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    Music Video Premiere: Zachman’s “Your World Cuts Into Mine”

    Photo by Roger Ho   With a meticulous eye for creativity, Austin’s psychedelic/rock band Zachman has forged a musical project both personal and accessible. Already garnering attention from the likes of BrooklynVegan, Ovrld and Do512, Zachman is composed of a written and aural storyline by Johnny Zachman entitled I Was Getting On a Plane. With a multitude of chapters and a plethora of songs underway, each piece remains a distinct vignette. Zachman’s new music were recorded directly to tape at The Bell Tree Studio with Gary Calhoun James (Box of Baby Birds, Rain Collectors) — and the band has celebrated their releases at renowned venues in Austin such as The…

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    Artists On Our Radar: Rebecca Chitticks

    Artist: Rebecca Chitticks ( Instagram )   I’m a contemporary figurative artist working in oil on canvas. I find my work to be informed by the creeping influence of the digital realm. This sphere that we participate in casually within our day to day life seeps into our unconscious and I feel this influences my artistic practise. Whilst browsing through feeds and skimming streams of data I am constantly soaking up ideas and finding relationships, imagined narratives between disparate threads of information, fragments of pictures, colours and these are used as my references. Oil paint acts as a conduit through which I am able to convey the fleetingness and allure of beauty. I hope to incite emotion through my choice of imagery…

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    Schwein! An Interview and Single Release

    Schwein! Interview and “Cindy Make Him” Single Release Interview by Jay Armstrong Photographs by Isaiah Mancha   More often than not the people you encounter with music have an ego overshadowing their skill, the art taking a backseat to the caricature they align their lives to portray. Then there is the anomaly that is Matt Schwein—all substance, no ego, a dedication to his craft unparalleled, all with a positive heart of gold and an always friendly disposition. Both of us arriving in Austin within months of each other and having taken notice early on how both our paths crossed and mirrored the other rather similarly with our assimilation and ever…

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    Mixtape Monday: Hope by Cat Tassini

      liv – Wings of Love Jaakko Eino Kalevi & Farao – Everything Nice Sia – The Greatest Dum Dum Girls – Season in Hell The Courtneys – 90210 T. Rex – Children of the Revolution David Bowie – Heroes Sia – Cheap Thrills Madonna – Vogue Grimes – Realiti DENM – Under Pressure Flunk – Play Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument Nico – Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams Lana Del Ray – American L’Orchestra Cinematique – The Path of Wind Lykke Li – I Know Places Björk – All is Full of Love Leonard Cohen – Anthem  

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    Seed In My Ear: Holy Wave Tour Documentary from Backdive

      Combining their love of music and film, Rachel Kichler and Willi Patton created Backdive as a platform to showcase their collaborative documentary work. Inspired by Fugazi’s film The Instrument, Kichler and Patton wanted to encompass ATX-based band Holy Wave’s spirit for living in the moment rather than a perspective of the past. Initially the duo anticipated the band to take the footage for their short documentary, Seed In My Ear, while on the road and later Kichler and Patton would work on editing the film, but instead Backdive decided to embark on tour to Europe and eventually the west coast with the band. What became a last minute road…

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    Jazz in the Spotlight with Brooklyn’s A Tree Grows

    Photo by Amber Gress   One of the most fascinating things about music as an artform is its ability to touch and inspire the soul of so many that it can unite a community around it. It is the hearth of a community, so to speak, giving hope and reflection in a society cluttered with noise and information overload. Just like the Brooklyn rock explosion that occurred several years ago, jazz in this legendary corner of NYC has been undergoing a renaissance. With Manhattan being overly expensive these days and artists finding it harder to find gigs there, Brooklyn has come to play a vital role in the city’s larger…

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    Mixtape Monday: Exit Here / November 2016 Mix

