You being an astute reader holding a physical copy of the magazine have probably noticed that this issue of Discorder looks a little bit different from the last one. It is indeed smaller and thicker, it is shaped less like a newspaper and a lot more like a magazine. Being a monthly publication, it makes a lot more sense to align our look with the magazine-style content we provide. We should be able to fit the same amount of content into this format as we did in the previous, our pages may be smaller now, but there’s more of them.
If you are reading this on the Internet, you may be a little confused by the statements I just made. Discorder is now printing in demi-tab which is a smaller size that will fit nicely on your shelves next to any magazines you collect. Those of you reading this on the Internet may also have noticed that our website looks a lot different. We’re very pleased to do a major overhaul of what has become a website that was a bit dated. Complaints about the website didn’t fall upon deaf ears. We’re doing our best to stay on top of all the useful things that a music magazine on the Internet can be, so take advantage of the new easier to browse, pretty, searchable, commentable website and if you want to check out what the paper version looks like online you can do that on the Internet, too. The redesign was carried out by the very talented Alanna Scott, who also collaborated with our Art Director to redesign our wordmark on the front page. If you need a website designed and you want it to look good she is an excellent person for the job. More of her work can be seen at www.alannascott.com.
The change of our magazine’s look could not have happened without the suggestions and very hard work of Nicole Ondre, our art director, who, I should point out, is the main reason our magazine consistently looks so damn good.
We hope you didn’t miss the party to celebrate our magazine’s format change. It has more than likely already taken place by the time you read this with Gang Violence, MT-40 and Reflektionss playing at the Astoria on Canada Day. If you did miss it though, never fear! We’re going to continue to have events on the first Wednesday of every month at the Astoria. On Aug. 5 come down to check out Fine Mist and Humans play. It’s going to be a non-stop dance party.
Those of you reading the physical magazine should now turn your eyes to the right, pick something out and get your read on. Enjoy the issue.