[Portrait of Eleanor Friedberger by Gregory Holm]
It’s official: self-titled has finished and ‘printed’ our first digital issue. A mini version of it can be found near the top of our page, but here’s a more detailed rundown of what you’ll be able to find inside:
- A probing Q&A about drugs, near-death experiences and Harmony Korine with Spiritualized‘s Jason Spaceman.
- An exclusive Mad Libs session with No Age.
- Beard tips from Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav and how not to sound like an American in Paris with The Teenagers, all on one page.
- Booka Shade break down their decision to make a total living room LP.
- How to survive three brunch courses with head Swan/Angel of Light, Michael Gira.
- A complete guide to Berlin, by Ellen Allien.
- Magik Markers pull out their favorite OOP albums.
- Jens Lekman explains just what the hell is going on in that head of his.
- A year in the hype machine with Yeasayer.
- A Winehouse-free tour of Daptone Records‘ Brooklyn homebase.
- “Tipping Point” profiles of Mahjongg, Cool Kids and Holy Fuck.
- A look at the bleeding edge album art of Boris‘ drummer.
- Eleanor Friedberger shares her personal clothing collection in an exclusive photo shoot.
- The most revealing Black Dice profile you’ll ever read, not to mention extensive features on Black Mountain and our cover stars The Black Lips.
- James Pants, Quiet Village, Torche and nine other “From the Stacks” selections.
- A Burial-inspired art print by Kim HiorthÃ¸y.
Now, for some reading tips …
We’re assuming you’ve never done this sort of thing before. All you need to know for now is this: try our FULL SCREEN option for the best view (it’s next to the subscribe button), feel free to forward your favorite pieces to friends with the LINK option (think permalinks from blogs, only you’re linking to a real magazine), and the SAVE PDF button works wonders for offline viewing, as does the PRINT one.
Anyway, let us know what you think in the comment area below or by contacting one of the editors on our about page. Now that we’ve revamped our site to fit the look of our magazine, we’ll be updating it throughout the day, 7 days a week, as well as revealing our next issue in September–the cover of which will be decided by you. Yes, YOU.