Just in time for Fall, the new Joyride! LP is here! It’s bracing and brilliantly rough around the edges—suited as perfectly for wrestling with a dog in a pile of leaves as it is for some good old-fashioned reflective gazing out of car windows. You’d do well to add this to your Fall soundtrack as soon as humanly possible.

It’s out on Salinas later this month, but you can go listen to the whole thing on bandcamp right now!





(for vegan tacos and burritos!)


4 lbs. carne de soya*

(*available at Vallarta Market)

1 cup tomato paste

1 large onion, diced

4 serrano chilies, diced

1/2 cup canola oil*

(*note: this amount can be reduced, with more frequent stirring of the components during the sauté stage)

1/4 cup minced garlic*

(*note: Kirkland brand garlic in water was used but if using raw garlic, this amount can be halved)

1 tbsp. paprika

1 tbsp. cumin

1 tbsp. black pepper

2 tbsp. salt

14 cups water

In a large stockpot or pan, sauté onions, chilies, garlic, paprika, cumin, black pepper, and salt for a few minutes (while stirring periodically to prevent sticking or charring) until onions are lightly browned and caramelized. Add carne de soya, tomato paste, and water and mix well so that tomato paste is homogeneously incorporated. Bring to a boil and allow to cook until a taste test of carne de soya indicates that the pieces are fully hydrated (i.e. chewy and not showing any signs of crunchiness!). Serve with tortillas and desired fixings (chopped lettuce, cabbage, avocado, cilantro, salsa, etc.).

Easily serves 20-30.

Meera Iyer is an Aries and has been vegan for 14 years.

The September issue of Kvet is coming, but it’s already posted on Tumblr if you just cannot wait! Check it out! 

My beautiful friend Amber Fargano (whom is also in an amazing band called Fatty Cakes) created a wonderful mental health zine, Kvet. She interviewed my band (Sci-Fi Caper) and we’re featured in the first issue! So stoked about it. Please check it out and if you’d like a copy, holla at my girl Amber! She also put together at compilation that’s available on bandcamp linked right here! Have a listen!