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Subject: Music/Popular Culture/Art

Featured Music/Pop Culture/Art Titles

100 Posters/134 Squirrels

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A 2010 reissue of Jay Ryan’s underground hit book, with new material added, and essays by Steve Albini, Art Chantry, Greg Kot, and Debra Parr.

Black Music

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The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series. This collection of essays by Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones includes a new introduction by the author and Q&A by Calvin Reid.

Drawing Autism

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Autism spectrum disorder is found in one of every eighty-eight children—this gorgeous book offers powerful insight into the disorder.

The Failure

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California Book Award–winner Greer presents a hilarious and immaculately written story set in LA, exploring the inevitability of failure.

From a Basement in Seattle

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Pearl Jam’s longtime in-house designer, Brad Klausen, presents his first book of visually stunning poster art. With introductions by Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam.

Go Fish

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The debut collection of Mr. Fish’s searing and hilarious political cartoons, featured in Harper’s, Truthdig, and elsewhere.

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.

I Love You Too

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Bob Marley’s first and most famous son, Ziggy, extends his devotion to youth with his debut children’s book.

Infinity Blues

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World-famous singer-songwriter Ryan Adams reveals his prodigious talents as a poetry and fiction writer.

Jerusalem Calling

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Schalit critically interrogates everything from Middle Eastern politics to the New Economy, from debates in the independent music scene about “selling out” to the current cultural interventions of Jerry Falwell and his followers.

Jonah Sees Ghosts

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Jonah Sees Ghosts is a shocking, touching, and humorous first novel that blends magical realism with a figurative study of how alcohol abuse shapes the personalities within a family.

Lessons in Taxidermy

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A riveting tale of sickness and survival from the first female author on the Punk Planet Books imprint that brought you the indie hit Hairstyles of the Damned.

Of Mule and Man

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Mike Farrell’s gripping and often hilarious book tour memoir provides a framework for grassroots civic engagement.

Forthcoming Titles

This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake – limited edition signed preorder w/exclusive 12″ vinyl

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Forthcoming: 6/19/17

International best-selling rock band Garbage’s gorgeous new coffee-table book chronicling the span of their twenty-two-year career, This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake, is available here as part of a limited edition preorder package, featuring an EXCLUSIVE 12" record and a copy of the book (the first 1,000 orders will include books numbered and signed by all four members of the band). These items will be bound together in a collectible Kraft box that will ship on or before June 19, 2017—two weeks prior to the official publication date of the book. Please make sure you select the appropriate domestic or international shipping option to prevent delays processing your order. Your order may be cancelled and your money refunded if you do not select the correct destination.

This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake

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Forthcoming: 7/4/17

International best-selling rock band Garbage presents its own autobiography, a gorgeous, full-color coffee-table book with text and images galore. Preorder now, and your book will ship on or before July 4, 2017.   Note: This page is for the regular, unsigned edition of This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake. For the limited edition preorder with signed books and an exclusive 12" vinyl, please follow this link.