Articles by Laura Studarus
Welcome to the Hotel Katajanokka, a Former Prison in Helsinki
You can check out anytime you like, but—well, you know the rest.
Don’t Step Out of This House if That’s the Clothes You’re Gonna Wear: Eli Bonerz on X-Large Streetwear
Looking back at the unlikely history of the Beastie Boys–affiliated clothing line.
Gear Up: Your Festival Survival Kit
Passes? Check. Everything else? Not so fast.
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.
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.