    Archivero x ANON Exit Here was inspired by memories. Growing up, I had an obscure obsession with Disney and this is what comes to mind when I recollect those memories. Tracklist – – – – – – – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / “Round and Round (Bogstad Diskoensemble Dub)” Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith / “Sundry” Dead Horse Beats / “Homegrown” COMBAT! / “Heavy Accent” Lost System / “Future Shock” Phèdre / “Aphrodite” Xiu Xiu / “Packard’s Vibration”  

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    Film Review: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

    Film Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them By Jay Armstrong Kevin Smith once spoke of being invited on the set of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, “The moment I stepped on the Millennium Falcon 10 years dropped off my life. Suddenly I was in my 30’s, and I hadn’t done ‘Cop Out,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, this is awesome.’ And then another 10 years dropped off, and I was in my 20’s making all those movies people like, referencing ‘Star Wars’ like crazy and stuff. And then another step up the ramp, and I was in my 10s and lower, when I fell in love with…

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    Artwork by Zoë Trautz

    Artist: Zoë Trautz ( Instagram ) Austin, Texas based artist Zoë Trautz works at a non-profit organization where she feeds parrots and continues to make surreal and biology-based illustrations on the side. She channels her visions and artwork from her background education in biology and psychology and her experience with mental illness. Her influences stem from John Wesley, Jim Woodring and Salvador Dali. Her work earlier this year and much of her recent work portrays body horror and transformation, often in a subtle yet gripping way.                      

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    Where Are Your Friends: BUHU’s “Youth Is Breaking” Music Video

    Bandcamp || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter   Growing up and merging into adulthood can take on a vast array of forms, which tends to reach a breaking point when we cling onto the last fraying threads of excess and self-indulgence for as long as we can rather than maturing and taking responsibility for our actions and their consequences. Austin, Texas’ art-rock band Buhu sifts through the haze and the bullshit with their new music video for “Youth is Breaking” off their 2016 album, Relationshapes. Their latest single poses complexities to each individual depicted in the video, not content with displaying to their audience a simple black and white presentation,…

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    An Interview with The Garden

    An Interview with The Garden By: Anthony Flores I had a chance to meet with and interview The Garden before one of their shows in Austin on this last tour. Asking them all of the questions Becky and I have wondered was great, especially since they were some of the nicest people I have met.  Check out their music via their Bandcamp and follow them on social media to keep up with them for the rest of their tour! Bandcamp / Instagram / Twitter – – – – – – – – – – – – ANON: So, how did y’all first get involved with music? Wyatt: Uh, just by…

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    Mixtape Monday: Tune Up Turn On

      B Boys – Get a Grip Trails and Ways – Get Loud Curelight Wounds – Sail It Away The Burning Peppermints – Elevator Axis: Sova – (Like An) Intruder Ex-Cult – Shattered Circle Stellar Spectre – Jealous Collider Paper Wounds – Welcome to the Riots  

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    Romance in the 21st Century: An Interview with Mannequin Pussy

    Photo by Scott Troya While many of us may never be able to quite articulate the vast nature and force of relationships, Philadelphia based punk band Mannequin Pussy succeed in encompassing the full spectrum of emotions that human connections draw forth within us in their fittingly-titled album, Romantic. With each song ringing in at under three minutes, Romantic is simultaneously jarring, introspective, and playful. Growing from a two-piece to a quartet, the band broaches perspectives in their songs that aren’t simply summed up in a black and white manner; with title tracks like “Everything” and “Anything” Mannequin Pussy aims to explore the ambiguous and intangible without being tightly constrained in…

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    Be With You Everywhere

    Photographer: Rebecca Ruetten ( Instagram ) Stylist: Nik Shimmin ( Instagram ) Models: Nick Schlueter: ( Instagram ) || Steph White ( Instagram ) || Olivia Fredericks ( Instagram ) Wardrobe: Flare Street ( Instagram )   Inspired by 1960’s and 1970’s fashion, Flare Street is a handmade, limited edition label focusing on slow fashion and recycled fabrics. Everything is made in our studio in Melbourne, we are passionate about being environmentally and sustainably friendly through reducing our waste and being conscious of our supply chains. We love flares on every gender, shape and size and aim to spread the flare-love worldwide! You can find more about us on our site.  …

