You won’t be able to find it online, so you’ll probably have to go to a “store” and “purchase it,” but we heartily recommend picking up the new issue of the legendary zine Cometbus (apparently it’s been out since September, but the number of independent-print outlets near the Idolator flophouse has been shrinking lately). The new edition features interviews with part-time recluses like Ian McKaye and full-time hermits like Blake Schwarzenbach, and the latter Q&A is particularly sweet: In addition to discussing pellet guns and Richard Butler, the former Jawbreaker/Jets To Brazil frontman also speaks (briefly, obtusely) about the Jets’ break-up:
Q: Is it simplistic to say that the “War On Terror” broke up your last band?
A: No, I don’t think so. I try to publicly acknowledge a debt to 9/11 for helping the Jets into their final building. I say that with no disdain for the group. I have great love for the band, but it polarized and focused us greatly. Each of us realized where they wanted to go.
All this, for only $2! That’s one-third the cost of an issue of Paste, and five times cooler!