Jessica’s NXNE 2014

Team Static Zine got to cover NXNE 2014! Check out what our team members got up to during the festival. First off, we have Jessica’s experience. 

Weaves, Tobacco and tUnE-yArDs at Massey

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St. Vincent at Yonge & Dundas Square, Courtney Barnett at Silver

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SATURDAY Luisa Omelian & Simon Amstell at the Great Hall, Courtney Barnett at the Silver Dollar


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Download Issue 9′s Mixtape!


art by Greer Brabazon

With each issue, Static Zine puts out a free mixtape download.

Here’s the latest, yummy ear worms curated by Aviva.


1. Dead Shrimp Blues – Robert Johnson

2. The Original Jelly Roll Blues – JollyRoll Morton

3. Spoonful – Etta James

4. Tater Pie – Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

5. Salt Creek – Bill Monroe

6. Feed Me, Jesus – Sister Rosetta Tharpe

7. Trombone Butter – Dinah Washington

8. Jambalaya – Hank Williams

9. Hold Tight: Want Some Seafood Mama – The Andrews Sisters

10. Hot Burrito #2 – Flying Burrito Brothers

11. I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl  - Nina Simone

12. Potato Head Blues – Louis Armstrong

13. Salt Peanuts – Dizzy Gillespie

14. You’re Not The Only Oyster In The Stew – Fats Waller

15. Tacos, Enchiladas And Beans – Doris Day

Introducing: STATIC CLOUD


image by Juliana Eye.

//What is Static Cloud?//

Static Cloud is our new umbrella name that incorporates a fabulous new Etsy webstore, fair presence and distro.

Static Cloud is a baby cloud still and we’re looking forward to making it explode. So far, the distro (both on webstore and at fairs) includes our editors’ solo zines, but we are getting ready to develop it! It will include zines by Static contributors and international friends, with the goal of getting their zines out to Toronto and Canada (and, webwise, at a bit of cheaper postal rates!)

Please take a peek at the store and support! (And share the link!) Costs of Static Zines themselves (just $2) are considered donation towards printing of the next issue. Have you got issue 8 yet? We can mail it to you, packaged up real nice!

Check out Static Cloud now!

Issue 8 – Mental Health – is out now!


We’re thrilled to announce that our mental health issue is out now!

We’re so proud of this one – not only is it our biggest issue yet, but our contributors from all over North America have created such heart-felt pieces. With writing and illustrations, we’ve got pieces on medication, herbal remedies, bi-polar disorder, traumas, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, overdoses, suicidal thoughts, drugs, OCD and more. It just goes to show how everyone has something that they’re dealing with in every day life. It’s an inspiring collection (if I do say so myself) that strives to be shared, to get the word out there on dealing with mental health.

We’re currently in the process of distro’ing around Toronto, but if you would like to order one to be mailed to you, we’ll get on it right away. A $2 cost is considered as donation towards printing issue 9.

Thank you to all of the contributors and everyone who helped out with this issue – including our amazing launch party at Encore Studios with Programm, Most People and Fresh Snow! It was a blast. <3

DOWNLOAD Static Zine’s 8th Mixtape: You got the spirit, don’t lose the feeling


art by Greer Brabazon

In celebration of the release of our 8th issue, the Mental Health issue, managing editor Aviva Cohen has curated the joining mixtape: You got the spirit, don’t lose the feeling.


1. Jens Lekman – Opposite Of Hallelujah

2. Sufjan Stevens – Borderline

3. Elliot Smith – Bottle Up & Explode

4. Microphones – The Glow Pt 2

5. Songs: Ohia – Hold On Magnolia

6. Wilco – True Love Will Find You In The End

7. Neko Case – Dirty Knife

8. Whiskeytown – Sit And Listen To The Rain

9. Rilo Kiley – A Better Son/Daughter

10. Leonard Cohen – Avalanche

11. The National – Sorrow

12. The Magnetic Fields – All The Umbrellas In London

13. Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday

14. Joy Division – Disorder

15. Dirty Projectors – Depression

16. Radiohead – Let Down

17. Belle & Sebastian – Ease Your Feet In The Sea

18. Xiu Xiu – Asleep