Third Man Records & Books is excited to announce Issue #5 of Maggot Brain, a full-color quarterly magazine containing over 100 pages packed with art, music, literature, interviews, and archival stories. The June/July/August issue is available now HERE, and yearly four-issue subscriptions can be purchased HERE.


We’re very excited about our new cover story: Why feminist punk pioneers the Raincoats still matter and finally, we hinted at this in the previous issue and now it’s here - unseen, amazing photos of AC/DC from their first US tour in 1977. You’ll get rare look at celebrated indie auteur filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s playful newspaper collages -- great interview plus lots of never before seen images!

We have brilliant Americana guitarists Marisa Anderson and William Tyler on their debut collaboration and then composer Terry Riley and percussionist Hamid Drake on the importance of husband and wife spiritual jazzers Moki and Don Cherry. We continue our unstapled series with 14 pages of rare comics by Pee Wee's Playhouse designer Gary Panter -- Jimbo goes to jail! Mike Turner talks to rising Colombian BMX star Julian Molina. And there’s a Spectacular tribute to jazz drummer Milford Graves by Detroiter Ben Hall. 

Plus features on vocalist Merry Clayton; New Hampshire's neo-shoegazers Headroom; The Clean's fiery 1980s offshoot band Stephen; catching up with the great band Califone's main force Tim Rutili; a three-page comic on electronics weirdo Mort Garson, who made music to talk to your plants; America's finest essayist Luc Sante takes a gallows turn in this issue's column; and way more.


Also Featuring: 

Our recurring reminder to the world that cassettes, just like vinyl, aren’t dead. Check out reviews by Dwight Pavlovic on some of his favorites.  

Thought provoking short stories told by Mathias Svalina, dive into the dreamscape… 

Yet another editor's note, that will leave you feeling like you know more about Mike than you needed to.  

New artwork by Nathaniel Russell, that's out of this world.

Tim Rutili catches us up on his life and what he's been working on during the past year, in an amazing interview with Mike McGonigal. 

’Hauntological’ genius curator/ musician Kristen Gallernaux in conversation.