-known musicians, including Paul Weller, Richard Hawley, Norman Cook, Johnny Marr and Billy Bragg, as well as many record shop proprietors.

                                                                                    Paul Gilroy / Stuart Baker

                                                                                    90 Degrees Of Shade: Image And Identity In The West Indies - 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean

                                                                                      Calypso, Voodoo, Sunshine, Communism, Reggae, Colonialism, The Slave Trade, Rum, Revolution, Industry and Tourism 100 years of the Caribbean image and identity is captured in this deluxe new hardback photography book. The image of the Caribbean is as much a creation of the outsider as it is the complex identity of its people a melting pot of races created out of the participants in the 400 year slave trade enforced Africans, indigenous Americans and their colonisers French, Spanish, German, Dutch, English. The identity of the Caribbean stands at this intersection of tourism, the detritus of the slave trade, colonialism and tropicality. The regions politics span a hot bed of ideas and radicalism from Castros Cuba, communist thorn in the side of North America, to the violent right-wing dictatorship of Haitis Papa Doc in the 1960s; from Manleys Jamaica in the 1970s to Eric Williams Trinidad in the 1960s. This book is a deluxe large format hardback book featuring 100s of fascinating and unique photographs that span one hundred years of Caribbean history, culture, industry and more as well as the subsequent diaspora of its people to America, England and elsewhere. The photographs show the many ways in which the region is portrayed from luscious and tropical backdrop of tourism and hedonism, to colonial outpost and revolutionary threat within North Americas own backyard.

                                                                                      Pitchfork Review

                                                                                      Issue #2 - W/ Free 7" (Inc. Unreleased Kurt Vile Track)

                                                                                        Pitchfork continues our venture into print with Issue 2 of The Pitchfork Review. We’re proud to present the second edition of our perfect-bound quarterly music publication, combining new long-form feature stories, photography, illustrations and other ephemera with selected recent pieces from Pitchfork.

                                                                                        With contributions from the Pitchfork staff and edited by J.C. Gabel of Stop Smiling and The Chicagoan, The Pitchfork Review is designed and conceptualized inhouse, and printed locally in Chicago. This beautifully designed, limited-run publication on high quality paper stock is meant to be kept on your shelf and read and enjoyed over the long term. While we remain committed to covering the world of independent music and beyond, as well as innovating in the digital sphere, we’ve always been huge fans of the print medium. The Pitchfork Review allows us to extend our passion for music, images, and storytelling into a new arena.

                                                                                        Highlights from Issue 2 include:
                                                                                        • An appreciation of Ellen Willis
                                                                                        • David Toop's unpublished profile on Kate Bush
                                                                                        • Michael A. Gonzales on gangsta rap after being shot
                                                                                        • A photo essay from Matthew Barney & Jonathan Bepler
                                                                                        • Comics and Illustrations galore from Kate Prior, Aisha Franz, Johnny Sampson, and others.
                                                                                        • A limited-edition 7-inch of unreleased music from Kurt Vile and the Lovetones & Watery Love
                                                                                        • And much more!

                                                                                        Pitchfork Review

                                                                                        Issue #1

                                                                                          After more than 17 years online, Pitchfork is venturing into print. We’re proud to announce The Pitchfork Review, a perfect-bound quarterly music publication that combines new long-form feature stories, photography, illustrations and other ephemera with selected recent pieces from Pitchfork.

                                                                                          With contributions from the Pitchfork staff and edited by J.C. Gabel of Stop Smiling and The Chicagoan, The Pitchfork Review is designed and conceptualized in-house, and printed locally in Chicago. This beautifully designed, limited-run publication on high quality paper stock is meant to be kept on your shelf and read and enjoyed over the long term. While we remain committed to covering the world of independent music and beyond, as well as innovating in the digital sphere, we’ve always been huge fans of the print medium. The Pitchfork Review will allow us to extend our passion for music, images, and storytelling into a new arena.

                                                                                          Highlights from Issue 1 include:
                                                                                          • New writing from Simon Reynolds and Amanda Petrusich
                                                                                          • An interview with Glenn Danzig
                                                                                          • A history of Stax Records and Otis Redding
                                                                                          • A photo spread from Kanye photographer Nabil
                                                                                          • Comics and Illustrations from Ron Regé, Jr., Paul Hornschemeier, Sophie Goldstein, Simon Hanselmann, Hannah K. Lee, Tim Lahan, Johnny Sampson, and others.
                                                                                          • And much more!

                                                                                          Ed Piskor

                                                                                          Hip Hop Family Tree Vols. 1-2: 1975-1983 Gift Box Set

                                                                                            To celebrate the resounding critical and commercial success of the first two volumes of Ed Piskor’s unprecedented history of hip-hop, we are offering both books in a mind-blowingly colorful slipcase, drawn and designed by the artist. As if that’s not enough, in addition to the two books and the slipcase itself, Piskor has drawn a 24-page comic book - Hip Hop Family Tree #300 - specifically for this boxed set that elegantly reflects the confluence of hip-hop and comics, which was never more apparent in the early 1990s than with the famous Spike Lee-directed Levi’s Jeans commercial starring Rob Liefeld, who went on to create Youngblood and co-found Image Comics, not to mention ending up on the radar of gangster rapper Eazy–E. Piskor tells this story as a perfect parody/pastiche/homage to ’90s Image comics.

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                                                                                            Elaine Constantine / Gareth Sweeney

                                                                                            Northern Soul - An Illustrated History

                                                                                              "Most books about Northern Soul – of which there are groaning shelves worth – convey the scene's purism, obsessiveness and trainspotter-ish detail, but nothing of the passion this glorious sound evokes. This one does.

                                                                                              A gritty social history, a beautiful artefact; it’s a labour of love that reflects the music’s joy, significance and its cultural place, with the people who love it at its heart. You will not find here the usual canonical lists, the catalogue numbers or the minutiae of dates and labels, but you will get a real sweaty, pungent feel for the music's thrill and power, and how it has always sat within a historical and cultural context; music made by young, black, working-class Americans elevated to a near religion by young, white, working-class Northern kids who embraced the songs’ ecstasy, energy and despair as their own." - (Stuart Maconie)

                                                                                              "Northern Soul makes fascinating reading – tracing the development and explaining the appeal of the music with incredible in-depth input from a carefully chosen array of DJs, collectors and aficionados, all of whom were either there at the time or who were personally involved in making things happen, taking the scene forward to what it is today.

