May 19th, 2013 at 4:03 pm by maxg

2013 is a few weeks shy of being chopped in half. Below you will find my favorite things of the year so far.

I have a short story of inverted suburbia in Caroline Snow’s recently curated Feral Kids. Very flatered to be included with Damian Echols, Dash Snow and Harmony Korine. We have 10 copies for sale in the webstore along with a one of a kind Teenage Jungle complete with glossy New Wave Traci photo and a few GIVE tapes that were lurking in my closet.

My novel Apocalypse Junkyard is finished. Release date TBA.

You can find the songs below in the form of a Spotify Playlist along with other press-related news at 23 WLVS on the blog.


Portal: Vexovoid
Grouper: Man Who Died in His Boat
A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III (Music From The Motion Picture) by Liam Hayes
Head Of The Demon: Head Of The Demon
Hot Lunch: Hot Lunch
Magic Circle: Magic CIrcle
Rhye: Woman
TRIBULATION: The Formulas Of Death
Uncle Acid – Mind Control


Donnybrook: A Novel by Frank Bill


Lords Of Salem
Not Fade Away
A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III


February 21st, 2013 at 11:13 pm by maxg

No matter how many brothers you lose under such tragic and extreme circumstances these calls never get easier. My head is fucked since the phone rang this morning. Wes isn’t a phone person and, given the three hour time difference, I knew what had happened. Absolutely nothing prepares you, even if you’ve played out the scenario in your head 23,000 times. I’m weathered enough to know that beating myself up over actions that could have been taken isn’t going to do anything. Time travel is not an option… But certain memories are just as good. These we own until we too move on.

Chachi, you brought a lot of laughs and joy into my world. I spent a good 500 nights with you in West Philadelphia. It’s been a minute but like certain souls we’d always pick right back up when we’d talk. Fuck. I even named my kitten Chachi for a minute because he walked like you. I am forever blessed to have shared a house, stage and book with you. You’ll be missed more than you could have ever imagined.


(Originally posted at 23 WLVS)

November 22nd, 2012 at 7:21 pm by maxg


Ash Borer- Cold of Ages
Atriarch – Ritual Of Passing
Beachwood Sparks – The Tarnished Gold
Bell Witch – Longing
Chromatics – Kill For Love
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Give – Voodoo Leather/SIngles Going Confetti
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
Graveyard – Lights Out
Krallice – Years Past Matter
Lana Del Ray – Paradise
No – Can You Dig It
Lecherous Gaze – On The Skids
OM – Advaitic Songs
Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction
Peaking Lights – Lucifer
Redd Kross – Researching the Blues
Saturnia – Alpha Omeg
The Shrine – Primitive Blast
Title Fight – Floral Green


4:44 Last Day On Earth
Beyond The Black Rainbow
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography
Moonrise Kingdom
The Sound Of My Voice


Ghost (Wallingford CT)
Giuda (2000 Tons Of TNT)
The Meatmen (2000 Tons Of TNT)
Negative Approach (2000 Tons Of TNT)
Watain and Devil’s Blood (Palladium, Worcester MA)


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets by Greg Prato
Shut Up And Give Me The Mic by Dee Snider
Wired Up! by Jeremy Thompson and Mary Blount
Sexytime: The Post-Porn Rise of the Pornoisseur by Jacques Boyreau

November 9th, 2012 at 11:33 am by maxg

While finishing editing WLVS this past Summer I wrote 5 short stories which have now become Palace Depression. A new zine featuring a chorine scented melodrama, astral projection via a death metal spiritual guide, ghosts of a pornographic past, a sleepy town that makes a man start fires, and the future seen through the eyes of 1982.
Give’s VOODOO LEATHER cassette is finally here. A yellow cassette featuring 5 brand new songs accompanied with 30 page zine. Recorded at the Pain Cave and limited to 200 copies. It’s no secret that I have connected with Give’s jams more than any band in years. I am beyond thrilled to be able to release these songs into the universe.
Apologies for those whose recent orders were put on pause. Ghosts of East & West Tarnished Nostalgia. There was a link lost in space that allowed you to purchase the zines even though they had been long gone. We did a 2nd press to fill all back orders. For the few who have still not received your orders, they are shipping soon. To avoid this problem in future orders, we are happy to have launched our new bigcartel store.
>>>>You can visit it here.<<<
More releases and news in the new year. If there is one.

