Best Stuff Day 4: Eye Spy zine
As if Flemish Eye records hadn’t already done enough to solidify a reputation as one of the most consistent labels in Canada (seriously — The Cape May, Chad VanGaalen, Women, Pale Air Singers and now Braids?). Now they go and put out a 36-page full-colour zine with illustrations by Clinton St. John of the Cape May (among others), Pat Flegel of Women interviewing Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, a list of mind-altering films and mind-altering substances from VanGaalen and more more more. And it’s free with any order from their mail-order site.
Eye Spy is pretty clearly a labour of love for Ian Russell and the Flemish Eye crew — there’s not much money in putting out a cheap, high-quality zine like this. It might end up as a one-off, but in any case, it’s a sweet little snapshot of a label that’s managed to put Calgary back on the musical map.
Oh, and be sure to check out the free mini-compilation they’ve posted to go along with the zine, with tracks from Church of the Very Bright Lights, Morgan Greenwood (of Azeda Booth), Indiensoci (of Braids) and some Flemish Eye stand-bys.