                                                                                              From the great unknowns, discovered and popularised by DJs such as Ian Levine in the early 1970s, to the insightful thoughts of today's movers and shakers. From the DJs, the record dealers and collectors, and those who are still out there each and every weekend, the ones who keep the Northern Soul torch burning so brightly today.

                                                                                              For myself, this book brings back so many memories of venues, events and characters I'd forgotten about. And I know this book will be well received as a true reflection of how it was back then by all those who experienced its formative years, and also by those who are fascinated by the scene and want to understand more about the music, the people, the venues and the associated way of life." - (Richard Searling)

                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                              Book Info: 224 pages, 24.8cm x 19.6cm x 2cm

                                                                                              Chris Salewicz / Suzette Newman

                                                                                              The Story Of Island Records: Keep On Running

                                                                                                A beautifully illustrated celebration of one of the most influential pop music record labels of all time. Mixing cultures and influences from reggae to pop, hip hop, and punk, Island has shaken up artistic tastes and introduced new categories to mainstream music. This spectacularly illustrated book, published to celebrate the label’s fiftieth anniversary, moves from Island’s origins in founder Chris Blackwell’s pioneering mission to bring Jamaican reggae to the mainstream to the label’s continuing presence in the music industry. Accompanying essays by ten contemporary music critics - including Chris Salewicz, Jon Savage, and Joe Boyd - are photographs, artist portraits, and album art from such legendary acts as Bob Marley, U2, Steve Winwood, Brian Eno, Grace Jones, Tom Waits, Eric B & Rakim, Tricky, Keane, Amy Winehouse, and many others.

                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                Book Info: Beautiful 224 page hardback book.

                                                                                                Chris Hewitt

                                                                                                Martin Hannett - Pleasures Of The Unknown

                                                                                                  204 page book by Chris Hewitt. The first factual book on how a Manchester boy into Biggles and William books and visiting bus garages would become a world renowned record producer who produced John Cooper Clarke, Joy Division, New Order, U2, Pauline Murray, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays and many more. Hannett's weird ways of studio working are examined in detail. Pleasures of the Unknown reveals new details of Hannett’s life on almost every page. Many are surprising, and all of them intriguing. The book covers a wider remit than the film, with more in depth interviews and discussions of Hannett's production techniques in the studio from a wealth of musicians and friends. Includes quite a lot of quotes from Hannett himself and quite a few rare photographs. Already receiving great advance reviews.

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Mexican Summer: Five Years (Book And 10" Vinyl)

                                                                                                    Fall 2013 marks the five-year anniversary of Mexican Summer and Software (Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never's Imprint), and with this milestone comes Mexican Summer: Five Years, a 256-page, 11”x11” hard-cover book limited to a one-time edition of 1,000 copies. The book includes unique and unseen art and ephemera, photos and written contributions from a host of Mexican Summer artists.

                                                                                                    Designed by longtime collaborator Dan Schechter, Mexican Summer: Five Years features an embossed cloth cover, craft paper wrap, three interior paper stocks and an integrated 10” sleeve.

                                                                                                    The sleeve houses a 10” record of unique collaborations from Bay Of Pigs (Spiritualized, Soldiers Of Fortune, and Neil Hagerty), Jorge Elbrose (Jorge Elbrecht and Ariel Pink), Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz, Quilt and Bobb Trimble, and The Lonely Sailor and Renée Mendoza Haran (members of Total Control, Lace Curtain & Ashrae Fax).

                                                                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                    Book Info: Beautiful 256 page book comes with a limited edition 12" featuring 5 exclusive tracks.

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                                                                                                    Bonafide

                                                                                                    Issue 08

                                                                                                      Issue 08 featuring: Danny Brown, Big Daddy Kane, James Lavelle, Edan, Mike Skinner, Killer Mike, Thundercat, Mount Kimbie, Gold Panda and Kon

                                                                                                      Yeti Magazine

                                                                                                      Issue 13

                                                                                                        Long time coming, the latest issue of YETI 13, but its completely worth the wait: The new YETI is not only in the new format we introduced last issue, but all of it is in shiny, happy full color on glossy, heavy duty paper. The cover has giant flaps to cradle the record in the back, and keep your place in the book up front. This represents a complete rebirth of YETI! ON THE HARD VINYL 7" EP -- ALL TRACKS NEVER ON VINYL BEFORE! 

                                                                                                        INSIDE THE ALL COLOR ISSUE
                                                                                                        * Full color, super awesome “wraparound” cover by Geneviève Castrée. There’s a dead seal involved, but it’s really beautiful.
                                                                                                        * Groovy posters from Christchurch NZ in the 1980s – originally designed & printed by Stuart “Kawoski” Page of New Zealand’s AXEMEN
                                                                                                        * A very, very lengthy oral history of the rock band Codeine by Mike McGonigal * Recent paintings by David Moreno
                                                                                                        * Introduction to the great/ forgotten Surrealist writer Gisele Prassinos by Sarah Lippincott
                                                                                                        * Thirteen found photographs selected by Mark Sullo
                                                                                                        * “Seven Bedtimes for Seven Bonzos” by Ben Bush
                                                                                                        * Fursaxa interview and collages by Ilyas Ahmed
                                                                                                        *Mammoth, killer comic work – “ORM: Part One” by Josh Bayer
                                                                                                        * Images from the spontaneous Mike Kelley memorial that sprung up shortly after his death last year + MORE


                                                                                                        Bonafide

                                                                                                        Issue 07

                                                                                                          For the winter edition of the magazine Bonafide reels out the big names, in our largest issue yet, featuring in-depth interviews with Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Shadow, Ice-T, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and divisive sheet artist, Shepard Fairey (OBEY).

                                                                                                          We also name our 50 Best Records of 2012, psychedelic rap project Kingdom of Fear (Jehst x Kashmere), Lapalux, the only UK based artist signed to Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder record label. The Dutch graffiti legend turned 3D architect Delta and a fashion shoot courtesy of culture hub BNTL.

                                                                                                          Dickie Felton

                                                                                                          Morrissey International Airport

                                                                                                            Morrissey has a fanbase that follows him to the ends of the earth. Disciples cross continents, time zones and borders to reach his concerts.

                                                                                                            For the most dedicated fan there's never a gig too far. But who are these people? And what motivates them to travel thousands of miles to watch this 53-year-old singer?

