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The new Matt Fishbeck/Holy Shit album SOLID RAIN is out on vinyl, and will be followed by a second Fishbeck release later this year. SOLID RAIN is the first musical release from Semiotext(e), and the album’s liner notes are by Ariana Reines.

“Putting out the record for us now that L.A. is rapidly changing into a gentrification nightmare is a way to acknowledge how important Matt has been to Semiotext(e) in the last 10 years. It’s kind of a missing piece in that history.” — Semiotext(e) co-editor Hedi El Kholti*



See “Running in the Rain: Josh Da Costa Chats with Matt Fishbeck About Solid Rain,” PARIS LA 15, (Spring 2017): 6 – 9.

*See Josie Thaddeus-Johns, “Holy Shit!,” Frieze, May 26, 2017:


Top: Solid Rain album cover. Photograph by Quentin Dubret.

Bottom: The first Holy Shit performance, in Los Angeles at The Echo, 2006. Left to right: Matt Fishbeck, Janet Kim, Ariel Pink. (Benjamin White not in photograph). Photographer: unknown. Image credit: Holy Shit and Frieze.


The first Holy Shit performance at The Echo (Part Time Punks), 2006. Left to right: Matt Fishbeck, Janet Kim, Ariel Pink (not in photo: Benjamin White). Photograph: Unknown







On the cover Ash B., 2016 © Wolfgang Tillmans
Comes with a flexi disc by D.A. Spunt

112-page color
English edition


I don’t write music. We never did. Sonic Youth never did. Our writing is sitting around and playing, and reforming it. — Kim Gordon

In America we have this history where we forgive the oppressor and vilify the outsider. — Taylor Mac

I mean, I see the life politic, the life that we live all together as people, is the sum of what people throw into their world. — Wolfgang Tillmans

The last twelve months have seen Wolfgang Tillmans’ return to music after a nearly thirty-year absence, Taylor Mac’s one-time-only 24-hour concert performance, and the first release of Kim Gordon’s music under her own name.

PARISLA 15—an issue devoted to music—brings together conversations with these artists, as well as interviews with Carrie Brownstein (with Kim Gordon), Josh Da Costa and Matt Fishbeck about Solid Rain, Pulitzer Prize-winning Caroline Shaw, art and music entrepreneur Aaron Bandaroff on Know Wave, and Chloé Maratta and Flannery Silva of Odwalla88 (joined by Dean Spunt of No Age).

Issue 15 also features a conversation between LA-based curators Sohrab Mohebbi and Aram Moshayedi, and writer Gaye Theresa Johnson about her first book Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles, essays on Lady Tigra and on Black Sabbath’s final tour by Noah LyonYelli Yelli in her own words, a piece by associate editor Evan Moffitt on Berlin and Bowie, an excerpt from The Standard Book of Color by Andrew Berardini, and a report from Standing Rock by Oscar Tuazon.