Swill Children

2011

White Fold — "Feral" / "Free" EP


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SC010 / SCP036

Edition of 50

8.5 x 10"

24 pages

One color Risograph on 80lb cardstock and 70lb text


The "Feral" / "Free" publication includes a unique download code for the EP. Limited to an edition of 50!


$7 — Purchase


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White Fold is a collaboration between Cory Thomas Hanson of W-H-I-T-E, and Jesse Hlebo of Swill Children. Their first EP, "Feral" / "Free", was written in the summer of 2011. The publication itself is a series of modified lyrics for songs that don't exist written by Hanson and Hlebo.


The project started as a series of exchange's between Hlebo and Hanson who began creating mix tapes for each other in early 2011. The tracks chosen were based on their use of phrasing, emotional space, texture, cadence and sonic quality. Following Hanson's move to New York, the project took shape as a free form collaboration with no discernible direction.


Utilizing unformed W-H-I-T-E tracks as starting points, the two slowly built a new body of songs in the sweltering heat of the summer. The resulting album is one that is heavily influenced by D'Angelo, Brian Eno, Hot 97, Thelonious Monk, tall cans, Salem, Alan Lomax, the 'cool' of night, loud fans, and Gregorian chant.


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Taraka Larson — The Now Age (REMIX)


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SCP034

Edition of 150

5.5x8.5"

24 pages

Risograph on 60lb text, metallic spray paint on paper bag


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THIS IS NOT A RE-PRINT, IT'S A REMIX


Taraka Larson's The Now Age examines contemporary conceptions of time in the context of music and its relationship to symbology, particularly in the transference from metaphor to kitsch. Taraka's tone variates between an academic analysis to a tongue in cheek nod to rigidly ideological manifestos.


Taraka, along with her sister Nimai, perform as Prince Rama, a group that very much subscribes to the key points of The Now Age.

_ Quarterly Issue 9: Administrative Comments from the Chicago Office


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SCP033

Edition of 125

8.5x11"

40 pages

Risograph on 80lb text, two color offset on 38lb newsprint


$15 — Purchase


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Note: _ Quarterly Issue 9: Administrative Comments from the Chicago Office was released on 10/ 20/11 at Printed Matter in NYC. This was prior to the violent eviction of Zuccotti Park that occurred in Lower Manhattan on 11/15/11.

Following the eviction, the press, resulting documentation, and vocalization of the movement became a substantial highlight that was not present during the production of this issue. Primarily due to the NYPD's targeted attacks on journalists.



An investigation of three revolutionary-based groups united at their essence in a fight against governmental and societal oppression. The institutions in question are specifically targeted due to their treatment and relationship with minority and non-upperclass citizens in the United States of America.


Administrative Comments from the Chicago Office, contains content acquired from original communiques from, and FBI files on, both the Weather Underground and The Black Panther Party. Content is also derived from the Occupy Wall Street Twitter, blog, and newspaper, as well as the NYPD's Twitter and YouTube accounts of the mass arrests during Occupy Wall Streets first month of existence in Lower Manhattan. Administrative Comments from the Chicago Office is an edition whose historically based content is both changing as it is solidifying, while it concurrently interprets the perceivably solidified.


Each copy of _ Quarterly Issue 9 is unique through the use of misprints in each publication.

Certain Distinctions: Freedom Within Structure


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SCP032

Edition of 500

5.5x8.5"

20 pages

Risograph on multi-colored office paper


Not for purchase


Website


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_ Quarterly Issue 8: No Kind of Music is Swing


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SCP031

Edition of 125

5.5x8.5"

32 pages

Risograph on 80lb cover, 70lb text


$15 — Purchase


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Utilizing research as the medium for creation, rather than the basis, No Music Is Swing culls all of its content from music publications prior to 1950: the first five issues of Downbeat magazine, The Academician, and texts on fictional composers.


All of the texts are modified in some way, whether structurally, contextually, or formally, to create the final work.


No Music Is Swing creates an abstracted taste of what rhythm might be able to achieve, yet, in theory, rhythm can never swing, at least as a musical form.

Taraka Larson — The Now Age


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SCP030

Edition of 60

8.5x11"

28 pages

Three color Risograph on 80lb cover, 75lb text


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Taraka Larsons The Now Age examines contemporary conceptions of time in the context of music and its relationship to symbology, particularly in the transference from metaphor to kitsch. Taraka’s tone variates between an academic analysis to a tongue in cheek nod to rigidly ideological manifestos.


Taraka, along with her sister Nimai, perform as Prince Rama, a group that very much subscribes to the key points of The Now Age


View the website by clicking here.

_ Quarterly Issue 7: Peace*


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SCP029

Edition of 20

7.25x7.25" (closed) - 22.75x7.25" (fully open)

One color Risograph on 80lb cover, 24lb text, laser jet on 60lb text


$40 — Only for sale in person at Printed Matter


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Made completely on 9/3/11 during Hurricane Irene in Brooklyn, NY, _ Quarterly Issue 7: Peace* is comprised of work culled almost exclusively from the internet.

From Twitter hashtags to NY1 broadcasts of Mayor Bloomberg to stream-of-consciousness Google searches, Peace* conveys the experience of being locked in a studio with the computer screen as your only means of ‘seeing’.


Peace* is the smallest edition _ Quarterly has ever done, with only 20 unique pieces in existence. Each is a partially bound French fold book enclosed inside of a grocery bag and features a unique laser jet print of the bag stapled inside.

Milano Chow — Brick & Mortar


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SCP028

Edition of 30

11x17"

24 pages

One color Risoograph on 80lb cover and text


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Brick & Mortar is an 11x17", 24 page, Risograph pubilcation of new drawings by Milano Chow.

