We've been missing the small town vibe of Santa Cruz and other haunts of memory past. However, over the past few months we've been working with Shit's Fucked and Book Show to put on an on-going Zine Making event. If you're in Los Angeles be sure to check out Book Show in Highland Park for awesome community feels and community events.
As to our regular Zine and Meet's, come drop in for snacks, old magazines, and other supplies to get you started in on making a zine. Whether you're just starting out, are looking to meet people or, are a seasoned zinester, looking to trade your wares, our event is a pretty relaxed place to do so.
Photo taken from Laura Luna's blog. Her work is super rad so, please check her out and support her by buying her work at Book Show.
Recently, we helped work on a small design project for our friend Woody's music project Sanderlings.
This self-titled album is a one-way mirror, looking into the introspective and creative mind of its author. Woody wrote the music, the lyrics and played everything himself on this album, something we really admire.
The slinky and upbeat twang that sets the tunes for both Without and Clear Like Daze, is hypnotic, innocent, and catchy, reflecting a well-performed juggling between pop punk, lo-fi, garage, and beach goth.
I always get excited when my friends come out with new material but, what I really like about this album is its complexity and the fact that knowing Woody's life, the sound kind of suits him. While it may seem melancholy at times, there's always this upbeat undertone that is impossible to ignore.
Sanderlings is set to tour the East Coast this summer!
July 26 - Philidelphia PA
July 27 - Richmond VA
July 28 - Baltimore MD
July 29 - Charlotte/greenville/somewhere NC
July 30 - Asheville/Charlotte/somewhere NC
July 31 - Athens/Greenville/day off(is is a sunday) GA
August 1 - Atlanta/Athens GA
August 2 - Tallahassee FL
August 3 - Gainsville FL
August 4 - Jacksonville FL
August 5 - Atlanta/Athens GA
August 6 - Raleigh NC
If you know of some venues or bands Sanderlings can play with, contact them via Facebook ot Bandcamp below.
Like Sanderlings on Facebook.
Listen to Sanderlings on Bandcamp.
The music, like the best kind of house shows is, NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away For Lack of Funds). However, think about giving something, if you are able.
Sometimes, we try to stay positive and happy. Other times,we are bombarded with election coverage that makes us depressed. Happy voting to everyone who decides to do so.
Well, we've been very slowly updating the website. It seems like the older we get, the harder it is to motivate ourselves to get work done and be productive (same for everyone right?).
Anyways, we're working on three new collaborative zines, two individual zines, some new t-shirts, buttons, pamphlets, essays, and a few art events for this summer in Los Angeles and Palm Springs area.
But it hasn't been all bad. Bananarchy is now being featured in the International Banana Museum! We're the first political bananas on the scene!
Sorry we're taking so long!
-Devil's Claw Distro folks