Careless Talk Costs Lives

This is Careless Talk Costs Lives’ last issue. Begun in London a little over three years ago by Everett True (a British journalist who once helmed Seattle’s The Rocket), the magazine was birthed with an expiration date in mind. Therefore, each issue was numbered and released backwards beginning at 20. The contents have always included underground bands such as Erase Errata, Detroit Cobras and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The magazine is remarkable in that its contributors write as if rock journalism were as lofty an art as anything in the Louvre, and then other times like a celebrity stalker using their very own blood for ink. Graphically, Careless Talk is superior to any rock read on the market, with its illustrations and photographs an intoxicating exercise in color and composition. Images of The Gossip’s guitarist Nathan collapsed in the crowd’s sweaty hands, as well as Peaches gravitating in white powerfully convey the energy and curious electricity rock ’n’ roll music forever exudes.