• Mixtape Monday: Sweet Beliefs

    Mixtape Monday: Sweet Beliefs from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio. I Kept Falling Asleep – Dråpe Carry the Zero – Built to Spill Hare Tarot Lies – No Joy I Miss Your Bones – Hospitality Anxiety’s Door – Merchandise Life of the Party – Katie the Pest Ahhh – The Stargazer Lilies Kavv Forms – Omri Loved Celadon Nightcall – Kavinsky

  • Get To Know Them: Naomi Punk

    Naomi Punk’s music is simple but crazy, it’s both light and heavy on your ears, and it represents what the Seattle and Olympia areas are morphing into. As they prepare to release their second studio album Television Man, I had the chance to speak to them about their new work, their hometown, their art, and of course, pizza.   ANON: When you were recording The Feeling you didn’t have a lot of recording time or space. How did recording Television Man differ, and did it change the sound of the final product? Naomi Punk: Well actually, we did have a lot of time to work on The Feeling, we worked…

  • Wildcat Apollo Presents: KC Zombie

    Fresh off the road from 2014’s Vans Warped Tour after winning Best Rock Song for The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Wildcat Apollo certainly has a promising future ahead of them. Members Alex Margolin, Cat Tassini, and brothers Aaron and Taylor Eichensee made their way to Austin, Texas in 2013 to record their debut, self-titled album, which was released in October of last year. The band relocated permanently to the city in early 2014. “KC Zombie” is a wonderful mix of dreamy, psychedelic-pop infused with luscious spanning scenes of vintage models and decor. What starts as a glimpse into a fantasy world between four walls spirals into a horrific nightmare, all…

  • Mixtape Monday: 90’s Throwback, Soundtrack Edition

    Mixtape Monday: 90’s Throwback, Soundtrack Edition from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio. Temptation – New Order This Magic Moment – Lou Reed Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel Angeles – Elliott Smith Natural One – Folk Implosion The Scratch – Seven Year Bitch Plowed – Sponge Come On – The Jesus and Mary Chain Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley I Want You To Want Me – Letters to Cleo

  • Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

    Remember when Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was a thing? It was a time when we actually asked men and women to die for our country while simultaneously asking them to omit parts of their identities. Isn’t the military a great place to be when you can hide who you truly are? Rolling with the theme of half-truths, someone was witty enough to pull together a collection of 1940s wartime propaganda that are, well, a little gay and put them on Repeal DADT postcards in the early 2000s.   DADT was based on fear. A fear that gays would make other soldiers uncomfortable, that camaraderie would be lost, and trust would be…

  • ANON Talks: Dead Gaze

    Disclaimer: You might need to crank your volume for this one.   Our friends from Dead Gaze were cool enough to hangout with us for a little while in between playing gigs and hanging out with other cool bands at SXSW. Also, don’t forget to check out one of our favorite tunes from their album Brain Holiday.   SXSW Anon Talks – Dead Gaze from ANON Magazine on Vimeo.

  • Mixtape Monday: One For The Lovers

    Mixtape Monday: One For The Lovers from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio. Closer – Tegan and Sara Gay Pirates – Cosmo Jarvis Do It Like A Dude – Jessie J Average Men – Pansy Division She Keeps Me Warm – Mary Lambert Too Young To Be In Love – Hunx and His Punx Fagetarian And Dyke – Team Dresch Queen – Queen

  • Losing Your Flames

    Losing Your Flames was developed by Sara York and Mikel Ledesma to show the devastating effects of bullying on today’s society. Coming out is a very personal experience, and each individual should set the time and place to tell their friends they are gay. But the world isn’t always kind when others find out, and sometimes that unkindness is too much to take. LGBT youth are 4 times more likely and questioning youth are 3 times more likely to attempt suicide as their straight peers. When confronted with anger and teasing from friends and family, LGBT young are left with nowhere to turn. Losing Your Flames provides a platform for…

  • Friday the 13th Movie Marathon

    Friday the 13th, though a controversial day, is widely regarded by all. The day itself has only recently been coined as unlucky, with its origins being in the 19th century. With number twelve being seen as the embodiment of perfection (twelve months in a year, hours on a clock, number of Jesus’ disciples, etc.), thirteen represented irregularity and became the redheaded stepchild in the number line. With liberties taken along the years, Friday the 13th is now regarded with blood, guts, gore, and fear as much as Halloween. With October being a few months away, have no fear – you’ll be able to satiate your fright fest fix this coming…

