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Stereo Sanctity

Posted: August 8th, 2002, by Marceline Smith

I spent a fantastically exciting day in the Housing Benefit offices today. No, actually, it was the most boring two hours of my life EVER. Luckily I had the foresight to bring along Stereo Sanctity, a fanzine that turned up in the post the other day so I didn’t quite go postal. What better literary companion culd you ask for really? Well, apart from one that took two hours to read I guess. Anyway, it promises “music, pop culture, politics and weirdness” on the cover and that’s pretty much what you get along with a hefty dollop of Sonic Youth worship.Which translates as an extensive write-up of the best bits of All Tomorrows Parties LA, articles on recommended comics and Melt-Banana, pretty funny cartoons featuring Sonic Youth and Steve Malkmus, some political rantings and a few record reviews. It’s well-written, friendly and enthusiastic and dotted throughout with good illustration. It’s making me really happy to see all these new fanzines springing out of odd places in the UK and hopefully this is just the beginning. Start supporting zines now and maybe we’ll be back up to 1995 levels again. Stereo Sanctity is definitely worth your cash so go buy so he can do #2. Not that he mentions how much it costs though. I shall endeavour to find out. In the meantime you can email him yourself.

Update: A word from the Editor

It costs 50p or a trade or a tape or something else nice, and the address is: Ben, 3 Ferry Cottages, Cosheston, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA72 4TY

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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