To share our joy over this year’s Music Issue, on stands July 1st, we’re offering $5 off the subscription (or renewal) price of the Believer! Your first issue features a free cassette of tape-only releases, curated by K Records’ Calvin Johnson. Dig out your Walkman (there’s a free digital download for those of you whose Walkman batteries have died) and listen to Mom, Soviet, the Shivas, Tomorrows Tulips, and more, while you read interviews with Lucinda Williams, Moby, Brian Chippendale, & Wes Borland, and essays on the grim nostalgia of the Ass Ponys, Anthony Heilbut on the history of the male soprano, the bizarre shadow world of library music, what we talk about when we talk about music (particularly Steely Dan), columns by Nick Hornby, Daniel Handler, Greil Marcus, and (of course) more. 
Then, join Calvin and a rotating cast of bands from the mixtape as they tour Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Brooklyn this August as part of the Believer Music Issue Road Show!
Order now and start your summer right. 

To share our joy over this year’s Music Issue, on stands July 1st, we’re offering $5 off the subscription (or renewal) price of the Believer! Your first issue features a free cassette of tape-only releases, curated by K Records’ Calvin Johnson. Dig out your Walkman (there’s a free digital download for those of you whose Walkman batteries have died) and listen to Mom, Soviet, the Shivas, Tomorrows Tulips, and more, while you read interviews with Lucinda Williams, Moby, Brian Chippendale, & Wes Borland, and essays on the grim nostalgia of the Ass Ponys, Anthony Heilbut on the history of the male soprano, the bizarre shadow world of library music, what we talk about when we talk about music (particularly Steely Dan), columns by Nick Hornby, Daniel Handler, Greil Marcus, and (of course) more. 

Then, join Calvin and a rotating cast of bands from the mixtape as they tour Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Brooklyn this August as part of the Believer Music Issue Road Show!

Order now and start your summer right.
 

Bay Area! This Friday, June 22nd, at 8pm, come out to the opening night party for David Shrigley: Brain Activity at the Yerba Buena Art Center. 
TimeOut London described the show (which runs through September 23) as sitting “at the cross-roads of art, absurdity and philosophy… It’s like Kierkegaard, only with marker pens, poster paint and crappily-made sculpture.” 
The evening’s entertainment will include a DJ set and performance by the SF-based  garage rock trio Blasted Canyons and a no-host bar sponsored by Blue Sky Vodka. 
$12 advance / $15 at the door / free for YBCA members
David Shrigley was interviewed in our October 2011 issue. 

Bay Area! This Friday, June 22nd, at 8pm, come out to the opening night party for David Shrigley: Brain Activity at the Yerba Buena Art Center. 

TimeOut London described the show (which runs through September 23) as sitting “at the cross-roads of art, absurdity and philosophy… It’s like Kierkegaard, only with marker pens, poster paint and crappily-made sculpture.” 

The evening’s entertainment will include a DJ set and performance by the SF-based  garage rock trio Blasted Canyons and a no-host bar sponsored by Blue Sky Vodka. 

$12 advance / $15 at the door / free for YBCA members

David Shrigley was interviewed in our October 2011 issue. 

The Flame Alphabet

Regular contributor and occasional husband Ben Marcus’s new novel, The Flame Alphabet, is out today. Marcus is currently on tourBeliever interviews editor Ross Simonini conducted a conversation with Marcus, "Human Beings Are Making a Comeback," for Salon. Many of Marcus’s contributions to the Believer, including his luminous review of the Jet 708521 JWP-12DX Portable Planer, from the magazine’s first issue, are available online.

To celebrate our Tumblr launch, we’re offering this beach-blanket-size, slightly psychedelic poster of Charles Burns-drawn portraits from the past five years free with any subscription or renewal! Just use the promo code BP04 at checkout. 



Order here for a year’s worth of wonderment AND a poster that’s perfect for hanging in your hallway or walk-in  humidor—or, really, anywhere you feel like seeing Daniel Handler, Mollie the Maltese, Daniel Ortega (ca. 1979), Janelle Monae, Lena Herzog, Tim and Eric, Dracula, Kathleen Hanna, Daniel Clowes, Janelle Monae, Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy, Franz Kafka, Kristen Schaal, Diane Williams, and a kangaroo in the same place.

To celebrate our Tumblr launch, we’re offering this beach-blanket-size, slightly psychedelic poster of Charles Burns-drawn portraits from the past five years free with any subscription or renewal! Just use the promo code BP04 at checkout. 

Order here for a year’s worth of wonderment AND a poster that’s perfect for hanging in your hallway or walk-in humidor—or, really, anywhere you feel like seeing Daniel Handler, Mollie the Maltese, Daniel Ortega (ca. 1979), Janelle Monae, Lena Herzog, Tim and Eric, Dracula, Kathleen Hanna, Daniel Clowes, Janelle Monae, Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy, Franz Kafka, Kristen Schaal, Diane Williams, and a kangaroo in the same place.