PUNCH DRUNK PRESS 2014 CATALOG OF RELEASES
001 ADAM GNADE///DARKNESS TO THE WEST///NOVELLA (SOLD OUT)
002 ADAM GNADE///ISLAND’S ISLANDS///CASSETTE (SOLD OUT)
003 ADAM GNADE///THE WILD HOMESICK///CD (SOLD OUT)
004 COASTS/ADAM GNADE/OHIOAN///HELLO AMERICA!///THREE-WAY SPLIT CD (SOLD OUT)
005 ADAM GNADE///SURRENDERLAND///CASSETTE (SOLD OUT)
006 ADAM GNADE///SHIV SHIV SHAKE///TOUR ONLY RE-ISSUE CD (SOLD OUT)
007 ADAM GNADE///TRAILERPARKS///FULL LENGTH CD (SOLD OUT)
008 ADAM GNADE AND DAVID CHRISTIAN///WHIDBEY ISLAND///CD (SOLD OUT)
009 ADAM GNADE///FROM FARMHOUSES TO TOUR VANS///CD (SOLD OUT)
010 ADAM GNADE///LIMITED EDITION LIVE CASSETTE (SOLD OUT)
011 COASTS/ADAM GNADE///LIMITED EDITION SPLIT CASSETTE (SOLD OUT)
0012 ADAM GNADE///FROM FARMHOUSES TO TOUR VANS///DIGITAL RELEASE (SOLD OUT)
0013 ADAM GNADE///WARNING///MINI ZINE (SOLD OUT)
0014 ADAM GNADE///HEY HEY LONESOME///66 PAGE NOVELLA (SOLD OUT)
0015 ADAM GNADE/MEGAN MICHELLE SPLIT///TOUR-ONLY SPLIT CASSETTE (SOLD OUT)
0016 ADAM GNADE///OUT RUN DEBT AND CURSE OUT OIL WELLS///CD (SOLD OUT)
0017 VARIOUS ARTISTS///LET GLUTEN-FREEDOM RING, A VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE COOK-ZINE (SOLD OUT)
0018 ADAM GNADE///THE HEAT AND THE HOT EARTH///66-PAGE NOVELLA (SOLD OUT)
0019 THEY WILL STAND ON YOU AND SPIT BY BART SCHANEMAN AND ADAM GNADE///SPLIT ZINE (SOLD OUT)
0020 VARIOUS ARTISTS///PUNCH DRUNK PRESS, FOUR YEARS 20 RELEASES///MIXTAPE (SOLD OUT)
0021 ADAM GNADE///THE GROWLING MOUTH///NOVELLA
0022 BART SCHANEMAN///TRANS-SIBERIAN///NOVELLA
0023 AN HOUR OF MUSIC WITH MEGAN MICHELLE + ADAM GNADE///DIGITAL SPLIT ALBUM
0024 ADAM GNADE///THE DO-IT-YOURSELF GUIDE TO FIGHTING THE BIG MOTHERFUCKIN’ SAD///ZINE (BOOK NOW RELEASED BY PIONERS PRESS)
0025 KATIE JOHNSON///WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FACE—A NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL FANZINE
0026 JESSIE DUKE & ADAM GNADE///THE HARD FIFTY FARM: FINDING HOME///ZINE
0027 REGGIE MARTINEZ///THINK TANK DIY///ZINE
0028 V/A///LET GLUTEN-FREEDOM RING, A VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE COOK-ZINE, VOL 2
0029 SARAH MAY GUTIEREZ///I DON’T CARE I’M STILL FREE: A FIREFLY FANZINE
0030 JESSIE DUKE///THE HARD FIFTY FARM: WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED ZINE
0031 ADAM GNADE & THE HOT EARTH ALL-STARS///GREATER MYTHOLOGY BLUES///EP
0032 ADAM GNADE///CAVEWORLD///NOVEL (CO-RELEASE WITH PIONEERS PRESS)
0033 ADAM GNADE///FROM FARMHOUSES, TOUR-VANS, AND THE WILD HOMESICK///DIGITAL BOXSET
0034 ADAM GNADE///SIMPLE STEPS TO A LIFE LESS SHITTY///ZINE
0035 LIAM IRA CHRISTIAN///BIG DIAMOND///ZINE
0036 TRACE RAMSEY///QUITTER: GOOD LUCK NOT DYING///BOOK (CO-RELEASE WITH PIONEERS PRESS)
0037 COMING SOON, JESSIE DUKE///HARD FIFTY FARM: FARMHAND///ZINE
0038 COMING SOON, JUSTIN PEARSON///NEW BOOK AS YET UNTITLED (CO-RELEASE WITH PIONEERS PRESS)
And then we soothe the terror of the trial ahead by listening to Phosphorescent’s “Not a Heal” on repeat and packing envelopes of our books all night. Onward, friends. Bullshit ahead, bullshit behind, keep sailing …
