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Catalog Tag: music

131 Different Things

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An intimate novella of love and loss wrought from the cultural underground, perfectly expressed in an inventive object that rediscovers the magical possibilities of the book. Note: This page is for the regular edition of 131 Different Things. For the limited edition preorder with an exclusive 7" vinyl, please follow this link.

Hard Art, DC 1979

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Pulitzer prize–winning photographer Lucian Perkins captures four electrifying punk shows in Washington, DC, in 1979, with narrative by Alec MacKaye and an essay by Henry Rollins.

Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman

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A second edition of the definitive photo book of one of the most influential rock bands of the past forty years, including brand-new, exclusive material.

Limited number of books signed by Glen E. Friedman available! Select “SIGNED BY GLEN E. FRIEDMAN” in the drop-down menu below and add to cart! OR, for a 25% discount off list price, please select “Unsigned.”

This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake

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International best-selling rock band Garbage presents its own autobiography, a gorgeous, full-color coffee-table book with text and images galore.   Note: This page is for the regular edition of This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake. For the limited edition preorder with an exclusive 12" vinyl, please follow this link.

Forthcoming Titles

The Psychic Soviet

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Forthcoming: 6/2/20

A reissue of Ian F. Svenonius’s cult-classic debut essay collection, including brand-new writing in this expanded edition.

The Darkest Hearts

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Forthcoming: 8/4/20

Trap music, human trafficking, malt liquor, and the tyranny of President Trump collide in the fifth installment of Nelson George’s D Hunter mystery series.