The Believer is a monthly magazine where length is no object. It features long articles, interviews, and book reviews, as well as poems, comics, and a two-page vertically-oriented Schema spread, more or less unreproduceable on the web. The common thread in all these facets is that the Believer gives people and books the benefit of the doubt (the working title of this magazine was the Optimist).On each issue, Charles Burns's illustrations adorn the cover; our regular raft of writers, artists, and photographers fill the pages; and the feel of the Westcan Printing Group’s gorgeous “Roland Enviro 100 Natural” recycled acid-free heavy stock paper warms your heart.
The July / August 2012 issue of Believer magazine includes the tape Love Songs for Lamps, a cassette compilation of cassette-only releases curated by Calvin Johnson, included free with each issue (download code also included).
The artists featured on the cassette tape include: Hysterics, the Memories, Shana Cleveland & the Sandcastles, Soviet, Tomorrow's Tulips, Laura Leif and Amber Phelps, Skrill Meadow, Mom, White Rainbow, Broken Water, Shivas, Ruby Fray, Baby Island, Erin Earthling, Margy Pepper, Happy Noose, Lovers Without Borders, Mansion Music, Sewn Leather, Priests & more!
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