Paste is excited to unveil the cover of our debut issue of Paste Quarterly, our new large-format print magazine. Paste music editor Bonnie Stiernberg spent a day in Los Angeles with Father John Misty for a 6,000-word cover story. in which Josh Tillman discusses why he says “I can’t go back to what I was doing last year” and how he plans to externalize Father John Misty this year (hint: it involves an elaborate, ritualistic stage show that includes multiple Father John Mistys, bears and banana peels).
“Some interviews, I know exactly what I’m walking into,” says Stiernberg, “but there are others where I have no idea what to expect from a particular person, and those always tend to wind up being my favorites. This one’s no exception.”
L.A. photographer Austin Hargrave (Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times) shot Tillman exclusively for the cover and interior of Paste Quarterly. The magazine ships March 1 to subscribers and will be available in select independent record stores beginning March 17.
Filled with original illustration and photography, the issue also includes features on The Jesus and Mary Chain, Jay Farrar, The Americans, a look back at Aretha Franklin’s seminal album I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You and so much more.
Each issue of Paste Quarterly comes with a 150-gram colored vinyl sampler album. Issue #1 features exclusive tracks from Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, Lucius, Josh Ritter, Joseph, Anderson East, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Bonnie Bishop, Violent Femmes and Courtney Barnett.
If you subscribe to Paste Quarterly or purchase Issue #1 before Feb. 28, you’ll also get a free digital sampler with tracks from many of the above artists, along with tracks from Colin Hay, Martha Wainwright, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Blackalicious, Aoife O’Donovan, Greensky Bluegrass, Best of What’s Next artists ALA.NI and Jojo Abot and more.
Each issue is $20 (shipping included) or $70 for a one-year subscription (four issues, four vinyl albums, four digital samplers). Subscribe to Paste Quaterly at PasteQuarterly.com.