TEMPERATURE'S RISING:
AN ORAL AND VISUAL HISTORY OF GALAXIE 500

Galaxie 500’s artistic vision, visceral and emotional yet also elegant and understated, extended from their incomparable recordings to bassist Naomi Yang's design aesthetic: album covers, posters, photography. This book offers both an oral history of a celebrated band and a lush tour of their personal archives. It weaves together interviews with the band members (Naomi Yang, Dean Wareham, Damon Krukowski) and their music scene peers and many collaborators, accompanied by a stunning array of rare and never before seen photographs, artwork, and ephemera.

There's also a limited edition that includes a 7" single and a ltd. print band portrait by Macioce, signed by the photographer. The 7" features "Temperature's Rising" b/w "Crazy (which was slated to be the band's second single but has never appeared on vinyl before), comes in a sleeve designed by Tavi Gevinson featuring a photo by Claire Dain, and is a limited numbered edition of 275 copies. Click here for more info.

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The first FULL-COLOR Yeti in the new larger format, with a gatefold sleeve featuring artwork by Geneviève Castrée.
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On the hard vinyl 7-inch EP: rare/unreleased tracks from The Great Unwashed, Moon Duo, the Trypes, and Karen Dalton.

INSIDE THE BOOK: groovy posters from Christchurch, NZ in the 1980s; Oral History of the Rock Band Codeine; Gisele Prassinos; Ben Bush; Ilyas Ahmed; Sarah Meadows; David Moreno; Quentin Rowan; Josh Bayer, Mike Kelly tribute.

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ON THE CD: all rare/unreleased music -- this time, we asked a dozen people for tracks that are as long as their respective track numbers, so that track 12 is 12 minutes long and track 4 is 4 minutes long and you probably don’t need any more examples than that. The result is a 78-minute-long disc featuring Snake Hole, Sloppy Heads, Johnita and Joyce Collins, Atole, Gospel Creators, White Rainbow, The Dirashi Tribe, Roy Montgomery, Golden Retriever, Oneida, Phill Niblock, and Happy New Year

INSIDE THE BOOK: .interviews with Phill Niblock, Roy Montgomery, and Brian Chippendale; photography by Olivia Wyatt and Megan Holmes; art by Marcellus Hall and Victor Kerlow; an archival interview with Joe Brainard by Anne Waldman; fiction by Kimberly Parko and R. Foggo; rare May ’68 posters from Grenoble, and the Skaters.

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ON THE CD: all rare/unreleased music. Five tracks courtesy of Robert Scott, featuring four of his bands (the Clean, the Bats, the Weeds, Electric Blood) and a solo recording, plus tracks from the Gories, Noveller,  Jacuzzi Boys, Ô Paon, Alkibar Gignor, Jousting Vandals, Joan and Anthony, Heavenly Dreamers, Abba Ag Gargando, Daniel Kroha, Derek Monypeny, Orca Team, the Golden Hours, the Babies, Cheikh Ag Mohammed, Starving Weirdos, and V>L>A>D>R>M (Viva L’American Death Ray Music)

INSIDE THE BOOK: 36 pages from Internet monsters EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE!; interviews with musician ROBERT SCOTT and writer AMELIA GRAY; music profiles of S. Fla's finest, THE JACUZZI BOYS, and UK '90s cult band DISCO INFERNO; fiction by STACEY LEVINE; photographs by TED BARRON and GRACIE REMINGTON; art by SAUL CHERNICK, PAVEL TCHELITCHEW, CASSIE RAMONE, ILYAS AHMED.

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On the 80-minute CD: all rare/unreleased music -- lots of raw, wonderful stuff this time, including Indian music from 78s selected by Rob Millis and three Pip Proud songs never on CD before! Also: Fantastic Palace, the Art Museums, Ko + Friends, Bobby Charles, Rhythmical Wright Singers, Rev. Lonnie Farris, Bishop R. Mcdaniel, Puppy Hearts, Las Aias, Teenage Panzerkorps, US Girls, Geoff Soule, Spencer Moody, Plankton Wat, Reading Rainbow, Human Eye, X-Ray Eyeballs, Modern Women, and Marisa Anderson.

Inside the 200-page book: Dean Wareham’s photo tour diary; two archival interviews with electronics pioneer Maryanne Amacher; David Nichols on the bizarre, whispery, often revelatory work of Pip Proud; reprints from Tuli Kupferberg’s wonderful Birth Press titles from the 1960s; Erik Davis in conversation with our favorite contemporary British folkie, Alasdair Roberts; lengthy 1970s interview with groundbreaking artist Bruce Conner; awesome comics from Lizz Hickey, James Turek, and Beatriz Monteavaro; new drawings by intrepid artist/musician Arrington de Dionyso; fiction by Mimi Lipson and Joaquin V. Gonzalez; groovy article by Rob Millis on Indian music critic and 78 collector VAK Ranga Rao; recent works on paper by Alisha Wessler.

