Articles by Laura Studarus

The Beastie Boys’ Guide to Los Angeles

To the Five Freeway.

Breaking: Polly Wales

Besting Tiffany’s and Ivanka Trump at their own game is just another jewel in the crown of the LA-based maker.

M83: Wasted on the Youth

Coming off of the biggest record of his career, Anthony Gonzalez regroups and looks to the past for inspiration.

Breaking: Lucius

Grabbing breakfast with Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig to talk the soul sisters’ new LP “Good Grief.”

Miike Snow: Pop Culture Invaders

One of Sweden’s greatest exports rides again.

To the Roots: Natalie Prass Gets Back to Basics

After a big 2015, the Virginia singer/songwriter returns to her home state and drops a stripped-down EP.

Breaking: Little Pine

Moby’s new vegan eatery opens November 19 in LA’s Silverlake neighborhood.

In Conversation: Going from the Streets of LA to Outer Space with DâM-FunK

The funk maestro tells us about the making of his sprawling new LP, “Invite the Light.”

Other Lives: Love and the Great Unknown

Lead singer Jesse Tabish talks life, lore, and “Rituals.”

OOFJ, “Acute Feast”

It’s a haunting combination of talents, one that offers no way out. Then again, why would you want one?

Galaxy Quest: Exploring Worlds Within Worlds with Porter Robinson

The twenty-two-year-old musician on leaving EDM behind and making a place for himself in the electronic world with his colorful debut album.

Purity Ring, “Another Eternity”

Purity Ring’s sophomore album doesn’t come bundled with the same level of mystery as their debut, “Shrines.”

In Conversation: Sandra Kolstad, Untethered

The Norwegian singer-songwriter opens up about her creative process and her new record “Zero Gravity State of Mind”

Dan Deacon, “Gliss Riffer”

Keeping up with Dan Deacon is a fool’s errand. His new album “Gliss Riffer” only serves to prove a point already established by the previous fifteen: when it comes to sheer speed of idea presentation, Deacon has the ability to outfox even the most quick-witted and fleet of ear.

José González, “Vestiges & Claws”

His first cover-song-free album, “Vestiges & Claws” showcases González’s ever-flourishing songwriting skills.

On Location: A Week in Iceland With the Crew of Sandra Kolstad’s “My Yellow Heart”

Our premiere of the Dan Huiting–directed visual treat for the senses.

Caribou: Feeling The Love

Dan Snaith on the state of mind of “Our Love,” Caribou’s first record in four years: “…Relationships change over time. It’s thinking as much about loss as it is about the beginnings of things.”

Korallreven, “Second Comin'”

Second Comin’s production straddles the line between summer bliss and autumnal melancholy, cloaking even the sunniest of melodies in a cloud of reverb.

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