                                                                                                            When Morrissey embarked on a tour of far off places, fan Dickie Felton decided to follow. But his attention was not solely on the legendary singer but on his most passionate fans.

                                                                                                            Meet the most obsessive fans in music who worship at the house of Moz. Why has Margaret from Fresno travelled 5,000 miles for a handshake? And how does Manchester teen, Curtis, manage 27 concerts in barely a year?

                                                                                                            Morrissey International Airport is an account of what it means to be on the road with the last great pop star and his people. Set against a backdrop of recession, royal weddings and rioting, this is a story of fandom, friendship, ferries and freeways.

                                                                                                            This is an unlikely road trip bound together by ten concerts in five countries. Join Dickie as he trails everywhere from Dunoon to Dallas in search of Moz mania. Grab your gladioli, quiff up your hair and come fly with Morrissey.

                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                            Book Info: 108 pages, 50 colour photographs.

                                                                                                            Steve Barrow & Stuart Baker

                                                                                                            Reggae Soundsystem: Original Reggae Album Cover Art

                                                                                                              A new deluxe 200 page hardback 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span the history of reggae music.

                                                                                                              The book is compiled by the celebrated author and reggae expert Steve Barrow (‘Rough Guide To Reggae’ / Blood & Fire Records) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records).

                                                                                                              Beginning in the 1950s, Jamaican music developed into one of the most important and influential music industries in the world. From its early Mento (Jamaican Calypso) beginnings through to the invention of Ska, Rocksteady, Roots, Dub and Dancehall, Jamaican music is also one of the richest and innovative veins in popular music.

                                                                                                              This stunning hardback deluxe book is a timely look at the endless visually creativity of reggae record cover designs, iconic, classic, rare and unique artwork spanning sixty years of Jamaican sounds.

                                                                                                              The book includes a fascinating introductory essay on the history of reggae by Steve Barrow and the book is edited by Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records and editor of the book ‘Dancehall’, and cover art books on Bossa Nova, Freedom, Rhythm & Sound and Studio One Records).

                                                                                                              The City Is Ablaze!

                                                                                                              The Story Of A Post-Punk Popzine, 1984-1994

                                                                                                                Ablaze! fanzine was published in Manchester and Leeds in the late eighties and early nineties by a young lady known as Karren Ablaze!

                                                                                                                The best bits of this notorious and outspokenly passionately zine are now available in book format, to be published in October 2012. Alongside hundreds of zine pages, The City Is Ablaze! features new writings by Karren and other members of the Ablaze! team, as well as interviews with fanzine writers John Robb (Rox), Dave Haslam (Debris) and Richard Johnson (Grim Humour), essays by DIY cultural commentators Lucy Cage and Deborah Withers, a re-examination of the Riot Grrrl movement, and an epilogue by Gary Jarman.

                                                                                                                This 320-page A4 book also covers other zines that Karren produced in Manchester and Leeds between 1984 and 1994, capturing an era where DIY was de rigueur and indie actually meant something.
                                                                                                                You’ll be able to read original interviews with the following bands (in chronological order).

                                                                                                                Eyeless In Gaza • The Membranes • The Stone Roses • The Inca Babies • Tools You Can Trust • The Bodines • Inspiral Carpets • The Pastels • The Janitors • Happy Mondays • King of the Slums • The Dust Devils • The Shamen • Cud • Sonic Youth • Dinosaur Jr • The Pixies • Throwing Muses • The Sundays • Thrilled Skinny • Rapeman • UT • Dog Faced Hermans • Edsel Auctioneer • Mudhoney • AC Temple • fIREHOSE • Band of Susans • Henry Rollins • Live Skull • Kilgore Trout • The Sun and The Moon • The Breeders • Happy Flowers • Silverfish • The Keatons • The Stretchheads • Pregnant Neck • Mayomberos Alive • Fluff • Archbishop Kebab • Nirvana • Pale Saints • Mercury Rev • The Heart Throbs • Babes in Toyland • American Music Club • Hole • Pavement • My Bloody Valentine • Shudder To Think • Leatherface • Nation of Ulysses • Tsunami • Poster Children • Sugar • Moonshake • Hood • Polvo

                                                                                                                The book also includes irate letters from Morrissey and Thurston Moore.
                                                                                                                The City Is Ablaze! reads like a musical history of the late 80s and early 90s, a history that could only be obtained by surfing the sliproads, sneaking backstage at a thousand shows, sleeping on strangers’ floors and living to type up the tales of the sounds that defined an era.

                                                                                                                Charles Bukowski

                                                                                                                Bukowski On Bukowski

                                                                                                                  Bukowski on Bukowski booklet is a great introduction to the wild world of cult author Charles Bukowski. It features Bukowski's views on various topics including Drinking, Writing, Sex, Death, Loneliness and fame and is interspersed with lively illustrations and a bonus CD to boot!

                                                                                                                  Graham Jones

                                                                                                                  Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened To Record Shops? (RSD 2012 5th Edition)

                                                                                                                    "Last Shop Standing" lifts the lid on an area of the music industry in tatters – a sad but true tale of the decline of record shops and their beloved vinyl too. The author, Graham Jones has worked at the heart of the record industry since the golden 1980s. He was there during the fruitful retail years and has witnessed the tragic decline of a business blighted by corruption and corporate greed. Undertaking a final tour of the last remaining independent record shops in Britain, Graham has collected a wealth of entertaining stories that explain why the best are still standing, and how the worst of them blew it. The book includes revealing anecdotes about rock stars and industry figures including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, David Bowie, Joy Division, Oasis, The Sex Pistols and John Peel. "Last Shop Standing" is a hilarious, addictive, yet sometimes harrowing account written by a man who has been there and sold that. It is a book that will bring a wry smile to the face of anyone who has ever bought a music CD or attended a concert, and still has the promotional t-shirt of a favourite band to prove it. Since getting a break into the music industry following a colleague's failed, comical suicide attempt, Graham Jones has amassed an excellent collection of anecdotes on his travels around the record shops of Britain – all included in Last Shop Standing: The hilarity of the UK's worst record shop (not us - phew!); The most dysfunctional family in pop music; How Take That were conned out of the Christmas number 1; The hysterical tale of the band that faked a murder; The shop that sold £45,000 worth of records for a fiver (also not us - double phew!), and much more.

