1. Aaron Beaumont - Nashville artist plays with a piano-centered aesthetic, and has an incredible voice. He will be touring with Meshach Jackson this fall. Check him out!
2. Wintermitts - "Cascadia Fault" is the new album from this fun loving Canadian Group. For more information visit their website. Listen to: Heartbeat (mp3) and Shake it Off (Vivak Shraya Remix) (mp3)
3. The Fake Fictions - Their music is raw, energetic, and just plain fun. I hear their live shows are insane, maybe I should live the office once and a while and catch a glimpse of this Chicago band. Listen to: Time Machine (mp3) and Impossible You (mp3) (from their 2006 release "Raw Yang")
1. Lost at E-Minor - Is it strange for a blog to promote another blog, maybe but Lost at E-Minor is a great blog and they send out a weekly e-mail/newsletter with a nice little recap of the weeks posts. It is the highlight of my Thursdays!
2. Motherkisser Issue #1 - You never know what to expect from a start-up Lit Zine, but Motherkisser's first issue features work from Justin Hyde, Aleathia Drehmer, Wayne Mason, and Karl Koweski. It is a very solid product.
3. "Here We Split" by Michael Jauchen - I found this under the "Experimental" section of Word Riot today. I have read this twice, and now I am going to print it out and go through it again. I guess they called it experimental for a reason. Check it out for yourself.
1. "The Orange Meltdown" by Revise CMW - Rotofugi just posted all of the amazing work from the recent BFF show, and I would love to purchase all of the pieces but this one has my name all over it! - $175
2. The Lettertee Shirt - From Featherproof Books, this shirt allows you to write upon it and then rub it off when needed. Wear your favorite poem or write whatever you like. The shirt also comes with a shirt sized envelope to mail your letter to a friend. - $15
3. Mailer .2 from Rural Messengers Press - Featuring the poetry and photography of Aleathia Drehmer. - $10
4. "We Swallowed Spiders in Our Sleep" by Zachary C. Bush - $10 - ZCB is my hero!
1. Etel #1 - A brand new art magazine from Collective 'E140' from Mexico. This first issue features Chris Smith among others and it is free.
2. Betamag #5 - Beautifully design mag that focuses on art, life, and culture in general and it's free.
1. "Set The Woods on Fire" by Art in Manila
2. "Ben Tanzer and Lucky Man Gets Puzzled" - He is shameless, but he has the talent to back it up! Did I mention shameless?
3. "Yea Yeah (Flosstradamus Remix)" Matt and Kim - I don't think there are two happier individuals alive! Also check out their live performance at Lolla, and their appearance on Dinner with the Band.