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YETI EIGHT

On the 80-minute CD: rare/previously unreleased music from: Ty Segall, Woven Bones, Fergus + Geronimo, Zola Jesus, Aran Ruth, Vaselines, Little Claw, Tyvek, Evan Miller, Pigeons, Pete Swanson, Mantles, Jim Dickinson, the Splinters, Brown Recluse, Neverever, Gospel Songbirds, Limes, Bishop Perry Tillis, Inca Ore, Vampire Hands, Myelin Sheaths, the Moles.

Inside the 200-page book: Interviews with Explode into Colors and Zola Jesus; famed musician/producer Jim Dickinson recalls growing up playing music in the segregated South, and how it's changed; a new look at the instruments Harry Partch created (with many full-page photos); the story of the unreleased album Johnny Mathis and Chic made together; extended interview with composer Eliane Radigue; Olivier Malosse's photographs of abandoned Japanese amusement parks; Amos Harvey's interview with the multiple personalities assumed by gospel-blues great Bishop Perry Tillis; visual work by Nicole Eriko Smith and Andrew Neyer; the hand-built noise instruments of Flower Electronics and King Capitol Punishment.

YETI SEVEN

On the 80-minute CD: rare/previously unreleased music from: Grouper, Abner Jay, Dum Dum Girls, Wooden Shjips, Dutchess and the Duke, Jacuzzi Boys, the Great Unwashed, Nodzzz, Zola Jesus, Crystal Stilts, Finally Punk, 39 Clocks, the Bible Aires Spiritual Singers, Fresh + Onlys, Moon Duo (an awesome W. Shjips "offshoot" band), Explode Into Colors, Limes, Eternal Tapestry, Woods, Christmas Island, some Jamaican gospel -- and yes. even more. Probably the best CD we've ever done. Inside the 200-page book: Joe Brainard's remarkable book cover designs, a rare manuscript by Abner Jay detailing his time at the antebellum-fetishizing Stepehen Foster Center in Florida, Grouper talking to Ilyas Ahmed, the life and work of poet/educator Nancy Dupree, comics by clients at Portland's Full Life center for developmentally disabled adults, drawings by J. Bradley Earl of Woods, and the music of Black Twig Pickers and Jack Rose. Plus interviews with artist Jim Woodring, author Lynne Tillman, SF-based band the Nodzzz, author/screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer, also the Wooden Shjips, and fiction by Mimi Lipson. Contributors include Erik Davis, Doug Elliott, Justin Farrar, Ross Simonini, Sara Jaffe, Kevin Elliott, Jesse Studenberg, and Michael Neault. Cover by Mingering Mike, with reproductions of his Obama-themed works inside. -- Currently out of print. Reprint edition due in 2013.

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YETI SIX

On the CD: Rare & unreleased tracks from: the Clean/the Great Unwashed (plus covers of Clean/ G.U. songs by Times New Viking & Crystal Stilts) * Megapuss (debut of Devendra Banhart's new band) * Sun City Girls * Frankie Rose's awesome noisy demo of the Vivian Girls' "Where Do You Run To") * Mingering Mike * Cause Co-Motion! * Eat Skull * Brothers Unconnected (Richard + Alan Bishop) * Collections of Colonies of Bees * Blank Dogs * Sad Horse * Dixon Brothers * Ilyas Ahmed * E*Rock & Mat Brinkman * Grass Widow * Way of the Ancients (Thom Bullock from Rub 'n' Tug doing a lengthy tribute to "Set Your Controls for the Heart of the Sun"!) & a few more.  Inside the book: * SIC ALPS + EAT SKULL interview each other * THE CLEAN: career-spanning interview with legendary NZ pop band * VIVIAN GIRLS interviewed by Rob Simonsen * MUGSHOTS FROM 1920s AUSTRALIA: selected and introduced by archivist/author Peter Doyle * SUN CITY GIRLS: Lengthy, archival oral history (one of the very few times that the late, great Charles Gocher ever talked to a reporter) * TIM LAWRENCE on the neglected role of disco in NYC's '70s Downtown scene. * THOM BULLOCK: Andy Beta's hilarious & enthused interview with the roots-disco DJ, formerly of ARE Weapons and a dozen other groups * MINGERING MIKE: Eric Isaacson pays tribute to the self-taught visual artist about his newly unearthed a capella recordings * LUC SANTE: Folk Photography (incredible portfolio of hand-made postcards from the 1920s) * DAVID FAIR's paper-cut artwork * More!