Any of you that have been following me for a while probably know my friends and I run a publishing house called Pioneers Press and that we’re being sued (predatorily, unjustly we think) by Joe Biel of Microcosm. After nearly two years of horrible stress, gross lawyer tactics, and general ugliness, this sham of a lawsuit is finally going to trial the first week of October. Big update below. Massive rally time…
MICROCOSM VS. PIONEERS PRESS LAWSUIT UPDATE! Please help us get our day in court.
The meritless lawsuit brought against us by Microcosm Publishing is going to trial in a few weeks and we need your help!
The trial is taking place in Portland and we are desperately trying to pull funds together to get our family and our lawyer out to Oregon so we can defend ourselves in court. We need to raise $6,000 just to cover our legal fees and travel expenses. On top of that we have our normal bare-bones farm expenses (rent, utilities, and supplies for our animal rescues) which averages $1850 a month. So far we have raised less than half of our goal; we need to raise $4700 in the next two weeks!
As we’ve said before, we aren’t looking for donations, but if we’ve got a book or zine you’ve been eyeing, we could really use your support right now. Already stocked up on all our latest titles? Consider siging up for our Zine Subscription Program to automatically receive our new titles. To sweeten the deal for you, EVERYONE WHO ORDERS FROM PIONEERS PRESS THIS MONTH WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN ONE OF FOUR $40 SHOPPING SPREES. We’ll announce one winner every Sunday in September.
We’re kind of freaking out right now about getting through the next few weeks (both financially and emotionally). Any help, hugs, signal boosts, etc would be much appreciated. We definitely can’t do this alone.
Huge thanks for your ongoing support!
xoxo, Jessie Duke and Pioneers Press
Jessica’s holding a new package of goods from Pioneers Press http://ift.tt/WURAfu
That’s the one thing I dislike most about living in the country. Too many guns too to home. I’m not anti-gun but I am anti-idiots-shooting-guns-close-to-people-I-love.
Last night the pawn shop in town burned down. Today their marquee sign (which stood clear of the ruins) read “It’s shooting weather! Guns 10 percent off.”
Hey Friday night…
The second printing of my new thing comes with the option of five different color covers. You can find it here.
Phosphorescent’s Aw Come, Aw Wry is the greatest record of all time.
Order here at Pioneers Press.
$75 on sale for $45.
2) The Hard Fifty Farm issue 2 by Jessie Duke
3) Elizabeth Thompson’s new take on the Craft Punk pin
4) Be Body Positive pin by Elizabeth Thompson
5) Jessie’s three year old Liam’s debut zine, Big Diamond
6) A copy of The Pitch featuring a big article about Pioneers Press
7) Marc Saviano’s Always Be Bothered but Give No Fucks sticker
8) Marc Saviano’s Sincerity is the New Irony sticker
9) Marc Saviano’s Big Brother is Watching You and He’s Bored sticker
10) Adam Gnade’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad book
11) A download of Adam Gnade’s 32-song rare tracks boxset, Farmhouses, Tour-Vans, and the Wild Homesick
12) A download of Adam Gnade’s most recent record, Greater Mythology Blues
13) Adam Gnade’s brand-new zine, Simple Steps to a Life Less Shitty
14) Adam Gnade’s new novel, Caveworld
15) The e-books of Adam Gnade’s Big Motherfuckin’ Sad and its companion piece Ringside!
