Barren Nieces- Lascivious Occupations (Tape) ($5)- This is my favorite album of 2011. Since getting it, I have let it flip endlessly and have not tired of it. It's that good.
Basic Paper Airplane #5 (Zine) ($2)- The current state of the United States as seen from car windows mixes with historical oddities of Americana.
Caboose #7: Britney Spears 101 (Book) ($5)- The 2nd edition of this 100+ page book on the life and times of Britney Spears…through the eyes of cancer patient.
DIY or Don't We? #3 (Zine) ($3)- Focusing on food and the way it makes a community. As always, inspiring and made with gorgeous simplicity.
Jordan O' Jordan- Drawn Onward (CD) ($10)- Put simply: this is the Jordan O’ Jordan masterpiece we have all been waiting for.
Keeper's Kanzine #1 (Zine) ($3)- Just in time for the canning season! A fun and attractive zine of canning recipes and awesome canning-related things.
Keeper's Kanzine #2 (Zine) ($3)- A host of contributors weigh in on the best recipes and ideas for saving the harvest.
Poppet- Unitard Galaxy (Doll & Thumbdrive) ($20)- A small handmade doll carries a thumbdrive with a 16 song collection, wonderfully known as Unitard Galaxy.
Shenandoah Davis- Two Cover Songs (7") ($6)- Seattle’s own Shenandoah Davis works her magic on a Paleo song and a Shelby Sifers song.
Shotgun Seamstress #1 (Zine) ($3)- The one that started it all, back in print for a limited time!
Shotgun Seamstress #3 (Zine) ($3)- Mick Collins, royalty battles, Kali Boyle, no capitalism, comic, Alvin Baltrop, free travel.
Shotgun Seamstress #4 (Zine) ($3)- Focusing the black punk perspective into the world of visual art.
Sugar and Heartstrings #5 (Zine) ($3)- Touring Europe, hormone therapy, the bubble of the Northwest, breaking up, redefining radical.
Awkward Sex (Zine) ($4)
Hyena in Petticoats: A Mary Wollstonecraft Zine (Zine) ($4)
Barren Nieces- Nevada (off Lascivious Occupations)
Christmas- Winter (off Self-Titled LP)
Corespondents- Westminster Fuller (off Hairy Ghost Pipefish)
Crayon- Penny Lock (off VA- Julep: Another Yoyo Studio Compilation)
DJ Dogwater- Bumper Lullaby (off Back from Fighting Nazis on the Moon)
Jordan O' Jordan- Lever, Leave Here (off Drawn Onward)
Letters- Hideaway (off All the Adventures to See Them I Will)
Poppet- The Crustacean (off Unitard Galaxy)
World History- Forcefield (Beck Cover) (off VA- A Tribute to One Foot in the Grave)
You Are Plural- Broken Arrow (off Hand it Over)
*Our very own Prince Zine has made The Bitch List in the Fall, 2011 issue of Bitch Magazine. We are so honored. Here's the review.
*Our dear friends at The Northern/Olympia All Ages Project are raising funds for a new home after their building got unexpectedly sold! Donations are being accepted over at The Northern Kickstarter campaign.
*Our friends in Portland have started a lovely little vintage shop called Reunion. Check them out over on 17th and SE Morrison if you're in PDX and at their website, if you're not.
*Olympia/Seattle zinesters: Nicki from DIY or Don't We? is working on a zine video project with zinesters telling their stories. Want to be involved? You should! Email her at diy diy.or.dont.we(at)gmail(dot)
*Cock and Swan was intriguingly interviewed over at Delusions of Adequacy.
*The new Letters album was glowingly reviewed on Fensepost.
*Well, I Don't See Why Not Vol. 3 had a nice write up in the Olympia Power & Light this month.
*And I don't know how we'll fill orders if the entire postal system crashes, but we're taking suggestions now (just in case).
Until next month,