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Paste magazine goes back into print with vinyl covermount

By | Published on Friday 9 December 2016

Paste Quarterly

Following the news that American pop culture mag Complex is winding down its print edition, another pop culture title Paste is going back into print, having been online-only since 2010.

Also US-based Paste announced earlier this week that it will launch a new quarterly print edition next year, to be called Paste Quarterly. And whereas the old Paste magazine used to come with a covermount CD attached to the front, the new mag will be delivered complete with a vinyl record, obviously.

Readers are encouraged to help make the return to print happen by pledging via Indiegogo, for a single issue or one year subscription, or for various other premium packages that offer other bits n pieces beyond the new magazine.

Announcing the new venture earlier this week, co-founder Josh Jackson wrote: “We’ve embraced the realities of our new digital world and are thankful for all the new ways it allows us to present stories to our readers. But we still love the tangible”.

He went on: “We love the smell and feel of a magazine fresh off the printer. We love the luxury of sitting down with something special to read, completely unplugged from the devices that so often have us at their beck and call. We love a clever illustrated spread, stunning photos bleeding off the edge and long-form stories that pull you in page after page. That’s why we’re launching Paste Quarterly”.

On the vinyl revival embracing covermount he adds: “We’re bringing back the Paste Sampler, but this time it’s a 150 gram coloured vinyl album with exclusive tracks recorded at the Paste Studio in New York”.

The first edition will include tracks from Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, Lucius, Josh Ritter, Joseph, Anderson East, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Bonnie Bishop, Violent Femmes and Courtney Barnett.

More info about the magazine and the Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign is here.