donnaramone:

razorcake:

now available for your newsprint-lovin hands: issue #81 is in the store!

Radioactivity: Seals are washing up on the coast of California. The wake of the catastrophic events at Fukushima are still rippling through the Pacific. We’re watching protons decay, positrons emitting, the quark epoch finalizing. What’s to be done? Radioactivity may be the most articulate response to a question nobody was asking. What happens when you taken phenomenal talent, genuine love of a genre, precision, thoughtful restraint, eerily catchy, yet organic sounding harmonies, and infuse it into wax? You have one of the greatest records ever made. Period. Todd Taylor and Daryl Gussin talks with the alchemists responsible for this gold record (gold no matter how many they sell).

enjoy our multimedia-laced preview here!

This issue also features some of my writing, which is mostly about how I get tested for explosive material every time I take a 90 minute flight to visit my parents. Arab problems.

Also, this issues cover was designed by my buddy Pat.

donnaramone:

razorcake:

now available for your newsprint-lovin hands: issue #81 is in the store!

Radioactivity: Seals are washing up on the coast of California. The wake of the catastrophic events at Fukushima are still rippling through the Pacific. We’re watching protons decay, positrons emitting, the quark epoch finalizing. What’s to be done? Radioactivity may be the most articulate response to a question nobody was asking. What happens when you taken phenomenal talent, genuine love of a genre, precision, thoughtful restraint, eerily catchy, yet organic sounding harmonies, and infuse it into wax? You have one of the greatest records ever made. Period. Todd Taylor and Daryl Gussin talks with the alchemists responsible for this gold record (gold no matter how many they sell).

enjoy our multimedia-laced preview here!

This issue also features some of my writing, which is mostly about how I get tested for explosive material every time I take a 90 minute flight to visit my parents. Arab problems.

Also, this issues cover was designed by my buddy Pat.

razorcake:

now available for your newsprint-lovin hands: issue #81 is in the store!

Radioactivity: Seals are washing up on the coast of California. The wake of the catastrophic events at Fukushima are still rippling through the Pacific. We’re watching protons decay, positrons emitting, the quark epoch finalizing. What’s to be done? Radioactivity may be the most articulate response to a question nobody was asking. What happens when you taken phenomenal talent, genuine love of a genre, precision, thoughtful restraint, eerily catchy, yet organic sounding harmonies, and infuse it into wax? You have one of the greatest records ever made. Period. Todd Taylor and Daryl Gussin talks with the alchemists responsible for this gold record (gold no matter how many they sell).

enjoy our multimedia-laced preview here!

This issue is FAT! And awesome, from what I have read thus far. I seem to have been doing most of my poops at work….

razorcake:

now available for your newsprint-lovin hands: issue #81 is in the store!

Radioactivity: Seals are washing up on the coast of California. The wake of the catastrophic events at Fukushima are still rippling through the Pacific. We’re watching protons decay, positrons emitting, the quark epoch finalizing. What’s to be done? Radioactivity may be the most articulate response to a question nobody was asking. What happens when you taken phenomenal talent, genuine love of a genre, precision, thoughtful restraint, eerily catchy, yet organic sounding harmonies, and infuse it into wax? You have one of the greatest records ever made. Period. Todd Taylor and Daryl Gussin talks with the alchemists responsible for this gold record (gold no matter how many they sell).

enjoy our multimedia-laced preview here!

This issue is FAT! And awesome, from what I have read thus far. I seem to have been doing most of my poops at work….

razorcake:

