Carbon Decay

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Summer 2015 List

Howlo

Howlo and City of Quality Records put out a gem of an indie pop slab this summer.

Rick Remender

Absolutely obsessed with Rick Remender's work. First came across his work this past year with the new series Low, and then tracked down the various Black Science and Deadly Class graphic novels.

Zero by Ales Kot

Came across Ales' work this summer in the new series Material. So then tracked down Zero and cranked through all 4 volumes of the graphic novel format. Amazing surreal spy series with crazy drug/mold induced interludes, culminating in a total-Burroughs-cut-n-paste homage, even with visions of Burroughs and Ginsberg showing up as characters.

https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/zero

Gun Machine - Warren Ellis

A new novel by one of my favorite comic writers Warren Ellis (not the violin player from Dirty Three). Amazingly written crime novel with some awesome references and details. http://www.amazon.com/Gun-Machine-Warren-Ellis/dp/...

Your Band Sucks - Jon Fine

Read this thing in like 3 days, which is a record for my slow-ass. A completely nostalgic walk through the 90's weird/math/indie/rock scene, and Jon's journey with coming to terms with it all, and... moving forward... Makes me wonder why i didn't spend every damn college break in a van touring the northeast... http://www.amazon.com/Your-Band-Sucks-Failed-Revol...

The Music List:

Flying Saucer Attack - Instrumentals 2LP

Carlton Melton - Out to Sea 2LP

Pure Ground - Standard of Living LP

Cheetahs - s/t LP, Sunne LP, Sans EP

Jamie XX - In Colour LP

Ceremony - The L-Shaped Man LP

Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls 3LP

Marching Church - This World is Not Enough LP

Allesandro Cortini - Forse 1, 2, and 3, Risveglio LPs