YETI FIVE

Featuring musical contributions from and/or interviews with: Jeff Mangum (who not only contributes visual art but also supplies us with 4 of his favorite, never anthologized sides from old 78s for the CD), Iron & Wine, Akron/Family, Will Oldham, Dean and Britta (covering Galaxie 500 on the CD), Deerhoof, D+, Mt. Eerie, Anglin Brothers, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, the Spiritualaires, Cooper Moore, and more. Also: Awesome travel journals from the Western Sahara by Sublime Frequencies co-founder Hisham Mayet; Erik Davis on P.G. Six; Mike McGonigal going off about Blind Willie Johnson's "Dark Was the Night, Cold was the Ground"; Scott Seward on "the marriage made in hell between folk music, dead cultures, myth & highly technical modern extreme metal"; drawings by German Surrealist Unica Zürn; an excerpt from Meredith Brosnan's new novel; an interview with Nicola Bowery about iconoclastic '80s fashion icon Leigh Bowery; fiction by Kevin Sampsell; dirty AIM conversations courtesy of BloodNinja; visual art from the likes of Saul Chernick, Kevin Arrow and Kyle Field (from Little Wings).

Currently out of print. Reprint edition due in 2013.

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YETI FOUR

On the CD: rare and unreleased tracks from Destroyer, Okkervil River, the Blow, Califone, Michael Hurley with Tara Jane ONeil, Katharina Tunicata, Radio Four, Bobby Birdman, Bright, Alela Diane, Dolphin Band, Ghosting, Fauna Polly, Somos Marquis Homos, Gerhard Trede and his electronic instruments, Rob Walmart, We March, the Golden Bears, We/Or/Me, the Plants, Page France, Fly Ashtray, Souled American, Rev. E. W. Clayborn, Valet, Theo Angell. Inside the book: Indepth, archival interview with scifi author Octavia Butler, brutally honest tour diary by Okkervil River's Will Sheff, Drew Daniel of Matmos tell us "How To Sing Along to 'Sweet Home Alabama', Crime writer/historian Peter Doyle unearths archival crime-scene photos from Australia, Dan Bejar of Destroyer is interviewed by his eight-year-old mini-me, the legacy of street-corner gospel-blues great Rev. Louis Overstreet, psychedelic painter Fred Tomaselli talks in-depth about his art and his punk/fanzine beginnings, Meredith Brosnan goes off about the ABC No Rio open-mic scene in NYC in the mid-'80s. Interviews with Sam Lipsyte, Todd Barry, Souled American, Peter Lamborn Wilson, and the Blow. Fiction by Stacey Levine, Vanessa Vaselka, and Jana Martin.

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YETI THREE

On the CD: rare and unreleased tracks from Jolie Holland, Devendra Banhart (demo versions of "Oh Me Oh MY The Way The Day Goes By," "The Daughter Of A Man Was Mammalian And Oh So Well Brested," and "Todos Los Dolores LLa Se Van"), Postal Service ("Recycled Air" live radio version), Colin Meloy ("Everyday Is Like Sunday" live), Mad Scene, the Lights, I Rowboat (Fruit Bats) , Dan Melchior, KRMTX, Henry Flynt, Iron and Wine, Timesbold, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Haley Bonar, World, Dream Lovers, Dead Science, the Apes, Birdbrain, Blues Goblins, Nov. 16, Ian Nagoski, Washington Phillips, Terrified Kid. Inside the book: Unpublished William Burroughs interview, R.J. Smith on "The Unknown Writer of Central Avenue", photoletters by Michael Galinsky, Erik Davis on "The Alchemy of Trash", photographs by Charles Peterson, BloodNinja, Henry Flynt, “The Apes Guide to the Apes.” Interviews with Devendra Banhart, Neko Case, Naomi Yang, Eileen Myles. Art by Jason Miles, Carson Ellis, Gregg Einhorn.

(This is a photo reprint of the original edition, which had a pale blue cover.)

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YETI TWO

On the CD: Steffen Basho-Junghans, the Shins, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Death Cab for Cutie, Califone, White Hassle, Pell Mell, Iron & Wine, Six Organs of Admittance, Takagi Masakatsu, Kill Me Tomorrow, Birdbrain, Carissa’s Wierd, The Scene Is Now, Black Lipstick, Ben Schot, and more. (this is a limited-edition reprint of the original edition)

In the book: Alfred Jarry, Laura Cantrell, Aceyalone, Luc Sante (“The Birth of the Blues”), Richard Thompson, Trinie Dalton, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Amy Gerstler (poems plus interview), Rachel Kushner, Brian Chippendale, Ben Katchor, Marcellus Hall.