Razorcake Podcast #318 with Daryl!
The icy, operatic wails, the female Euro-svartness vocals, I love this take on punk and wanted to put together a collection of some of my favorite bands that play this style. Hopefully giving some well deserved attention to the lesser known bands. 
Every now and then I find myself at a punk show where I’m reminded of how male dominated it can be. “Yep, I’m definitely not in Josh and Molly’s garage right now,” I think to myself. “If only Kalishnikov were here.”
Keep it interesting!
-Daryl
download link
tracklisting:
The Assassinators, “Sorte Ravne” (Segt Efter Hjertet LP, Rebel Scene / Alerta Antifascista)—-Arctic Flowers, “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” (Self-titled 7”, Self-released)Gorilla Angreb, “Motorsavsmasahahakren” (Split 7” with Lokum, Hjernespind)The Sioux, “Beijing Welcomes You” (Self-titled 7”, 213 / Wee Wee / Falling Down / and about a dozen more labels)Nuclear Family, “Believer’s Choice of Victory” (Self-titled MLP, Loud Punk)—-El Banda, “Lumbago” (Przejdzie Ci LP, Trująca Fala / Pasażer)Foreign Objects, “A Kind of Life” (A Kind of Life 7”, Dirt Cult)Tyred Eyes, “Dead End” (Ghost 7”, Gaphals / Alien Snatch)La Fraction, “J’Irai le Chercher” (La Vie Rêvée LP, Feral Ward)—-Kalishnikov, “Vivi in un’Era di Caos Psichico” (Living In a Psycho-Caos EraLP, Chaos Rurale)Hannah Hirsch, “Ingen Kommer Sakna Oss” (Tala Svart LP, Adagio 830)The Bayonettes, “Hungry For You” (We’re Doomed 7”, Deranged)Vånna Inget, “Tickande Bomb” (Allvar LP, P. Trash / 1234 Go!)—-Masshysteri, “Tvivel” (Self-titled 7”, Feral Ward)

Damn,  awesome tracklisting,  will listen Monday at work.

razorcake:

Razorcake Podcast #318 with Daryl!

The icy, operatic wails, the female Euro-svartness vocals, I love this take on punk and wanted to put together a collection of some of my favorite bands that play this style. Hopefully giving some well deserved attention to the lesser known bands. 

Every now and then I find myself at a punk show where I’m reminded of how male dominated it can be. “Yep, I’m definitely not in Josh and Molly’s garage right now,” I think to myself. “If only Kalishnikov were here.”

Keep it interesting!

-Daryl

download link

tracklisting:

The Assassinators, “Sorte Ravne” (Segt Efter Hjertet LP, Rebel Scene / Alerta Antifascista)
—-
Arctic Flowers, “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” (Self-titled 7”, Self-released)
Gorilla Angreb, “Motorsavsmasahahakren” (Split 7” with Lokum, Hjernespind)
The Sioux, “Beijing Welcomes You” (Self-titled 7”, 213 / Wee Wee / Falling Down / and about a dozen more labels)
Nuclear Family, “Believer’s Choice of Victory” (Self-titled MLP, Loud Punk)
—-
El Banda, “Lumbago” (Przejdzie Ci LP, Trująca Fala / Pasażer)
Foreign Objects, “A Kind of Life” (A Kind of Life 7”, Dirt Cult)
Tyred Eyes, “Dead End” (Ghost 7”, Gaphals / Alien Snatch)
La Fraction, “J’Irai le Chercher” (La Vie Rêvée LP, Feral Ward)
—-
Kalishnikov, “Vivi in un’Era di Caos Psichico” (Living In a Psycho-Caos EraLP, Chaos Rurale)
Hannah Hirsch, “Ingen Kommer Sakna Oss” (Tala Svart LP, Adagio 830)
The Bayonettes, “Hungry For You” (We’re Doomed 7”, Deranged)
Vånna Inget, “Tickande Bomb” (Allvar LP, P. Trash / 1234 Go!)
—-
Masshysteri, “Tvivel” (Self-titled 7”, Feral Ward)

Damn, awesome tracklisting, will listen Monday at work.

donnaramone:

razorcake:

Webcomic Wednesdays #67 by donnaramone
which are you? I’m a maybe goth!

See? I still make comics.

donnaramone:

razorcake:

Webcomic Wednesdays #67 by donnaramone

which are you? I’m a maybe goth!