                                                                                                                    Yeti Magazine

                                                                                                                    Issue 4

                                                                                                                      The nearest comparison to this magazine would be the Chemical Imbalance magazine of old, "Yeti 4"'s CD contains 28 exclusive tracks, including Michael Hurley with Tara Jane O'Neill, Destroyer, Souled American, Okkervill River, Bright, the Blow etc. The book features Drew Daniel (Matmos) essays, an investigative piece on streetcorner gospel blues, Okkervill river tour diary, Dan Bejar, sci fi writer Octavia Butler, crimer writer / historian Peter Doyle, and much more.

                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                      Magazine Info: Book and CD; 240 pages, 6" by 9" book with gorgeous metallic cover and the CD inside the back cover.

                                                                                                                      Yeti Magazine

                                                                                                                      Issue 12

                                                                                                                        YETI refits: now an 8" by 8" bound book, with a 7"!! not a CD a 7"... details below, but this will blow the roof off:

                                                                                                                        ON THE HARD-VINYL 7" EP, Four archival, never before heard songs: MISSISSIPPI FRED McDOWELL (two amazing 1959 Lomax recordings). THE TIKI MEN's stellar take on Duane Eddy's "First Love, First Tears," recorded around 1994. Plus a new cover by Portland's own dreampop slayer GROUPER of Dead Moon's "Demona," recorded just the other week!

                                                                                                                        INSIDE THE 8" BY 8" BOOK: Lovely cover image of a big red giant walking over a little town on fire, by Portland's favorite illustrator CARSON ELLIS. A portfolio of rare and never-before-seen photographs from the ALAN LOMAX ARCHIVES ca. his fabled 1959 'Southern Journey.' Translator and poet Margarita Shalina delivers a personal, well-researched look at NEW YORK'S 1980s HARDCORE punk scene (she was there, man). Beyond-rare artifacts from gentle genius Kim Spurlock's deep trove of NEAL CASSADY ephemera. Musician/ music historian NED SUBLETTE's chat with esteemed music critic/ editor Daphne Carr is a roller-coaster ride into the eye of the post-Katrina diaspora, touching on many musical histories with concise and not wanky politico-historical context. JAMAICAN GOSPEL 7" label scans, which is a lot more interesting than it sounds.

                                                                                                                        Eye-bleedingly awesome drawings by Tim Miller, James Trotter and Jana Cleveland. Very killer photographs by Nina Dudoladova of LONG-ABANDONED FORTS in Kalingarad, Russia which were once part of the German empire's effort to secure the border. A monumental, enthused and super-lengthy look at the work of Sacramento, CA's forgotten '90s surf band THE TIKI MEN by Aaron Gilbreath. Interviews with translator and author SUSAN BERNOFSKY (best-known for her lucid and playful work with Robert Walser's writing) and LARS FINBERG of Seattle's Intelligence and A-Frames. THE BREAKFAST SHIFT, which will become one of your favorite short stories that you didn't have to read for school, by Mimi Lipson. Plus as if all that weren't enough, there's a very image-heavy interview by Chris Kirkley (Sahel Sounds + 'Saharan Cell Phones') with contemporary African sign-painter THIAM BELLOU.

                                                                                                                        PS: There will also be a sweet, 100 minute, free digital download available for everyone who purchases the issue, with music from Nathan Salsburg, Shana Cleveland, Neal Cassady backed by members of the Grateful Dead, Religious Knives, Ora Cogan, a new side project by Bobb Bruno from Best Coast, Derek Monypeny, some Jamaican gospel, Sir Richard Bishop, outtakes from YETI editor Mike McGonigal's 'Last Time Singing' gospel compilation + way more.


                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                        The Cover Art Of Studio One Records

                                                                                                                          Studio One is the legendary Jamaican reggae label that launched onto the world Bob Marley and theWailers. As iconic as Motown was to soul, or Blue Note for Jazz, Studio One was the creation of one great figurehead Clement Sir Coxsone Dodd. This deluxe hard-back book is the first ever to tell the story of Studio One and the many artists that it produced. The book features hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs of Studio One and original artwork as well as rare and exclusive photographs, original flyers and artist interviews. In the 1950s Clement Dodds Downbeat Soundsystem was the most important sound system in downtown Kingstons burgeoning dancehall scene, fighting off the competition of Duke Reid, Tom the Great Sebastian and others. Dodd began producing his own records in the late 1950s and in 1963, the year after Jamaican Independence, he launched Studio One. Described by Chris Blackwell as the University of Reggae, Studio One is by far the most important record label in the history of Reggae music, an A-Z of Jamaican music. It is where Bob Marley and theWailers, Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, The Skatalites, Marcia Griffiths, Burning Spear, The Heptones, Toots and the Maytals and many more artists became stars. As Jamaica approaches the 50th anniversary of independence, this stunning deluxe book is a timely look at Reggae musics legendary record label and the artists and musicians that it made famous.

                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                          Book Info: Studio One is the legendary Jamaican reggae label that launched onto the world Bob Marley and theWailers. As iconic as Motown was to soul, or Blue Note for Jazz, Studio One was the creation of one great figurehead Clement Sir Coxsone Dodd. This deluxe hard-back book is the first ever to tell the story of Studio One and the many artists that it produced. The book features hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs of Studio One and original artwork as well as rare and exclusive photograp

                                                                                                                          Yeti Magazine

                                                                                                                          Issue 11

                                                                                                                            ON THE CD:
                                                                                                                            All rare/unreleased music - this time, we asked a dozen people for tracks that are as long as their respective track numbers, so that track 12 is 12 minutes long and track 4 is 4 minutes long and you probably don’t need any more examples than that. The result is a 78-minute-long disc featuring Snake Hole, Sloppy Heads, Johnita and Joyce Collins, Atole, Gospel Creators, White Rainbow, The Dirashi Tribe, Roy Montgomery, Golden Retriever, Oneida, Phill Niblock, and Happy New Year

                                                                                                                            INSIDE THE BOOK: Interviews with Phill Niblock, Roy Montgomery, and Brian Chippendale; photography by Olivia Wyatt and Megan Holmes; art by Marcellus Hall and Victor Kerlow; an archival interview with Joe Brainard by Anne Waldman; fiction by Kimberly Parko and R. Foggo; rare May ’68 posters from Grenoble, and the Skaters.

