First look at the Believer 2012 Music Issue, courtesy of our friends in Winnipeg (the magazine’s long-time printer, The Prolific Group).

Subscribe or renew now to begin with the Music Issue, which will arrive at your door with Love Songs for Lamps, a cassette-tape compilation curated by K Records’ Calvin Johnson, lovingly and carefully affixed—by Canadian hands!—to the cover. Through Friday, sign up for a year’s worth of the Believer for only $40.

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