Black lines on Gray paper with drawings influenced by Nancy comics, the Bauhaus school, and strange situations.


The drawings evoke a sense of isolated domesticity, minimal yet non-reductive examinations of an emotional space not typically handled in such a manner.


Milano Chow lives and works in Los Angeles. She runs a small press entitled Oso Press and formerly ran Medium Rare (RIP).

Guardian Alien — S/T 12" LP


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SC009

Edition of 300

12" mix colored vinyl

Risograph on 65lb cover


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"Some folks believe in guardian angels, benevolent beings that watch over us and protect us from harm. But what if there are other beings out there, also watching over us and waiting to make contact? Anybody who's flipped through, say, The Field Guide to Extraterrestrials, or has seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind, has most likely wondered: What if there are guardian aliens out there?" Joe McGasko Free Music Archive


W-H-I-T-E — Twin Tigers 12" LP


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SC008

Edition of 500

Risograph on 65lb cover stock, bag, vinyl

Artwork by Alec Dartley, and Jacob Antone Konst


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"Blisteringly blissful, ethereal, sky-high, cerulean, cathedral-tipped -- keep those adjectives and adverbs rolling, you'll need them as the beat stays constant, and then even more when the bottom drops and it's just your ears and Cory Thomas Hanson's pitch-perfect vocal harmony" - Impose Magazine


"I'm constantly searching for music like this. Wide-spectrum'd, both fragile and powerful, a wall-of-sound assault without sounding muddy and overproduced… a change at every turn, layered and benevolent" - I Guess I'm Floating


"Where Deacon's mantra fits the more wild-eyed, insane protagonist, W-H-I-T-E's appears much more in-tune with reality, albeit a horrific one wrought with the pains of life." - FensePost


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W-H-I-T-E's (Cory Thomas Hanson) latest album, Twin Tigers, aims to convey only the most ecstatic of feelings. Utilizing tom heavy rhythms, wet soundscapes, and lush choir-like vocal melodies to push the sonic sphere into cascades of harmonic content while maintaining an ever flirtatious allegiance to melody.


Hunters / Dead Wife — Split 7"


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SC007

Edition of 300

Vinyl 7"

Three color Risograph on 65lb stock


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Playground Magazine + Swill Children


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SCP027

Edition of 50

5.5x8.5"

16 pages

Two color Risograph on colored paper


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Playground Magazine + Swill Children is the result of a collaborative online project that took place in April 2011.

The project was in line with the theme of Playground Magazine's most current issue, exchange. The online platform featured a split-screen of two Tumblr's, one for Playground Magazine contributors, the other for members of the Swill Children crew.


The content from the Playground Magazine side was compiled and designed by Jesse Hlebo for this publication, Playground Magazine is doing the same for the Swill Children content.


You can view the online project here.

Craig Mammano — The cats claw vines


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SCP027

Edition of 40

Publication: 8.5x7"

Cover: 11x17" cover-print

Two-color Risograph on 80# text + 67# cover


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"The Cats claw vines swallowed telephone lines and held houses together.

Over grown lots were being used to smoke rock, stash stuff and turn tricks. I was on a ladder on the side of the house in the middle of the day our first summer in New Orleans. I see a woman totally naked talk to herself, walk through the empty lot across the street and disappear."


Thus the beginning of Craig Mammano's publication begins. A somber intro to the stories and content within.


With work exhibited and published internationally, Mammano's photography questions and challenges the viewers expectations of ones own mortality and self-worth.

Hannah Racecar + Jesse Hlebo — YES I LOVE YOU, BATHROOMS ARE BEAUTIFUL


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SCP026

Edition of 25

Laserjet on 20lb office paper

Saddle stitched


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YES I LOVE YOU, BATHROOM'S ARE BEAUTIFUL, is the second collaborative release between Hannah Racecar and Jesse Hlebo. Contemplating and writing about the the theme of 'older' over a five day period, Racecar and Hlebo amassed this small body of work that is at times humorous and celebratory, and at others deeply contempletive and morose.

Limited to an edition of 25, this Laserjet printed zine emphasisizes the temporality of life, and in particular the recognition of time passing.

W-H-I-T-E — Fountain 7" with remix by Amen Dunes


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SC006

Edition of 300

7" vinyl

Three color Risograph on 20lb stock


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Impose says the track is "Blisteringly blissful, ethereal, sky-high, cerulean, cathedral-tipped"

Subbacultcha! calls the single "Ethereal and dreamy"

No Modest Bear calls it "Sublime and heavenly"


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W-H-I-T-E's (Cory Thomas Hanson) latest single, Fountain, draws from the experience of water rushing over ones body, submerging the senses in a bliss of overwhelming intensities. With this single from the forth-coming album, Twin Tigers, W-H-I-T-E aims to convey only the most ecstatic of feelings. Utilizing tom heavy rhythms and lush choir-like vocal melodies to push the sonic sphere into cascades of harmonic content.


Side B features a remix by Amen Dunes. Produced in the Winter of 2010, Damon McMahon took notes on the website yourworldoftext.com, the results of which can be seen on the back cover of the 7". The URL is accessible to anyone owning the 7" allowing them to remix the notes in any way they see fit and in affect, continue the process of mutability that is so integral to W-H-I-T-E's musical practice.


W-H-I-T-E has performed with an array of acts on both coasts including Prince Rama, Baths, Lucky Dragons, Ty Segall, Narwalz of Sound, Captain Ahab, Man Forever, Metal Rouge, Nonhorse and GDFX.

Twin Tigers will be released on March 16th, 2011 on Swill Children.