                                                                                                                            Shook

                                                                                                                            #10 - Vol One - Winter 2011

                                                                                                                              The Wild Bunch - origins of the Bristol Sound /// Kiss FM - a pirate's anthem /// Keith Mansfield & the KPM music library /// Mala - Bass Weight /// Sticky - Booo! /// United Vibrations - united we stand /// Cymande - Nyah Rock /// the UK Record Store Roadmap /// How To Run a Record Label (Firecracker, RAMP, First Word, Wah Wah) /// New Techno Luminaries (Sei A, Wbeeza, Perc, Oliver Ho) /// Queen of Lovers Rock - Carroll Thompson - ///Manchester All-Stars (Scruff, Zed Bias, Hoya:Hoya) /// plus The Armley Social Club, Michael Schmelling's ATL photo project, Salem, Little Brother, Rustie, Will Bankhead, Sofrito and more!

                                                                                                                              Zeke Clough

                                                                                                                              Protomurk

                                                                                                                                Protomurk is a new thirty-page chapbook of comic strips and drawings by Zeke Clough, who provided the spectacular artwork for Shackleton's Skull Disco label (and recently helped to conceive his new imprint, Woe To The Septic Heart). The work is deeply visceral and effluvial, disgusted and apocalyptic, brilliant and funny. The pamphlet is beautifully printed on recycled paper, with a full-colour card cover, in an edition of 200. Surely the perfect stocking-filler.

                                                                                                                                Yeti Magazine

                                                                                                                                Issue 10

                                                                                                                                  Inside the book:
                                                                                                                                  36 pages from Internet monsters Everything Is Terrible!; interviews with musician Robert Scott (The Clean, The Bats) and writer Amelia Gray; music profiles of S. Fla's finest, The Jacuzzi Boys, and UK 90s cult band Disco Inferno; fiction by Stacey Levine; photographs by Ted Barron and Gracie Remington; art by Saul Chernick, Pavel Tchelitchew, Cassie Ramone, Ilyas Ahmed

                                                                                                                                  On the CD: Noveller, Ô Paon, Alkibar Gignor, the Weeds, Electric Blood, the Clean, the Bats, Robert Scott, Jousting Vandals, Joan + Anthony, Heavenly Dreamers, Jacuzzi Boys, Abba Ag Gargando, Daniel Kroha, the Gories, Derek Monypeny, Orca Team, the Golden Hours, the Babies, Cheikh Ag Mohammed, Starving Weirdos, and V>L>A>D>R>M (Viva L’American Death Ray Music).

                                                                                                                                  Pretty much the saving grace when it comes to US underground music writing / coverage. Essential!

                                                                                                                                  Steve Ignorant

                                                                                                                                  The Rest Is Propaganda

                                                                                                                                    The day that Stephen Williams walked up the path to Dial House and found Jeremy Ratter at the end of it, sitting at a typewriter, was undoubtedly an auspicious event for both of them - not to mention for many of us. It was 1977, and although there were fifteen years and a world of social privilege separating them, the two shared something much more important: their dissatisfaction with the life that society was offering them. Steve had recently been infected with Punk Rock at a gig by the Clash, and Jeremy had a drum kit. Together, they formed Crass. Over the next seven years, Crass would stencil its name in indelible paint across the face of British culture. They would become the band that rattled the timbers in the Houses of Parliament, infiltrated teenage magazines, fought savage anti-establishment, pro-humanitarian battles, and challenged the music industry with a new definition of DIY.

                                                                                                                                    "The Rest Is Propaganda" is not, however, the story of that band. Rather, it is the story of a young boy who grew up on the streets of Dagenham, wearing Tuf shoes and holey jumpers, being railroaded to a life on the factory floor. This is the story of a lad who learned about life on the terraces of Upton Park, in the pubs and clubs of East London, behind the counter of Wallis's supermarket, and why he left that all behind. It is the story of how Stephen Williams became Steve Ignorant. And what he did after.

                                                                                                                                    Babak Ganjei

                                                                                                                                    Hilarious Consequences

                                                                                                                                      This Autumn Records Records Records books publish Hilarious Consequences, a graphic novel by Babak Ganjei, containing a CD soundtrack featuring various artists which include Wet Paint, Singing Adams, Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards, Matthew Tong (Bloc Party) and new Records Records Records records signing Big Deal.

                                                                                                                                      Babak Ganjei plays in a band, has a young son and writes a comic about a guy called Babak, who plays in a band and has a young son and is writing a comic book. Hilarious Consequences is the result. It is funny. It is sad. Or perhaps it's melancholic? The absurdities of life in the ridiculous metropolis: the herbalist medicine men; the postmodernist fancy dress parties; the bands signing deals with pharmaceuticals companies; the blind followers of the cult of originality; and the coke-fuelled conversations about cooking. Chapter by chapter, the book captures the inanities of life as our hero muses on hair loss, the creative process, fatherhood and getting the sneaking feeling that everyone around you is getting younger, more talented and more successful.

                                                                                                                                      A little about Babak.... As guitarist with Absentee, he released 2 albums, singles and a handful of EPs through Memphis Industries to wide critical acclaim. Babak went on to form Wet Paint, releasing the album 'It Rots' through Trial & Error and the band supported both Bloc Party and the Rumble Strips on national tours.

                                                                                                                                      In between touring and recording the yet to be released follow-up album to It Rots, Babak has been creating his comic strips, regularly appearing on the pages of Stool Pigeon magazine. Hilarious Consequences is Babak's frst graphic novel.

                                                                                                                                      In Babak's own words: 'my years as guitarist in Absentee and frontman of Wet Paint have helped inform a story about struggling to juggle creative pursuits whilst attempting to grow up, be a father and not a rubbish boyfriend'.

                                                                                                                                      The book comes as a beautifully drawn 104 page softbound limited edition including CD soundtrack featuring: Dignan Porch, Singing Adams, The Bronsteins, Macks Faulkron, Wonderswan, Round Ron Virgin, Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards, Cheatahs, Big Deal, Wet Paint, and Matthew C H Tong.

                                                                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                      Book Info: Includes an 11 track compilation CD.

                                                                                                                                      Yeti Magazine

                                                                                                                                      Issue 9

                                                                                                                                        Perfect timing for essential summer reading: the latest issue of the the best Mag/CD around..fact.

                                                                                                                                        On the CD: All Rare/ unreleased music, lots of raw wonderful stuff this time out, including Indian music from 78s selected by Rob Millis + three Pip Proud songs never on CD before! (See below for full track listing.