See? I still make comics.

jimvermin:

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One of the strangest things that happened to me last year was a bout of vertigo that literally knocked me on my ass while I was in Walla Walla, Washington interviewing Scott Campbell, Jr. for our book, Giving the Finger. The whole story is in the new issue of Razorcake, which also features a rad interview with punk pop phenom Tony Molina, an oral history of East L.A. punk curated by Alice Bag, and a stunning essay by Cheryl Klein.

razorcake:

mitchclem:

Oh, hello. So I designed the cover to the newest issue of Razorcake! Illustration and background photoshop magic by me, inkwash by Nation of Amanda. Available for purchase here. My advice would be to get two copies: One to leave in your bathroom for reading, and one to frame on your wall where your vision board used to be.
I perhaps should mention that I’ve since retired My Stupid Life from the hallowed pages of Razorcake. No bad blood or anything like that, I still plan to continue doing illustrations for them and Todd and Daryl are still the godparents of any children I may ever have (god help us). But the inspiration well for those comics had just run dry and I decided it would be better to go out on top than keep forcing out more jokes about jerking off as procrastination from comicking. Don’t worry, though: Ben Snakepit and Liz Prince and Adrian Chi are all still doing their awesome comics, so you won’t even notice mine’s gone.

bow! bow down to yer punx comics king!
(seriously tho, mitchclem an’ nationofamanda blew us away with this rad-as-fuck cover. razorcake is v. lucky to have so amazing illustrators and artists they are oozing out our ears. besides, retiring My Stupid Life means more room for fresh bloodcomics! ‘tis the circle of life, and it’s beautiful!)

Yes, was thinking about ordering a second copy to frame and hang. Great issue.

razorcake:

mitchclem:

Oh, hello.

So I designed the cover to the newest issue of Razorcake! Illustration and background photoshop magic by me, inkwash by Nation of Amanda. Available for purchase here. My advice would be to get two copies: One to leave in your bathroom for reading, and one to frame on your wall where your vision board used to be.

I perhaps should mention that I’ve since retired My Stupid Life from the hallowed pages of Razorcake. No bad blood or anything like that, I still plan to continue doing illustrations for them and Todd and Daryl are still the godparents of any children I may ever have (god help us). But the inspiration well for those comics had just run dry and I decided it would be better to go out on top than keep forcing out more jokes about jerking off as procrastination from comicking. Don’t worry, though: Ben Snakepit and Liz Prince and Adrian Chi are all still doing their awesome comics, so you won’t even notice mine’s gone.

bow! bow down to yer punx comics king!

(seriously tho, mitchclem an’ nationofamanda blew us away with this rad-as-fuck cover. razorcake is v. lucky to have so amazing illustrators and artists they are oozing out our ears. besides, retiring My Stupid Life means more room for fresh bloodcomics! ‘tis the circle of life, and it’s beautiful!)

Yes, was thinking about ordering a second copy to frame and hang. Great issue.

razorcake:

Razorcake Podcast #299 with Candice and Matt!(glitch art .gif by Candice!(aka halffiction/ infinity-machine))
Last night I cried while watching a documentary about Bronies. Sure, I was drunk, but it got me thinking about the importance of having a sanctuary. A place where you’re safe to be vulnerable. For those of you not in the know, a brony is an adult male fan of the show My Little Pony. The documentary showed men from around the world gathering at a convention to celebrate their shared love of a children’s show. I couldn’t help but see parallels to Awesome Fest or things of that ilk. As someone who studies philosophy of science, reads the Silmarillion, and quotes Rancid lyrics with Shatnerian intensity I can relate to being passionate about things most people find embarrassing. Every Friday, Candice, Todd, and I get to work on things that we’re passionate about. We work hard and goof around. Razorcake is a sanctuary. I think it’s a sanctuary to a lot of you weirdoes taking the time to read this. It’s a sanctuary because we believe what we do is important and worth the stress it takes to care about something that gets condescended to and written off. Music is what brought us together, but it’s the personal ethics that keep us all here. At the end of the day I don’t care what you’re into as long as you’re not an asshole. So, be kind to each other. Be kind to the Bronies. And be kind to me.
Unless I’m being an asshole, then you can make fun of me.Yee-ha! Matthew
Tracklist:
Mandice Michael Hurley, “Be Kind to Me” (Bellemeade Phonics)—-Rats, The, “Teenagers” (Tombstone)Young Governor, “One Look Around” (12XU)Mikal Cronin, “See It My Way” (Merge)Audacity, “Couldn’t Hold A Candle” (Suicide Squeeze)—-Wreck Of The Zephyr, “Rhythm In My Bones” (Pass The Fist)Hunchback, “Respect for the Dead” (Freedom School)New Bomb Turks, The, “Born Toulouse-Lautrec” (Crypt)Angel Du$t, “Tulsa” (REACT!)—-CattBent Outta Shape, “Terms of Psychic Warfare” (Dead Broke / Drunken Sailor)Rumspringer, “Killer Boots, Man” (Not Shy of the DIY)Red Dons, “Cold Hearted” (Grave Mistake)—-Low Culture “Travel Song” (Dirt Cult)Homeowners, “Ant Trails” (Margin Mouth)Rations, “Leaves of Grass” (86’d, Abbreviated, and many others)—-This Is My Fist!, “All That Is Wrong” (No Idea)Marked Men, “Too Pretty to Fuck” (No Idea)

