"The Winter 2021/22 issue of Third Man Books & Records’ MAGGOT BRAIN magazine (DEC/JAN/FEB) streets on Dec. 10 and is extra packed with killer stuff. THE FRONT COVER is a gorgeous 1981 backstage photo of LOU REED, subject of a phenomenal feature by former NY Rocker contributor LISA JANE PERSKY.
INSIDE you will also find:
GRATEFUL DEAD: KURT VILE tries to explain them to none other than TOM SCHARPLING A special new piece about the making of the Velvet Underground’s LOADED MYRIAM GENDRON: Track by track guide to her highly anticipated second album LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY: Reprint of the best feature we ever read about him, by ERIK DAVIS KINKE KOOI: Recent works on paper MICHAEL HURLEY: Talks to old friend TARA JANE O'NEIL on Hurley's first studio album in years DOUG HENNING: The magician’s radical roots in Canada’s thriving 1970s prog/glam scene SISTER ROSETTA THARPE: Why she rules so hard, but there’s no need to call her the “godmother of rock 'n' roll” again, thanks GRETCHEN GONZALES DAVIDSON: The mystery and mastery of Detroit’s drone warrior, by Destroy All Monsters’ CARY LOREN
THE GOATS: The 1990s’ most forgotten hip-hop collective? DEAN WAREHAM: A multi-page comic strip by MARLY BEYER, on drinking coffee with Dean and Britta and why his new solo record is so excellent PHEW: Japanese experimental artist gets the ANDY BETA treatment ORCHESTRE TOUT POUISSANT MARCEL DUCHAMP by the great SARA JAFFE Plus also work on/ by: LUCY SANTE CHUCK NANNY ELIZA CHILDRESS DWIGHT PAVLOVIC DAVE BUICK ADRIAN MATEJKA BRIAN CHIPPENDALE BEAUTYWORK CLAIRE CRONIN JOHN COLPITS MICHAEL EVANS NICK ROSENDALE + PASTOR TL BARRETT" - Third Man Records & Books.
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.