November 26th, 2011 at 1:04 pm by maxg

When you are leaving, they know. Something changes in your pores. The second you go to Manhattan Mini Storage to purchase boxes, your chemistry is different. The smell that pumps through the boroughs blasts out the last chance to dance signal. All the guys who never got that sucker punch in and all the girls who wanted to but never wanted to have to see you again start to line up. You find yourself walking down different streets. Avenue A becomes even more of a haunted house.





October 31st, 2011 at 4:22 pm by maxg

Two new MGM releases are now available.
Live Suburbia can be purchased at most major book stores or online.
Dead Flowers can be purchased through DAP. Click here.

Left: Dead Flowers (Vox Populi) Right: Live Suburbia (PowerHouse)

About Dead Flowers (from DAP):

Based on the work of director and cult legend Timothy Carey (1929-1994),Dead Flowers features new scholarship on this brilliant actor and filmmaker. Carey wrote, produced, directed and starred in the 1962 feature The World’s Greatest Sinner, which was scored by Frank Zappa. Although the film did not have wide commercial release, it built its fervent fan base through repeated screenings at the “midnight movies” in Los Angeles in the 1960s. This publication will certainly appeal to film audiences but also interprets Carey’s cultural contributions through the lens of contemporary art, in works by Charles Atlas, Alvin Baltrop, Johanna Constantine, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Marti Domination, Scott Ewalt, Georg Gatsas, Brandon Olson, Kembra Pfahler, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Tabboo! (Stephen Tashjian) and Paul Thek. It contains texts by Gary Indiana, Antony Hegarty, Max G. Morton, Bruce LaBruce, Vaginal Davis, Eileen Myles and Ed Halter.

Marti Domination with Dead Flowers

June 7th, 2011 at 8:45 am by maxg

Almost finished editing the third full length book, WLVS. In the meantime, there was a slight overrun of the Stardust Dreams zine. They came out beautifully. We have 5 extras. Please inquire using the contact form.









April 14th, 2011 at 11:26 pm by maxg

>Here< is an A-Z mixtape in celebration of the forthcoming release,
Live… Suburbia! by Max G Morton and Anthony Pappalardo.

The book will be released on September 27th, 2011 from PowerHouse books.

(Photo clicks through the pre-order page.)

March 17th, 2011 at 11:46 pm by maxg


(1) Magellanic Clouds of a Milky Way Bar, (2) The Natural Order of Teenage Explorers,
(3) Psychonauts of the Uncharted Wastelandscapes,
(4) Youth Not of This Earth.

Mercury Nods is a sealed set of 4 mini-zines. Each zine written by Max G Morton features anecdotes dug up on astral vacations taken during the editing process of WLVS. Much like Morton’s Scarecrow, these trips are out of body. In each report, Morton finds himself a little closer to answers. Premature death in a bodega can lead to the great arcade above; Hollywood DMT travels are best via lucite tubing; the similarities between KO’s and gemstones are many; moments after crossing over to a fascist parallel universe, the remnants of these memories forever stain youth’s pillow.

Limited to 50 signed, sealed copies. 23WLVS #04

January 11th, 2011 at 12:50 am by maxg

To anyone who ordered A Pagan Soap Opera, thank you for your patience through the holidays and snow. There was a delay in receiving the booklets due to bad weather, but they are all packed and will be shipping tomorrow.

We have 3 copies left, as well as a few copies of the JFH mixtape. Anyone who is interested may inquire using the contact form of this site.