Filter Magazine and American Rag Cie are thrilled to announce the release of RAGGED Issue #4 featuring Kate Nash on the cover. Keeping with the tradition of bringing together the worlds of music and fashion through print and photography, this edition of RAGGED features cover story "Up In Arms: Kate Nash & the War on Apathy," a compelling and forthcoming Q&A with Ms. Nash. Giving a sneak peak at just a piece of her audacious interview:
"For being outspoken, I do think that I get more sh*t for it because of the way society is structured and has been for a long time. Men can drink, smoke, have sex, get old, wrinkly, fat bald and still be respected, get jobs and get wives. Women are told they have to be thin and beautiful and only then everything will be fine. If you have flab and skin and sweat and spots and just happen to get drunk and fall over and look bad in the papers, then you'll be penalized. Basically, it's f*cked."
Other features include a look into life after A Tribe Called Quest with Q-Tip, the records that inspired Switches, the unconventional allure of Grand Ole Party, playing late night favorites with Gran Ronde, the struggles of breaking bilingual barriers with Monte Negro, and a discussion on the inspiration of nature with Thrice.
Best of all, RAGGED is available for FREE download at http://www.raggedmag.com/ where fans can also find music from all of the featured artists, a contest to win $500 of American Rag Cie clothing and the RAGGED blog that offers artist features, tour updates and music news.
If you want to win a prize package containing an issue of RAGGED, a Kate Nash, grand ole party and switches CD all you have to do is leave a comment with your email address on this post. I will chose a winner at random on 4/14/08.