We welcome Teenage Riot Magazine!
I’ve been battling my inner dialogue these past few days and drafting a lot of tweets before hitting send. I won’t say everything that I’m thinking but I will make a few statements:
The idea of an “online zine” doesn’t make sense, zines should be print-only media. If you’re wanting to start an “online zine” there is a word for that, it’s called a blog. Just another instance of people co-opting subculture language to gain clout points or make themselves seem more interesting.
We need to eradicate hardcore Twitter.
Weed makes me better at posting on the internet.
The sharing or exchanging of playlists or mixtapes is such an amazing but lost form of romance and one of the most archaic forms of sharing music. We wanted to connect with our readers and attempt to bring back that feeling of intimacy between two or more people that has been lost within music sharing. We will release these once (maybe twice?) a week. Maybe we will put these on physical tapes? Seems like a good idea.
If you’d like to contribute a playlist please fill out this >> form << and we will reach out to you with a theme.
We’re still looking for contributors, send us an email, DM, smoke signal. Please just get ahold of us.
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Introducing - Teenage Riot Magazine
We are huge fans of young people doing cool things, for example, Freddy Madball singing on stage for Agnostic Front or the existence of Greta Thunberg. We all agree young people keep the spirit of dying formats alive, a job assumed here by Teenage Riot Magazine, a project and online archive created by two high school freshmen. The founders, Eve and Mia, are looking to renew youth media, like Rookie mag before them, sharing interviews, curating playlists, and writing helpful how-to’s. Be on the lookout for their upcoming projects and enjoy these playlists, which both perfectly encapsulate the chaos, heartbreak, and angst of being a teen.
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