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    Spotlighting Sound on Sound Fest

    Photographer: Raphael Umscheid ( Instagram ) SOUND ON SOUND FEST ( Instagram || Facebook || Twitter )   Last weekend booking and promotions’ company Margin Walker took on the birth of a new fest, Sound on Sound, on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. With a quality caliber of punk, rock, electro and metal bands plus DJs and a Renaissance vibe on the grounds of Sherwood Forest, Sound on Sound presented a little bit for everyone to take part in and enjoy. Our superb photographer, Raphael Umscheid, jumped in on the action with headliners ranging from Guided By Voices to Death Grips to Phantogram. Unfortunately with the incessant thunderstorms on Sunday…

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    Mixtape Monday: Team Love Records Takeover

      Embracing a carefully crafted roster of acts, Team Love Records remains continuously passionate for showcasing groundbreaking musicians and carving a physical space for music and art in an increasingly cyber world. Founded by Nate Krenkel and Conor Oberst in 2003, Team Love Records has since expanded into a tightly knit crew including staff members Rebecca, Matt and Autumn. The record label’s formation was ignited by Oberst’s frustrations at not being able to spotlight upcoming talent quickly enough on Saddle Creek Records, where his own Bright Eyes’ albums were released. Team Love’s first release was on June 22nd, 2004 with Tilly and the Wall’s album, Wild Like Children, followed by…

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    Baby Bangs: Owning Our Baby Hearts

    Baby Bangs: Owning Our Baby Hearts By Jay Armstrong   A few months back I was in the early stages of piecing together a house show when I received a text from Bryan Roberts (The Dizzease /Booher ) saying there was a newer band out of San Antonio, Baby Bangs, who I should hit up about getting them on the lineup. This is the same guy who turned me on to Junkie and Daikaiju, has a history of playing only in perfect bands, and once spent thirty minutes casually entertaining me with an annotated history of Matthew Melton which forever strengthened an already solid respect I had for Melton—a guy…

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    The Tragic Murder of a Hamburger

    Photography & Post-Production: Ilka & Franz ( Instagram ) Food Styling: Udo Reichelt-Schaurer (Hers Agency) Set Design: Adam Purnell   The project started with the idea of the title, “The Tragic Murder of a Hamburger”, and we created the story around that. One of our early ideas was to cut up a hot dog with a saw and create a GIF out of it and from there the concept developed. We wanted the ideas behind each of the murder scenes to be really dark and decided on a gun crime in a back alley, a cremation, a drowning, a car crash, and a taco getting cut into pieces with a…

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    Order Issue 6 “Oh, The Horror”

      We’re proud to release our latest print issue, “Oh, the Horror” on all things spooky and creepy! Issue 6 of ANON Magazine was released just in time for Halloween and features submissions from contributors around the globe on what frightens and spooks them the most –  “Oh, the Horror” includes photography, poetry, short stories, interviews and comics/artwork with inspiration gathered from the darker crevices of the mind.  The 60+ page zine can be purchased under our Shop section here. We only charge the original cost of printing each zine, nothing extra! For international orders, please send your shipping info to anonmagazine1@gmail.com for a quote. We appreciate all our contributors…

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    Bounce Among the Rainbow

    Photographer: Lotus ( Instagram ) Model: Hanna GB ( Instagram ) Make Up: Alicia PK ( Instagram ) Hair: Marta Świeczkowska ( Instagram ) Brand: Suji Based in Guangzhou, China, photographer Lotus found her passion behind the camera by using it as a tool to express her emotions and understanding of her surrounding beauty. Her aesthetic dabbles in mix of both soft and dreamy styles and cool fashion.