The Pastels | 10/09/12

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The Pastels are really excited to be part of Chickfactor's 20th anniversary celebrations and will be playing at Bush Hall on Saturday, November 17 with Aislers Set, Amor De Dias and Would Be Goods. Tickets are available here!

Chickfactor is a long running, much-loved US fanzine with a strong mix of good photography and smart words. Its way has been to follow certain groups in an in-depth way over a period of time. Editor Gail O'Hara was usually on hand to photograph The Pastels each time they visited New York in the 1990s, also providing excellent hospitality. She had an even closer relationship with The Magnetic Fields/Stephin Merritt and has contributed photographs to many of their releases and co-directed their Strange Powers film. Earlier this year she released her first collection of photography, Belle Epoque, which immediately sold out.

2012, Chickfactor's 20th anniversary, marks its return as a print fanzine. A series of 'important cities of the world' shows has been taking place, and The Pastels (new album finished) are playing at the London one.

Watch a video of "Vivid Youth" from Two Sunsets, their 2009 collaboration with Tenniscoats now: