"In this zine, we talk with Beast Nest & Gorgeous Vermillion about their first collaborative experience with each other, their herstories in music, the materials and mental states that inform their production, ‘butt-noise’ dudes, the highs and lows of XIV fest, crushing the ego, perceiving and projecting bodies in public, and the places we dream of performing in. We go deeper in and discuss visibility issues for WOC musicians; how diaspora and displacement within our respective subcultures play out. We provide critiques of those who hold punk idol-status and acknowledge the bothersome trend of artists appropriating cultural sounds and imagery within their work. We offer our thoughts on what we find subversive in the process of making art and frame it under the shared alienation that exists between queer identities and noise subcultures in their discourse within dominant capitalist narratives. We discuss the tools in which we use to aid us in our struggles, creative ways in which to resist our colonization, and how it is to communicate without words. We all ended up feeling the warm-fuzzies by the end of the segment, deep in the womb of our newly conceived WOC pentagram."
would love to contribute this zine to appropriate distros, and make trades with people! SQR does not have a paypal set up but maybe donations via mail would work? Any sort of love from your end is just as appreciated! GV & BN are soooo good in this zine. Thanks to the both of you for expressing so much and being so talented!