                                                                                                                                        In the book: Some very fun stuff!
                                                                                                                                        Bruce Conner: Lengthy interview with the groundbreaking artist, done for the Smithsonian in the early 1970s DEAN WAREHAM: Pictures & Words -- Photos and text forming a kind of tour diary by your favorite member of Speedy & the Castanets MARYANNE AMACHER: Two archival interviews with the electronics pioneer PIP PROUD IN THE 1960s: Excerpt from ex-Cannane David Nichols' forthcoming massive history of Australian rock on the bizarre, whispery, often revelatory work of Mr. Proud TULI KUPFERBERG: Reprints from his wonderful self-published Birth Press titles from the 1960s LIZZ HICKEY: Some very awesome comics from the talented Brooklynite ALASDAIR ROBERTS: Erik Davis talks to our favorite contemporary British folkie ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO: New drawings by the intrepid artist/musician MIMI LIPSON: Short story by the very talented Kingston, NY resident BEATRIZ MONTEAVARO: A sort-of comic done just for Yeti VAK RANGA RAO: Groovy article about a collector of Indian music 78s, image-heavy and sweet, by Rob Millis JAMES TUREK: Another comic done just for YETI, we are very lucky JOAQUIN V. GONZALEZ: Previously unpublished translation of this underknown South American writer ALISHA WESSLER: Recent works on paper by the Portland, OR based artist.

                                                                                                                                        Big Up

                                                                                                                                        Issue 6 - Winter 2010

                                                                                                                                          Big Up is a San Fransico-based independent quarterly print and online magazine about contemporary art, underground music, revolutionary people, and street culture, with an emphasis on all aspects of the current global bass music scene. In just 12 months, Big Up has started to evolve into a global brand, with merchandise, events, and podcasts encouraging a rapidly growing and loyal customer base, drawn in by the magazine’s unique niche content. Big Up Issue 6’s headline features are with Ikonika, Gaslamp Killer, Untold, N-Type, Joe Nice, and David Rodigan. Also includes download card for a killer exclusive guest mix by Untold, with a ton of unreleased forthcoming funky rollers from himself, Geiom, Ramadanman, Headhunter, Shortstuff, Mark Prtichard, James Blake, Joy Orbison, and many more.

                                                                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                          Magazine Info: Includes Untold mix download card.

                                                                                                                                          Woofah

                                                                                                                                          #4

                                                                                                                                            Contents this time include: Untold: Interview with this forward looking dubstep producer. Dubplate Cutting Houses: Woofah shines a light on this hidden corner of UK soundsystem culture. Newham Generals: Keeping it grimey. Tony Thorpe: Major interview with this UK bass legend - from 400 Blows to the KLF to dubstep. Who Killed Michael Smith?: The tragic story of the legendary dub poet, with contributions from Linton Kwesi Johnson and Dennis Bovell. Young Warrior and Joe Ariwa: The sons of Jah Shaka and Mad Professor on the next generation of UK dub. Sci-Fi and reggae: rastas in space, reggae producers looking to the stars… The last days of Studio One: Ron Vester, Studio One’s official photographer, talks to us about his time with Coxsone Dodd. Dubkasm: teachings in dub by way of Bristol and Brazil. Hessle Audio: Ramadanman and Ben UFO step up. YT: In depth look at the "Born Inna Babylon" album. Hot Gal Commandments. Colin Tubb: First episode of a new cartoon series. Memories of Eek A Mouse.

                                                                                                                                            Club Brenda

                                                                                                                                            Strange Trees

                                                                                                                                              Having first begun in 1999 as an avant-garde performance night at Manchester’s Star & Garter pub, Club Brenda is fast approaching a decade of subversive art thrills. Presenting the city with diverse performance and music, the innovative club night remains loyally attuned to the sounds of the Manchester DIY underground, from emerging bands and musicians, to a network of artists, photographers, film-makers, designers and poets. Imagine what a club would be like if it combined bands, performance art and a deliberately eclectic music policy…if it reached out to everyone: gay, straight, black, blue; but in particular, welcomed life’s uglier ducklings – the outsiders, the strange ones…’

                                                                                                                                              To mark this occasion the club brings us this limited edition Brenda book, 'Strange Trees', which moves through the history of Club Brenda, using a series of classic narratives to form a dark urban fairytale, alongside a series of commissioned photography and artwork. Instead of Jack and the Giant, we have Dirty Honky, turning vaudeville tricks for magic beans. Savage Wolf prowls through the ever-changing forest but isn’t quite the predator we expect, and the same goes for Holly Gore, who some like to call the witch… in the strange forest of Club Brenda, no one remains what they were…

                                                                                                                                              The book comes with a CD featuring tracks from The Sisters of Transistors, David Thomas Broughton, Magic Arm, Real Dolls, Egyptian Hip Hop, Paddy Steer and Peter Parker.


                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                              Philippa says: Ooh look, lots of pictures of people I know looking very drunk.

                                                                                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                              Book Info: Limited edition embossed front A5-ish 70 page book full colour with bonus CD. 300 copies only, all individually numbered.

                                                                                                                                              Yeti Magazine

                                                                                                                                              Issue 8

                                                                                                                                                Just in time to alleviate seasonal boredom, the latest issue of YETI, as ever ahead of the pack and cutting straight to the quick: 192 pages + full-length CD.

                                                                                                                                                On the CD: rare/previously unreleased music from: Ty Segall, Woven Bones, Fergus + Geronimo, Zola Jesus, Aran Ruth, Vaselines, Little Claw, Tyvek, Evan Miller, Pigeons, Pete Swanson, Mantles, Jim Dickinson, the Splinters, Brown Recluse, Neverever, Gospel Songbirds, Limes, Bishop Perry Tillis, Inca Ore, Vampire Hands, Myelin Sheaths, the Moles.

                                                                                                                                                Inside the book: Interviews with Explode into Colors and Zola Jesus; famed musician/producer Jim Dickinson recalls growing up playing music in the segregated South, and how it's changed; a new look at the instruments Harry Partch created (with many full-page photos); the story of the unreleased album Johnny Mathis and Chic made together; extended interview with composer Eliane Radigue; Olivier Malosse's photographs of abandoned Japanese amusement parks; Amos Harvey's interview with the multiple personalities assumed by gospel- blues great Bishop Perry Tillis; visual work by Nicole Eriko Smith and Andrew Neyer; and the hand-built noise instruments of Flower Electronics and King Capitol Punishment.

                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                Magazine Info: Magazine and free CD.

