The Penny-Ante press of Los Angeles has just released an artistic labor of love in their 300-page Book #1, peppered with alternative musicians dabbling in a brainy collage of poetry, interviews, drawings and photographs. With artwork by Devendra Banhart, Josephine Foster, Tarantula AD, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu and Don Bolles of The Germs, this outsider journal of creativity features short stories from Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Michael Cormier of The Volta Sound. Mysterious and full of a hundred “huh?” moments, this one’s worth looking seeking out. — John M. James (Positively Yeah Yeah Yeah)
This issue also contains selections from Shoot the Buffalo and Frances Johnson from Clear Cut Press.
Penny-Ante can be found online, here.