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Zines

An expert in stirring opposing energies and forces into the same pot, Rachel Lee-Carman's zines are always unlike anything else; an experience all their own. Within: travels to both sidewalk tarot readings and Mom's Bible study group. There's Grandma's tea readings, palm readings, the roots of the word witch, sipping spells, urban herbal harvests, poems in hollowed-out eggs.

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

Another great issue of Alyssa Giannini's gorgeously illustrated personal zine, Wanderer. Within: road trips, house shows, gender identity, zine mazes, and odes to initiators of fun. As well as finding ways through depression and panic attacks and hard times.

My favorite piece is on platonic intimacy. Alyssa writes, "Friendship is so often undervalued in favor of romantic coupling...[ continued ]

A fantastic new issue of Alyssa Giannini's Wanderer zine. Within: new adventures in sobriety, attachment styles, the prevalence of men as DIY music gatekeepers, EMDR, the search for sober recklessness, and taking over the long-running DoDIY resource site. A great read!

The zine also comes with its own playlist...[ continued ]

The latest in Jennifer Williams' well-loved workbook zine series. We Need Emotional Labor: Discussion Questions to Redistribute the Work that Holds Communities Together​ is an essential guide to understanding both the value of emotional labor and the imbalance of it.

In her in-depth introduction, Williams asks, "What toxic systems can be uprooted if we start to wipe away the idea that taking care of each other is a burden?" While also pointing out that "There are questions we need to ask, though, before this giving and receiving: Is it consensual? Is it valued? Is it reciprocal?" (Clementine Morrigan...[ continued ]

In this fabulous issue of Women in Sound zine (the "Mothership: Birth and Labor" issue), Danielle Maggio delves into the genius and legacy of funk legend Betty Davis. There are in-depth interviews with the one-and-only Osa Atoe (of Shotgun Seamstress/No More Fiction), Jade Payne (Aye Nako, The Silent Barn), Lauren Goshinski (DJ Boolean/VIA), Missy Thangs (Fidelitorium), Fielded, Jessica Thompson (Coast Mastering), Alexis Icon, and Marielle V Jakobsons (Electronic Arts/Thrill Jockey Records)...[ continued ]

The fourth issue of Women in Sound zine is built on a series of great interviews with women, queer, and trans musicians and sound artists. Included within: Gina Favano (of Come Holy Spirit), rapper/producer Sammus, producer/DJ Yaeji, sound engineer Holly Hansen, live sound engineer Carolyn Slothour, post-production engineer Leslie Mona-Mathus, and Portland's own Alissa DeRubeis and Felisha Ledesma (of S1 Synth Library & Women's Beat League)...[ continued ]

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

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

One of our favorite zines around, Women in Sound is always packed with interesting discussions from across the musical map. This time around, there's conversations with: synthesizer pioneer Suzanne Ciani, legendary punk label founder Lisa Fancher (Frontier Records), Amy Dragon (Telegraph Mastering), Marta Salogni (recording & mixing engineer for Bjork and Frank Ocean), Pamela Dwyer (live sound engineer, CKUT), Natalie Hernandez (Death By Audio Effects Pedals), Amanda Davis (live sound engineer for Janelle Monae and Tegan + Sara)...[ continued ]