                                                                                                                                                Rock-A-Rolla

                                                                                                                                                Issue 4 - July / August 2006

                                                                                                                                                  Interviews with Subtle, Zombi, Big Business, The New Blockheads, Kaada, Lords and Ghostdigital, along with a stack of album, DVD and live reviews.

                                                                                                                                                  Dummy

                                                                                                                                                  No.3 Autumn 2006

                                                                                                                                                    The nights are drawing in and you need something to read on the cold public transport journeys to and from work. Step forward the autumn issue of British music quarterly Dummy, featuring The Killers, Jaime T, The Horros, Wolfmother, The Mars Volta, Albert Hammond Jr., Ed Banger Records, The Streets, Charlotte Gainsbourg and more.

                                                                                                                                                    Alexander Heir

                                                                                                                                                    Death Is Not The End: The Art Of Alexander Heir

                                                                                                                                                      Brooklyn artist Alexander Heir has been drawing strange, other-worldly pictures for years. Previously, these illustrations have only adorned 7" record jackets and Xeroxed flyers across the international punk underground, but now Sacred Bones Records is offering a new collection of the artist’s finest illustrations.

                                                                                                                                                      For those who truly crave the transgressive and are unfulfilled by the commercially “confrontational” trends in current zines and indie publications, Heir’s work will connect immediately. Heir has been so prominently involved in designing, printing and producing for countless NYC and international artists that over the years his work has become one of the defining aesthetics in the contemporary underground punk scene. His work has graced the albums, singles and ephemera of highly regarded bands such as Hoax, Forward (Japan), The Mob (UK), Nightbirds, Destruction Unit and Modern Life Is War amongst countless others.

                                                                                                                                                      Similarly, his popular clothing line Death/Traitors has become a staple among punks, the hip-hop scene, the tattoo community and beyond. Members of notable acts Three Six Mafia, Fucked Up, Antwon and Odd Future have all been known to support the brand.

                                                                                                                                                      Alexander Heir’s art has all the prominent elements of 50 years’ worth of subversive underground culture

                                                                                                                                                      Somewhere between Garbage Pail Kids and Tom of Finland, this is the kind of art

                                                                                                                                                      Includes ten unreleased, never-before-seen illustrations that gets kids in trouble with their parents

                                                                                                                                                      Comes in a hardshell, foil-stamped slipcase which is blended with a sick humorous quality has a penchant for the bizarre, taboo, and a raw, physical compulsion has allowed him to achieve such delightfully confounding imagery. Referencing an eclectic cache of dark symbols in his unapologetically graphic style, he has created a stunning and recognizable collection of work.

                                                                                                                                                      It’s so rare we have an opportunity to experience a collection of work that so fully breathes the history of obscure subversion. Death Is Not the End is a cause for celebration amongst misanthropes and sickos alike - we finally have a new master on our side.

                                                                                                                                                      Thee Humbug

                                                                                                                                                      Issue #5

                                                                                                                                                        The latest issue of this fine publication features such gems as Rotary Ten, Slow Down Tallahassee, The Hair, The Chiara Is and loads more. And as if that wasn't enough, you also get a rather fine free CD featuring 12 tracks from all of the above, along with Dave Woodcock, The Jakpot, Hands & Knees, The Situationists, Atoness, The Friendly Wilson and Poisonous Little Creatures.

                                                                                                                                                        Some would say they are the stuff of nightmares, but I actually quite like the dudes behind this project! From the Rowf Rowf Rowf stable, comes "Bread" a fanzine with a 10 track compilation to boot... Featuring tracks from Harappian Night Recordings, Heavy Winged, Poinsson, Sannyasin, Directing hand, it's a heady mixture of avant and noise...

                                                                                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                        CDS Info: 10 track CDR wrapped in a fanzine full of words, pictures, poetry and musings.

                                                                                                                                                        Thee Humbug

                                                                                                                                                        Issue #6

                                                                                                                                                          Issue 6 of Thee Humbug features interviews with The Voluntary Butler Scheme, The Bon Bon Club, Grammatics, MJ Hibbett, Downdime, The Rocky Nest, Calf By Calf, Champion Kickboxer, Something Like Fire, Louis Romegoux and Laura Groves. Along with articles on Indietracks, part 5 of Diamonds In The Mine, cartoons and the shocking truth about Victorian cosmetic surgery! Also comes with a free 12 track CD featuring the artists interviewed.

                                                                                                                                                          Yeti Magazine

                                                                                                                                                          Issue 7

                                                                                                                                                            On the 80-minute CD, there is rare and previously unreleased music from: Grouper, Abner Jay, Dum Dum Girls, Wooden Shjips, Dutchess and the Duke, Jacuzzi Boys, Great Unwashed, Nodzzz, Zola Jesus, Crystal Stilts (their cover of the Velvets' very fun "Temptation Inside Your Heart"), Finally Punk, 39 Clocks, the Bible Aires Spiritual Singers, Fresh + Onlys, Moon Duo (an awesome Wooden Shjips 'offshoot' band), Explode Into Colors, Limes, Eternal Tapestry, Woods, Christmas Island, some Jamaican gospel - and yes, even more. It's probably the best CD they've ever done. And inside the 200-page perfect-bound book: interviews with artist Jim Woodring, author Lynne Tillman, SF-based band the Nodzzz, author and screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer, also SF-based band the Wooden Shjips, and fiction by Mimi Lipson. Plus a look at Joe Brainard's remarkable cover illustration and design, a rare manuscript by Abner Jay detailing his time at the antebellum-fetishizing Stepehen Foster Center in Florida, Grouper talking to Ilyas Ahmed, an account of the life and work of poet and educator Nancy Dupree, comics drawn by clients at Portland's Full Life center for developmentally disabled adults (who were given 14 pages to create new work), drawings by J. Bradley Earl of Woods/ Woodsist/ Fuck It Tapes, and a look at the collaborative music of Black Twig Pickers and Jack Rose. Contributors include Erik Davis, Doug Elliott, Justin Farrar, Ross Simonini, Sara Jaffe, Kevin Elliott, Jesse Studenberg, and Michael Neault. The lovely cover is a detail from a new painting by Mingering M(image of Pres. Obama as a boxer) plus reproductions of his new Obama- themed works inside. Other art includes full-page illustrations by Tara Sinn, E*Rock, Mark Weakley, Pedro Lourenco, Forrest Martin, Jess Fogel, Sylvie Spencer, and Susan Wilmarth.

                                                                                                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                            Magazine Info: 200(ish) page book and CD.

