Articles by Max Freedman
Shepard Fairey Is Here To Stay
With a new mural and a 30-year retrospective in Downtown LA, the massively influential artist is moving forward while looking back.
House of Vans Mastered the Free Show
After closing their Brooklyn hub, the concert and visual arts series lives on as a pop-up event.
Omni Is as Retro as Ever in Their “Courtesy Call” Video
Frankie Broyles and Philip Frobos talk about the “Networker” single and its “Top of The Pops”–recalling video.
For New Deal 1990, Andy Howell Gets A Little Help From His Friends
To honor New Deal Skateboards’ legacy, the skating icon is turning to longtime friends, new followers, and one especially legendary street artist.
On “The Practice of Love,” Jenny Hval Reaches Out
In inviting collaborators to the table, Hval has crafted her most evocative and pop-structured record to date.
The WORLDZ Interview: Red Light EVP and New Era Managing Partner Matt Ringel
Ringel doesn’t just partner brands with artists—he unites household names with shared values.
The WORLDZ Interview: Bandsintown CEO and Co-Founder Fabrice Sergent
Sergent believes that anyone should be able to find live music anywhere, anytime.
Blanck Mass Doesn’t Want to Sell You Anything
On “Animated Violence Mild,” Benjamin John Power praises drag and laments consumerism.
With “Dolphine,” Mega Bog Uses the Surreal to Reflect On Death
In contemplating multiple recent losses in her life, Erin Birgy tightens her grip on the bizarre.
Weyes Blood Isn’t Afraid of Climate Change
The Los Angeles–based musician’s fourth album confronts humanity’s bleak future head-on.
Cate Le Bon Finds Reward in Isolation (and Woodworking)
In cutting herself off from society to study woodworking, Le Bon accidentally wrote her most direct songs to date.
Pile Goes Full-Time
Seven albums in, Pile is finally Rick Maguire’s only gig. He never quite expected to make the leap.
SASAMI Is a New Artist, But You’ve Heard Her Before
Although her self-titled record is her solo debut, she’s contributed to the works of countless others—and her prowess is apparent.
Cherry Glazerr’s Clementine Creevy Is Always Learning
Even though her band’s music presents immense insight into society’s ills, Clementine is still getting to know herself. And that’s OK.
Elena Tonra, Alone But Not Lonely
Daughter’s frontperson, already beloved for her bravely desolate lyrics, launched a new solo project—Ex:Re—to provide her most devastating songs yet. But she’s far from lonesome.
Kero Kero Bonito Are Doing Whatever They Want
Given the ethos behind their band, surprise releasing a killer record wasn’t much of a surprise for Sarah Midori Perry, Gus Lobban, and Jamie Bulled.
Nothing Can Crack Forth Wanderers
Even with members scattered across different cities and schools, Forth Wanderers just keeps getting tighter.
Breaking: Kelly Lee Owens
The Welsh producer first made waves working with Daniel Avery and Jenny Hval. Now it’s her turn.