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. Issue 6 is available now HERE, and yearly four-issue subscriptions can be purchased HERE.


Amazing unseen image of Bikini Kill live at CBGB in 1990, by MIKE GALINSKY -- the accompanying feature is a lengthy photo essay exploring indie-rock in the early 1990s, with tremendous behind-the-scenes, unpublished black-and-white film images of Sonic Youth, Unwound, Mary Timony, Sleepyhead, Half Japanese, and more.
In addition to Luc Sante’s ridiculously good ‘Pinakothek’ column where he goes off on one image, we have: John Colpits AKA Kid Millions on Miles Cooper Seaton (RIP); the forgotten brilliance of bluesy hip-hop pioneers New Kingdom; the tape column on new tape releases; Susan Bernofsky on her Robert Walser bio; The Clean's singer and guitarist David Kilgour on the long-awaited Stephen reissue plus a lot more; the enduring goofy excellence of ELO’s ‘Out of the Blue’; Legendary Japanese hardcore guitarist Zigyaku from Gudon talks with Takeshi from Boris for the ‘One on One’ column; a look at Peter Williams (RIP)’s installation at MOCAD; and strange and delightful vernacular dome-shaped roadside architecture, just because.

Michael Klausman on the great new age synth Christian hippie slowpop duo PLANETARY PEACE; Sarah Cozort on the works and lasting influence of artworld heroes THE GUERILLA GIRLS; RJ Smith investigates ENDLESS BOOGIE on the eve of the release of what’s probably the year’s best record; Andy Beta on percussionist VALENTINA MAGALETTI; infamous Japanese hardcore punk guitarist ZIGYAKU interviewed by Takeshi of Boris; guitarist SARAH LOUISE gets down and spiritual with saxophonist ARCHIE SHEPP; Adam Woodhead chats with the storied (sorry) bookseller and publisher AARON COMETBUS; Australian writer Peter Doyle really lets loose on classic COUNTRY DRINKIN’ SONGS; Kelley Stoltz and David Buick in conversation with Echo and the Bunnymen’s WILL SERGEANT and Primal Scream’s BOBBY GILLESPIE on the eve of Third Man Books’ publication of their debut memoirs; “New Narrative” alum CAMILLE ROY interviewed by Sara Jaffe; and a solid selection of CHRISTINE SHIELDS’s genius fantasy face paintings. Whew.