                                                                                                                                                            Dickie Felton

                                                                                                                                                            The Day I Met Morrissey - A Collection Of Meetings With Morrissey

                                                                                                                                                              They look like him, they speak like him. They worship the very ground he walks on. And when obsessive fan actually meets Morrissey, worlds turn upside down. For some disciples it's like a religious experience, the greatest moment of their lives. To others a brief encounter with the iconic singer holds trepidation. Even fear. "The Day I Met Morrissey" contains real-life accounts from fans who for a split second found themselves in the right place at the right time. There's a chance encounter at Wilmslow train station in 1985, when a tongue-tied teen fulfils her dream. More dramatic Morrissey meetings come in perfumeries, airport lounges and by the pic'n'mix at Woolworths. There would be less delirium on sighting the Yeti. Other fans take their time and the singer opens up about the seaside, cardigans or the meaning of life. Featuring dozens of unseen photos, "The Day I Met Morrissey" poses an unusual and revealing picture of a music legend through the people that know him best, his fans.

                                                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                              The Art Of Touring (Book / DVD)

                                                                                                                                                                Square Root Books/Yeti Publishing present this incredibly packaged 156 pages, heavily illustrated book: Edited by Sara Jaffe (Erase Errata) and Mia Clarke (Electrelane), The Art of Touring is a book of art, photographs, and writing reflecting life on the road. Beautifully printed on glossy paper, this 7-inch-square book also includes a DVD of live footage.

                                                                                                                                                                Over 50 contributors, including: Devendra Banhart, Carla Bozulich, Jem Cohen, Tara Jane ONeil, and members of the Ex, Explosions in the Sky, Le Tigre, Matmos, Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Electrelane, and Erase Errata.

                                                                                                                                                                Full contents listing: Art by Beth Murphy (Times New Viking), Julianna Bright (The Golden Bears), Devendra Banhart, Tara Jane ONeil, Nathan Jerde (The Ponys), Hannah Mae Blair, Jason Sanford (Neptune), Erika Spring Forster (Au Revoir Simone), Tony Lazzara (Atombombpocketknife), Fay Davis-Jeffers (Pit Er Pat), and more. Photography by Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Emma Gaze (Electrelane), Andy Moor (The Ex), Munaf Rayani (Explosions In The Sky), Rebecca Gates, Elizabeth Sharp (Ill Ease), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Lynne Angel (Tartufi), Alissa Anderson (Vetiver), Veronique (Lesbians On Ecstasy), Buck 65, Annie Hart (Au Revoir Simone), and more. Writing by Johanna Fateman (Le Tigre), Drew Daniel (Matmos), Carla Bozulich, Everett True, Sharon Cheslow, Jean Smith (Mecca Normal), Sara Jaffe (Erase Errata), Sara Marcus, Cynthia Nelson, Brian Case (The Ponys), Mia Clarke (Electrelane), Noah Leger (Milemarker), Bobo Boutin (Les Georges Leningrad), Sons & Daughters, Miranda Mellis (My Invisible), and more.

                                                                                                                                                                On the DVD: Tara Jane ONeil; The Ex on tour, filmed by Jem Cohen; Mecca Normal live; Erase Erratas video tour diary; The Jeffrey Lewis Band, by Jasmin Steigler; Electrelane, live at la Route du Rock; Andy Moors video collage art; Neptune, shot by Adrianne Jorge, Sharon Cheslow and Bromp Trev, live at Wow Cool, filmed by Andrew Kesin.

                                                                                                                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                Magazine Info: Book and DVD package.

                                                                                                                                                                Mat

                                                                                                                                                                Proud 2be A Flyer - The Historical Roots Of A Design Revolution Book

                                                                                                                                                                  Mat has now for years devoted to search for the best design in music, fashion and products, having worked with people like 2000 Black, Slam Jam, Stussy, Sonar Kollective, Franklyn and Marshall and many more. 'Proud 2Be A Flyer' is a selection of club flyers for the past decade which describes the evolution of graphic design through the club scene. This rather lovely coffee table book (24cm wide x 30cm high x 1500mm thick, all full colour) features artwork by Swifty, Kinsey, MODE2, Parra, Heavyweight, Andy Ward, Obey, Blami, Machine, and many more.

                                                                                                                                                                  Shook

                                                                                                                                                                  #6 Vol One - Summer

                                                                                                                                                                    The Quantic Y Su Combo Barbaro album is dropping out now, and photographer, filmmaker and all-round good guy B+ generously offered a picture he took in Colombia to put on the cover. Check the rest of the photos and the full story inside the mag. In the new issue Shook speak to Raekwon from the Wu about an album more hotly awaited than the second coming - "Only Born 4 Cuban Linx II". They do some ghetto-turismo in Morò de Providencia, the oldest favela in Rio, thanx to French artist JR. They capture the UK's premier 'house dance' crew InDaHouse in full effect. There's an interview with one of their favourite producers 9th Wonder and his True School crew. They speak to Rashad Smith. The Eglo crew represent (Floating Points, Alex Nut and the whole 9 yards). There's the story behind the 1974 concert in Kinshasa when James Brown, Bill Withers and Celia Cruz lined up alongside Miriam Makeba and Franco – it's the subject of the new Soul Power film. Also check the story of Rahaan & the Chuck Brothers, the crate diggers outta Chi-city. They also have an in-depth story about the life and times of Freddie Hubbard, as remembered by Creed Taylor (of CTI and Impulse! fame).

                                                                                                                                                                    Belle Vue

                                                                                                                                                                    Issue 2

                                                                                                                                                                      At long last issue 2 has arrived, it's another essential round-up of everything that's great in the land of Mancunia, and courtesy of the 'Hell Is A City' feature, one or two shit things too!!

                                                                                                                                                                      Big Up

                                                                                                                                                                      Issue 5 - Autumn 2009

                                                                                                                                                                        Big Up is a San Fransico-based independent quarterly print and online magazine about contemporary art, underground music, revolutionary people, and street culture, with an emphasis on all aspects of the current global bass music scene. They're bigging up art that stops, wows and provokes; music that empowers, enlightens and looks forward; people who act, inspire and start revolutions. In just nine months, Big Up has started to evolve into a global brand, with merchandise, events, and podcasts encouraging a rapidly growing and loyal customer base, drawn in by the magazine's unique niche content. Big Up Issue 5's headline features are with El-B, Nosaj Thing, and Alva Noto. Also includes download card for an exclusive guest mix by Hatcha.


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