Artist / Band
Released: Jun 15th, 2001 Format: DVD, VHS


  1. Superchunk
  2. The Faint
  3. Milemarker
  4. Kerbloki
  5. The Convocation Of
  6. The Party Of Helicopters


The original press release for this one went as follows:

This is the first episode of our new video magazine “automatic magnetic”. 1.0 features live footage and interviews with SUPERCHUNK, MILEMARKER, THE PARTY OF HELICOPTERS, THE FAINT, KERBLOKI, and THE CONVOCATION OF. there’s an in depth interveiw with portland diy filmmaker ANDREW DICKSON and lots of clips from his feature length film “GOOD GRIEF”. there’s also an interview with filmmaker RANDALL BOBBITT whom you may remember as the maker of the incredibly funny film “SOLO” from the WHISTLE OF THE MISSILE video (BFM004). we’ve also included randall’s new short film “HUNG UP ON ELANA” in it’s entirety. finally; we’ve included a short found tape peice called “MAIDEN MAN” think mullet. think IRON MAIDEN insanity, think 80s, think super duper hardcore fanaticism. there you have it. MAIDEN MAN. all the bands are shot with three camera angles and good audio.

After doing several well received videos we decided to try a video magazine. We sold ad space, and spent around 8 months producing episode number 1. I’m not entirely sure why we didn’t keep doing these. It was probably a combination of a lack of time (we were starting to get a lot of commissioned video work) and a lack of big sales for the first one. It still seems like a good idea and I’m curious what this would have turned into had we kept at it. This one is pretty great and we still have around 40 copies if you’re interested.


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