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Phil Elverum Made The Cover Art For AdHoc Issue 22

Phil Elverum Made The Cover Art For AdHoc Issue 22

AdHoc Issue 22 is here! Download a PDF of the zine at this link, and look out for physical copies both at our shows and at record stores, bookstores, coffee shops, and community centers throughout the city. If you happen to live outside of New York, you may order a copy as well.
 
In our latest issue, responding to a reader’s question, Priests vocalist Katie Alice Greer brings up “the difference between reality-you and dream-you,” and suggests that in order to realize your potential, it’s important to parse those separate identities. Navigating that separation can be tough for artists, as the other musicians featured in these pages—Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos and LVL UP’s Nick Corbo—have found out. Both write personal music for bands with cult followings, and have noticed that the more they tour and record, the more those identities—as human and as musician—start to merge. Corbo says that his collaboration with his bandmates is “entwined with my life and who I am.” Kline wonders, “Am I my job?” Yet the social aspect of music—from collaborating to engaging with fans—has helped both artists navigate that distinction. As Kline puts it, “Frankie Cosmos is so much bigger than me and who I am.” Sometimes figuring out who you are who you are requires letting others in.
 
AdHoc Issue 22's contributors: 
 
Phil Elverum has produced two decades worth of records as The Microphones and Mount Eerie that span a wide spectrum, from studio heavy atmospheric landscaping to simple, raw songs. He made the cover for this issue.
 
Aubrey Nolan is a Queens-based illustrator, cartoonist, and host of a monthly reading series for cartoonists, Panels to the People. She made the illustrations for this issue.

Frankie Cosmos Shares "Sinister" Off Upcoming LP

Frankie Cosmos Shares Matthew James-Wilson

Prolific New-York songwriter Greta Kline has announced a new batch of Frankie Cosmos tracks to be released on Bayonet Records. Next Thing is her first full-length for Bayonet, arriving in the wake of 2015's charming, synth-pop informed Fit Me In EP. Similar to her Zentropy LP, Kline's new release will feature re-workings of previously released, home-recorded demos and unreleased cuts. 

"Sinister" is the first single from Next Thing. Deceptively straightforward lyrics delivered over fetching, sprightly hooks make "Sinister" shimmer with deliberate naïveté as Kline gives listeners a glimpse at a fleeting moment of youthful introspection. 

Next Thing is out April 1st via Bayonet Records