Various Artists

Breakcore and 8-Bit/Chiptune artists team up to make a compilation that raves as much as it destroys. An all-star cast of Mochipet, TheH8rs, Foxdye, Selector Catalogue, Graz, and Shitmat bring you the banginest, bestest, core-iest 12” ever. A collaboration between two of Portland's best electronic labels: Fukdup and Reactionary Records.

Foxdye- Tacompton MDMA Booty Bang (Excited Mix)

Temporary Sale! Excellent live recordings from the legendary festival. Some of these recordings I have heard more than their respective album versions--they are simply that good.

Mirah, The Mountain Goats, Sleater-Kinney, Bratmobile, The Need, Old Time Relijun, The Microphones, Negativland, and many more.

Mirah- Engine Heart (Live)

Comic artists and comic lovers think about comics and the importance of comics in their lives. (They even draw a few along the way.)

Within: A dusty comic book store in the '80s serving as salvation for a geeky teen girl; dealing with Asperger’s and learning social cues from comics; the current state of Heavy Metal; adapting The Secret Garden; a girl in the 70’s and her love of war comics; superheroes; Harvey Pekar; and much much more. (“Entries from the indexes of The Complete Peanuts, Vols 1-16” is a pretty amazing, easy to miss, moment.)

44 pages, half-letter size.

A triple (!!!) LP with recordings from the legendary Yoyo A Go Go festival in Olympia, Wa. These are among the last of the original printing. Beautiful and collectible. Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Unwound, Karp, The Halo Benders, Codeine, Mecca Normal, Mary Lou Lord, Godheadsilo, Team Dresch, are just a few of the artists on this amazing compilation.

Mecca Normal- I Walk Alone (Live at Yoyo a Gogo)

A collection of pieces from the We’ll Never Have Paris literary zine. Creative nonfiction that often ends up somewhere between heartbreaking and hilarious.

“Each short story featured in the collection focuses on the theme of things which were ill-fated, star-crossed, or just plain bad ideas…Tales of regret, poor decisions, and disappointment find their way to the pages of this collection of true stories that reflect the human condition.”

Small trade paperback, 4.25 × 7, 80 Pages. ISBN# 9781621064602.

Ideal Jeopardy boards from 25 contributors (including our own Joshua James Amberson). Taking the idea made popular by Douglas Coupland's Microserfs, A.J. Michel asks us to look at these as a fun "way of summing up a person's quirks descriptively and quickly." The result are lists that are funny, curious, and odd. Look out Ken Jennings.

32 pages, oblong quarter-size, cardstock covers.

Last copy! An Olympia classic. This 1999 Yoyo Recordings studio compilation has 22 songs that give a snapshot of the scene from that era. The Microphones, Mirah, C Average, The Need, IQU, and many more.

The Microphones- Wake Me Up

Unlike anything else running today, the Nuts punk fanzine is always a wild ride. And if you just took the crazy-sexy-(cool)-Medusa-witch cover of this issue alone, you would already have one of the most unique things around. This issue is another ridiculously oversized extravaganza. Interviews with Dawn of Humans, Pharmakon, and Nomad. A punk paper that cries over Sinead O'Connor's "Black Boys on Mopeds." You know it's gotta be good.

Art by Heather Benjamin and Antonio Jamel Cuffee. 

Nuts! is the kind of thing that can come with giant newsprint masks and it's no big thing. Within: giant newsprint masks, interviews with Ajax and Goosebumps, an Olympia update, a Rap Report, Christmas with Glue, photos, posters, and more.

20 pages, on newsprint.

Compiling stories from over 25 contributors, this issue is about being a "greenhorn" (AKA: a newbie) to commercial fishing. A wide range of voices chime in on the hilarious and the painful tales from their first time out.

"Some stories are from toe-dippers, people who deckhanded one season and then hung a scale-speckled hat on a rusty nail in some wayside outhouse and never turned back. Others are long backward looks from fishing folk who barely bother to scrape the silver off their elbows." -Moe Bowstern, from the introduction.

160 pages, half-legal size.