I am listening to this right now, check it out….

razorcake:

Razorcake Podcast #299 with Candice and Matt!
(glitch art .gif by Candice!(aka halffiction/ infinity-machine))


Last night I cried while watching a documentary about Bronies. Sure, I was drunk, but it got me thinking about the importance of having a sanctuary. A place where you’re safe to be vulnerable. For those of you not in the know, a brony is an adult male fan of the show My Little Pony. The documentary showed men from around the world gathering at a convention to celebrate their shared love of a children’s show. I couldn’t help but see parallels to Awesome Fest or things of that ilk. As someone who studies philosophy of science, reads the Silmarillion, and quotes Rancid lyrics with Shatnerian intensity I can relate to being passionate about things most people find embarrassing.

Every Friday, Candice, Todd, and I get to work on things that we’re passionate about. We work hard and goof around. Razorcake is a sanctuary. I think it’s a sanctuary to a lot of you weirdoes taking the time to read this. It’s a sanctuary because we believe what we do is important and worth the stress it takes to care about something that gets condescended to and written off. Music is what brought us together, but it’s the personal ethics that keep us all here. At the end of the day I don’t care what you’re into as long as you’re not an asshole. So, be kind to each other. Be kind to the Bronies. And be kind to me.

Unless I’m being an asshole, then you can make fun of me.

Yee-ha!
Matthew

Tracklist:

Mandice
Michael Hurley, “Be Kind to Me” (Bellemeade Phonics)
—-
Rats, The, “Teenagers” (Tombstone)
Young Governor, “One Look Around” (12XU)
Mikal Cronin, “See It My Way” (Merge)
Audacity, “Couldn’t Hold A Candle” (Suicide Squeeze)
—-
Wreck Of The Zephyr, “Rhythm In My Bones” (Pass The Fist)
Hunchback, “Respect for the Dead” (Freedom School)
New Bomb Turks, The, “Born Toulouse-Lautrec” (Crypt)
Angel Du$t, “Tulsa” (REACT!)
—-
Catt
Bent Outta Shape, “Terms of Psychic Warfare” (Dead Broke / Drunken Sailor)
Rumspringer, “Killer Boots, Man” (Not Shy of the DIY)
Red Dons, “Cold Hearted” (Grave Mistake)
—-
Low Culture “Travel Song” (Dirt Cult)
Homeowners, “Ant Trails” (Margin Mouth)
Rations, “Leaves of Grass” (86’d, Abbreviated, and many others)
—-
This Is My Fist!, “All That Is Wrong” (No Idea)
Marked Men, “Too Pretty to Fuck” (No Idea)

I am listening to this right now, check it out….

razorcake:


Razorcake Podcast #298 with Todd Taylor!
The past several months have been pretty unforgiving to Razorcake as a fanzine. A couple weeks ago, our local printer of the past thirteen years shuttered their doors. The place where we’ve dropped off our bulk mail also closed. We’ll now have to go further down a busy freeway in a small truck that’s so laden that the mud flap (singular) scrapes around corners.
We’ll adjust. I’m confident of that. It’s just that the unknowns are stressful and intimidating. We now have to decipher different types of codes. (Like never drop off mail at the international station on a Friday unless you want to wait for two hours to get in the building. Don’t make any boxes heavier than fifteen pounds if you can help it. Making statements to our printer, like “I want the blackest black ink you can give us,” and doing weird shit on our end to make sure it happens, although it makes little sense as a set of directions.)These are pragmatics, the backbone activities to a fanzine.They’re pretty invisible.Below is music, the spirit of our fanzine.It’s pretty invincible. In my book, at least.-Todd PS: What the fuck? In the last two months of 2013, I got my mitts on over ten amazing DIY punk albums. Since I started writing for fanzines fulltime in 1996, I’ve never heard so much awesome music released in such a short timeframe. We win.
Tracklisting:Radioactivity, “That Other Life” (Self-titled 7”EP, Alien Snatch) Crusades, “The Heroic Frenzies” (Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment with Greater Fear Than I Receive It, No Idea) —Sick Sick Birds, “Burns in the Middle” (All the Fins in the Sea 7”EP, Ghostbot)Worriers, “Passion” (Cruel Optimist, Don Giovanni) Dead Mechanical, “Last Summer” (OK Night, Toxic Pop) Visitors, “Miles” (Yeti, It’s Alive) —Canadian Rifle, “Bridge the Gap” (Deep Ends, Dirt Cult) Cosmic Psychos, “She’s Crackin’ Up” (Go the Hack, Goner / Aarght!)Western Addiction, “Black Salt” (Pines7”, Fat) Nightmare Boyzzz, “Baby, It’s Alright” (Bad Patterns, Slovenly) —Mind Spiders, “Suicide” (Inhmanistic, Dirtnap) Red Dons, “Dead Ender” (Notes on the Underground 7”, Grave Mistake) Libyans, “Desperate Plea” (Expired Language, Sorry State) Bümbklåått “Birds of Prey” (Luctus, Prank) —Criminal Damage, “Call of Death” (Call of Death, Feral Ward) 

razorcake:

Razorcake Podcast #298 with Todd Taylor!

The past several months have been pretty unforgiving to Razorcake as a fanzine. A couple weeks ago, our local printer of the past thirteen years shuttered their doors. The place where we’ve dropped off our bulk mail also closed. We’ll now have to go further down a busy freeway in a small truck that’s so laden that the mud flap (singular) scrapes around corners.

We’ll adjust. I’m confident of that. It’s just that the unknowns are stressful and intimidating. We now have to decipher different types of codes. (Like never drop off mail at the international station on a Friday unless you want to wait for two hours to get in the building. Don’t make any boxes heavier than fifteen pounds if you can help it. Making statements to our printer, like “I want the blackest black ink you can give us,” and doing weird shit on our end to make sure it happens, although it makes little sense as a set of directions.)

These are pragmatics, the backbone activities to a fanzine.
They’re pretty invisible.
Below is music, the spirit of our fanzine.
It’s pretty invincible. In my book, at least.

-Todd 

PS: What the fuck? In the last two months of 2013, I got my mitts on over ten amazing DIY punk albums. Since I started writing for fanzines fulltime in 1996, I’ve never heard so much awesome music released in such a short timeframe. 

We win.

Tracklisting:
Radioactivity, “That Other Life” (Self-titled 7”EP, Alien Snatch) 
Crusades, “The Heroic Frenzies” (Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment with Greater Fear Than I Receive It, No Idea) 

Sick Sick Birds, “Burns in the Middle” (All the Fins in the Sea 7”EP, Ghostbot)
Worriers, “Passion” (Cruel Optimist, Don Giovanni) 
Dead Mechanical, “Last Summer” (OK Night, Toxic Pop) 
Visitors, “Miles” (Yeti, It’s Alive) 

Canadian Rifle, “Bridge the Gap” (Deep Ends, Dirt Cult) 
Cosmic Psychos, “She’s Crackin’ Up” (Go the Hack, Goner / Aarght!)
Western Addiction, “Black Salt” (Pines7”, Fat) 
Nightmare Boyzzz, “Baby, It’s Alright” (Bad Patterns, Slovenly) 

Mind Spiders, “Suicide” (Inhmanistic, Dirtnap) 
Red Dons, “Dead Ender” (Notes on the Underground 7”, Grave Mistake) 
Libyans, “Desperate Plea” (Expired Language, Sorry State) 
Bümbklåått “Birds of Prey” (Luctus, Prank) 

Criminal Damage, “Call of Death” (Call of Death, Feral Ward) 

Blanche Beach Live at Trunk Space Phoenix, AZ 12-12-13

one of my favorite AZ bands.

Big Eyes - Being Unkind Live at Trunk Space Phoenix, AZ 12-12-13

Such an awesome band!