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ISSUE #2 OVERVIEW

MY

BLOODY

VALENTINE

  • THE SKINNY
    88 pages, $15 Canadian
  • COVER STORY: MY BLOODY VALENTINE 
    13 records reviewed! Curated playlist + Guitar Rigs + Concert Pics!
  • INTO THE LOVELESS-VERSE
    10 records reviewed: Lilys, Medicine, Astrobrite, Crash City Saints, Catherine Wheel and more!
  • SPACEMEN 3 ZINE
    4 record mini-reviews. Noise-rock mastery or drug-addled tomfoolery? A sobering assessment of the misfits of '80s UK indie
  • CALENDAR '91:
    A watershed year in shoegaze releases. Mini-Profiles of Ecstasy of St Theresa, Blur, Swervedriver and Slowdive

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ISSUE #1 OVERVIEW

RIDE

  • THE SKINNY
    60 pages, $12 Canadian
  • COVER STORY: RIDE 
    Discography deep dive, curated playlist + guitar gear rundown
  • FEATURETTE: Bands they influenced
    The Dandy Warhols + Oasis + Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • VINYL REVIEW:
    Ringo Deathstarr's Sparkler
  • CALENDAR '90:
    A quick guide to the shoegazeosphere's key releases in 1990


About GLIDER

I'm Rafi and GLIDER is my one-man passion project :) I've been obsessed with noisy alternative music for over twenty years, and this magazine is a way to document that in print form. In each issue of GLIDER, you'll get:

  • Multiple original reviews and essays for records both popular and obscure
  • 1x Special Feature retrospective: a  deep dive on an iconic band. Issue #1 features RIDE
  • 1x review from my vinyl collection
  • 1x review from my book collection
  • 1x Zine (10 pages)
  • A timeline of key events from a particular year in shoegaze history (Glider #1 starts at 1990)
  • Original graphics: fake ads, timelines, generative art

Check out the Twitter (@GliderMagazine) to read some customer feedback! 

A Print Magazine? Really?

Yes, GLIDER could have been a website. Heck, I'm a web designer after all. Not a great one, mind you, but certainly capable enough to put words on the internet without much hassle. 

But the truth is, the printed word matters. It is concrete and permanent in the way a website is not. The internet is getting ever more ephemeral, cloistered and opaque. Today's bookmark becomes tomorrow's 404 page. 

But perhaps most importantly, making something physical is just simply more fun. I grew up with music magazines, and loved the zany layouts, weird graphics and counter-culture feel. That's what I wanted to re-capture here. 

It doesn't matter to me that the "magazine" as a medium has fallen out of style. The finished product feels more substantial in my hands when I hold it, and I'm confident you'll feel the same. 


Just the FAQs

GLIDER is based in Toronto, Canada. 

Get in touch: glidermagazine (at) gma1l d0t c0m. DM me on Twitter (@GliderMagazine)

As this is a small indie publication, I use a local print shop to make sure I'm contributing to the local economy. No "print-on-demand" here! Also I checked, and the prices are pretty much the same. 

    Yes! GLIDER is an ongoing project with future issues focusing on a theme. Here's the roadmap: 

    • Issue #1: RIDE Special Issue
    • Issue #2: My Bloody Valentine Issue
    • Issue #3: Slowdive
    • Issue #4: The Jesus & Mary Chain

    Yes! We accept submissions. Record reviews, live show reviews, your pedalboard setup, even personal essays are all welcome. Just make sure it's shoegaze and dreampop-related! 


    Get in touch: glidermagazine (at) gmail dot com

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