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YETI ONE

On the CD: Iron & Wine (debut recording), Elliott Smith, Nobukazu Takemura, Harry Smith (debut release of his “field recordings”), Califone, Stereolab, L’Altra, Träd Gräs Och Stenar, Screamers, Turn On, Mice Parade, and more.

In the book: Harry Smith, Terry Riley, James Brown’s Original Funky Divas, Alan Greenberg, Califone, Destroy All Monsters, Träd Gräs Och Stenar, Brad Johnson, Pita, Fennesz & Bauer, Robert Walser, Tae Won Yu (photographs), Jana Martin, “A Lo-Fi Metal Primer,” Alphonse Allais, “Downtown 81,” James Kochalka.

Currently out of print. Reprint edition due in 2013.

BOOKS

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QUENTIN ROWAN - Never Say Goodbye

The tell-all story of the most flagrant plagiarist in recent literary history, Never Say Goodbye is both a powerfully written memoir and a sincere confession. The author traces his path through childhood theft and cheating, to adolescent delinquency and drug addiction, to the solace he finds in writing and music. But when he finally achieves sobriety at the age of twenty, insecurity about an early literary success fatally scrambles his judgment, and he turns to stealing from other authors. The book culminates in a detailed account of Rowan’s descent into infamy: five days after its publication, his first novel (written under the pen name Q.R. Markham) is recalled by the publisher after a barrage of media accusations. The full scale of his plagiarism is soon revealed, and Rowan is left with a stark choice: pick up the pieces and begin writing again, or quit and go home. Ultimately, this memoir proves to be his personal redemption.

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LUC SANTE - Folk Photography

A beautifully printed book documenting the phenomenon of the real-photo postcard in the early 20th century, together with a major critical essay by “one of the handful of living masters of the American language, as well as a singular historian and philosopher of American experience.”

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ERIK DAVIS - Nomad Codes

Erik Davis explores the codes (spiritual, cultural and embodied) people use to escape the limitation of their lives and enrich their experience of the world, from Asian religious traditions and West African trickster gods to Western occult and esoteric lore, to media technology and psychedelic science. Whether his subject is transvestite Burmese spirit mediums or Ufology, tripster king Terence McKenna or dub maestro Lee Perry, Davis writes with keen yet skeptical sympathy, intellectual subtlety and wit, and unbridled curiosity.

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THE ART OF TOURING - edited by Sara Jaffe and Mia Clarke

is a book of art, photographs, and writing reflecting life on the road, plus a DVD of live footage. Over 50 contributors, including: Devendra Banhart, Carla Bozulich, Jem Cohen, Electrelane, Erase Errata, the Ex, Explosions in the Sky, Le Tigre, Matmos, Tara Jane ONeil, Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Details and ordering information

Wings Strings Meridians- $14.95 US/Canada

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TARA JANE O'NEIL - Wings. Strings. Meridians.

Six-inch square book of TJO's paintings and drawings, plus full-length CD of home recordings, live tracks from Istanbul, Paris, and Long Beach, and film scores. Sample visuals here. Sample tracks here.

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LUC SANTE - Kill All Your Darlings

In his books and essays, Luc Sante has shown himself to be one of our pre-eminent stylists, as well as a critic of uncommon power. Kill All Your Darlings is the first collection of Sante’s articles—many of which first appeared in the New York Review of Books and the Village Voice—and offers ample justification for this high praise. Alongside meditations on cigarettes, factory work, and hipness, and his critical tour de force, “The Invention of the Blues,” Sante offers his unique take on icons from Rimbaud to Dylan, Magritte to the Mekons, Buddy Bolden to Walker Evans, Allen Ginsberg to Robert Mapplethorpe.

Russian Lover - 15.95 US/Canada

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JANA MARTIN - Russian Lover & Other Stories

If you've read Jana Martin's contributions to past YETIs, you'll already know how great her stories are . . . An apprentice dominatrix suddenly loses her grip, a spurned wife tries to explain her husband’s flaws to his mother, a stripper turns the tables on jeering customers . . . Jana Martin’s smart, vulnerable heroines respond to life’s curveballs with guts and flair. In luminous prose she deftly plumbs the depths of their troubles—and shows the often startling ways they dig themselves out. Further information, reviews, and assorted entertainment on Jana's blog