16) A Pioneers Press button!
From Pioneers Press’s website: Sarah B.’s debut zine, Every Day Failures, is a powerhouse of devastating storytelling, hilarious relatability, and uncomfortable truth. Says Sarah in the zine’s opening, “A few months ago my longtime boyfriend, Matt, got a straight job in the city and started acting weird.” What follows is newly single parent Sarah and her two toddler daughters leaving the punk-house the girls were raised in and taking refuge at Sarah’s aunt’s miniMcMansion in the suburbs while the aunt’s out of town.
Pushed by crippling poverty and growing depression, Sarah finds a new kind of isolation surrounded by upper-middleclass wealth and distrustful neighbors as she tries to get by without being able to work while still keep true to her punk parenting ethics. (And what’s more isolating? Being a parent in the punk community or being a punk in the suburbs? Also what happens when you feel out of step with society but aren’t finding what you need in radical spaces?)
With candid depictions of sex, disconnection, and (what amounts to) a total nervous breakdown, this zine is a harrowing (and often times very funny) reflection of what a lot of young, low-income, punk parents are struggling with. A graceful, tough, vividly-written piece of work for this new voice, Every Day Failuresis a hard read but it’s not without its fighting spirit, and when we see Sarah’s brave side it’s downright inspiring. We can’t wait to see what comes next …
This week has been something like:
1) Staying up all night and getting bummed out when dawn comes. Dread at a pretty sunrise because you know you have to sleep at some point.
2) Thunderstorms every morning around 3am. Nothing bad about this.
3) Work on the new book begins at 2am every morning. Ends around six or seven when my eyes catch on fire.
4) Dread about the upcoming Microcosm Publishing vs. us shit-show trial but mostly dread at having to go to Portland under unfavorable circumstances. Like Marc says, “always be bothered but give no fucks.”
6) Shaking off dread.
7) Dread again. Shaking it off again. Ad nauseum.
Pioneers Press lawsuit advancing; buy some of its books for a chance to win some free stuff in return Posted By David Hudnall of The Pitch on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM
An update from Lansing, Kansas’ finest radical publishing house. An update from Lansing, Kansas’ finest radical publishing house. A few weeks back, I profiled Pioneers Press, a group of farm punks who run a radical publishing company in Lansing, Kansas. Since the story ran, there’s been a bit of news from their camp.
Positive stuff first: Adam Gnade’s new zine/pamphlet thing, Simple Steps to a Life Less Shitty, is now out. It’s a sort of follow-up to his surprise hit The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad, which was the top-selling small-press title at Powell’s in 2013.
Drearier news: A lawsuit that threatens to torpedo Pioneers Press — which Pioneers Press contends is meritless and rooted in malice — is advancing.
A judge in Oregon recently denied Pioneers’ motion to dismiss, so they will have to travel to Oregon to defend themselves in court. That’s not an easy prospect for a group of off-grid anarchists who live on almost nothing.
“To give you an indication of how dire our situation is, we received a ‘final notice’ from the IRS today warning us that they are going to levy our assets because we haven’t been able to pay our quarterly taxes,” says owner Jessie Duke.
Duke has been adamant throughout the ordeal of the lawsuit that she didn’t want to set up a Kickstarter or take donations to cover legal fees. (“I’d rather the company go down than have kids with already-limited funds spend their money on me paying my lawyer,” she told me.) But Pioneers is currently holding some contests and giveaways to help them pay their way. Anyone ordering from the site is entered into a drawing to win one of four $40 shopping sprees. And if you share this Facebook post, you could win a copy of a variety of Pioneers titles.
Order from the site here.