  • Tomboy Presents: Roll Out

    Tomboy, an electro-pop duo with members Sarah Aument and William Shore, is the best thing to come out of NYC this year. It’s been three weeks since the debut of Tomboy’s “Roll Out,” and its already made its way to one of Flavorwire’s top five singles of the week—and there’s reason for that. “Roll Out” is a tribal-infused journey in which you find yourself intoxicated by Aument’s vocals between each beat transition. From slow and melodic to a bumpy ride on an undertone bass, the song sounds like the sexier, mellowed-out version of “Latch.” But it gets better. “Hang Out” is another Tomboy track that you can’t help but listen…

  • Ty Segall Presents: Manipulator

    THE SEGALL HAS LANDED. And it’s fully loaded with everything that Ty Segall (and you and me) are gonna need in the world to come. Sticking his hand deeper into the machines all around him, Ty is reaching ever further to the outer limits of inner space orbited throughout Twins and Sleeper. And now more than ever, the chunks of the world that come before are like asteroids formed in his image, picking up speed. Still fighting the power with all the energy that a determined mind-patriot can conjure, Ty’s a fighter who loves, a surfer, a spaceman, and yeah, a casualty – like you, he’ll never be free. But unlike you, he knows it…

  • Disposed: Big Bend

    After a long winter of dirty snow and crowded trains, I was determined to spend some quality time with nature this summer. So I took some time off of work, packed up my car and boyfriend, and set out for West Texas to cross “Hike Big Bend” off of my bucket list. I’ve always thought of myself as a natural city dweller, but after this trip I can’t stop daydreaming about just how satisfying it would be to spend a year (or a lifetime) soaking in the beauty and mystery of the desert. Needless to say, it was quite an adventure. These pictures were taken in Big Bend National Park,…

  • Mixtape Monday: Local Lady Beats

    Mixtape Monday: Local Lady Beats from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio. California – Paraguay Olives – Poppy Red Sharpteeth – The Octopus Project Darkest – Les RAV High and Low – Wildcat Apollo Animalectric – Many Birthdays Johannes – The Dialtones Trouble in Paradise – Tele Novella Ringo DeathStarr – Club AC30

  • Our Favorite Pride Signs

    The 44th annual San Francisco Pride Parade is in 22 days. While some of us must resort to only viewing from our couches (See the different way to view the parade here.), others are getting ready to witness one of the bravest and most fabulous festivals known to man. While we’re steaming live, we’ll be oogling over the costumes, the live performances, the floats, and, best of all, the signs. We love the signs, so we’ve put together a few of our favorites and hope to make a few new favorites this year, too. For more info on SF Pride, check out their website!  

  • Say Whaaaaat?!

    The “graphic tee” is a trend that most wear proudly. I mean, who doesn’t love making a really obvious statement? So, what happens when that statement isn’t as really obvious as you would like? You just end up looking like a big ol’ idiot… that’s what. To help you avoid such a fate, we’ve put together a few shirts that you should avoid like the plague. Fake real? Real fake? What?! So… don’t like it? First of all, love is one syllable. Second of all, the phonetic spelling is \ˈləv\, not [luhv]. And one of those will be this t-shirt. Pugsylvania… really? How ’bout them commas? Eh? Yeah… That doesn’t…

  • #YesAllWomen

    A few months ago, I applied for a great job at a boutique near my school in downtown Boston. But between polishing my resume and selecting a killer interview outfit, I worried about something seemingly inconsequential: the walk home from work. If I landed the job, I would be working past dusk most days and would therefore have to tackle the 15-minute, solo commute in the dark. Doesn’t seem like a big deal, right? But to me, it was. And I think that many, if not most women, would agree. From parents’ warnings about “stranger danger” to friends’ horror stories of sexual assault at parties, I’ve always been taught to…

  • Mixtape Monday: Covers on Covers

    Mixtape Monday: Covers on Covers from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio. Ready To Start – Tears for Fears covering Arcade Fire Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Lorde covering Tears for Fears Prototype – Tame Impala covering OutKast Pure Imagination – Fiona Apple covering Willy Wonka Wouldn’t It Be Nice – She & Him covering the Beach Boys All My Loving – Amy Winehouse covering The Beatles Purple Haze – The Cure covering Jimi Hendrix Strong Enough – Haim covering Sheryl Crow Jolene – Miley Cyrus covering Dolly Parton