"We come to the table or leave it a connection of friends with different skills," Monofonus founder Morgan Coy tells us. "In this individualist culture, I like the idea of a community behind everybody." His concept is to package some local combination of prose, music, visual art, and film with each release: In a couple of weeks, you can walk into Waterloo Records and/or BookPeople and buy Monofonus No. 2 – a short story by former Austinite Rebecca Bengal, illustrated by Austinite Virginia Yount, and accompanied by a CD from some dude in Austin's Sword – for $10. Numbers 3 and 4 will follow soon after. Coy plans to do six a year. Pipe dreams, savvy gambles, last gasps, and noble efforts sold separately.
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