Coming Soon! AK012:
The jester reigns supreme in Sadeh/Artless, the scorching six-track album by the one and only Puzzlehead. Sadeh is Persian for naive, innocent, and unadorned — in other words, unaffected, plain, and artless. What is there when nothing is there? Wonky and tight, jagged and greasy, dissonant and enchanted: Puzzlehead leaves the stars twinkling.
Pre-orders available at: https://deathtopuzzlehead.bandcamp.com/album/artless
Stay tuned for release show details. In the meantime, here’s ROCK$LUT:
JSN’s debut 10-track album is a transformative journey into the minds of Vancouver-based artists, Johnny, Steve, and Nikolai. Written and recorded at DUPLEX over the last year, the music is an extension of the artists in their studio. With a steady backbeat setting an eerie internal stage, JSN’s lyrical meanderings take the listener into the soothingly weird and reflective mind of three-become-one.
cassette tape – $6 –
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE ~ !
cassette & magazine ~ $15
cassette tape with download code – $6
q: why even bother?
a: it’s an AK summer~
Agony Klub and Publication Studio Vancouver are pleased to present Whitney Houston, et al.: essays around popular music. Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis’s chapter on Whitney Houston in his controversial novel, American Psycho (Vintage, 1991), editor/author Casey Wei invites five writers to explore their own relationships to popular music, resulting in essays on Marianne Faithfull, M.I.A., Kanye West, The 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards, Wiz Khalifa, My Bloody Valentine, Patti Smith, and more. The authors use personal experience to delve deep into the ambivalence of fandom, mythology, appropriation, and appreciation.
Multiple Authors (ed. Casey Wei) – Whitney Houston, et al.
paperback, 70 pgs – $15