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Oh Sees, “Orc”


September 12, 2017

photo by Pamela Ayala

Don’t Miss: White Reaper

The world’s best American band proves it all night.

August 01, 2017
Sheer Mag, “Need to Feel Your Love”

During times of protest, resistance is sometimes reduced to consuming the right media. Sheer Mag are a big fuck-you to that type of complacency.

July 18, 2017
Japanese Breakfast, “Soft Sounds from Another Planet”

“Soft Sounds” shows Michelle Zauner constantly reinventing herself, proving that she can dabble in any genre and produce something that stands with the best of them.

July 17, 2017
Art & Culture
Five Important Zinester Voices We Need For Reshaping Conversations

In the fractured Age of Trump, listening to voices from outside of the mainstream is more important than ever.

July 07, 2017
Girlpool, “Powerplant”

There’s a perpetually moving world out there.

May 24, 2017
Cold Beat, “Chaos by Invitation”

On her latest with Cold Beat, Hannah Lew toys with the false dichotomy that implies that the complicated and difficult-to-listen-to have inherently more to say than a simple, accessible pop song.

May 03, 2017

NE-HI / photo by Bryan Allen Lamb

Breaking: NE-HI

The Chicago quartet give sunny garage pop a melancholy tweak.

February 24, 2017
Cate Le Bon, “Rock Pool” [EP]

Le Bon’s music lives in an alternate universe—one that’s nearly identical to ours, but laden with a persistent feeling of anxiety.

February 02, 2017
Film + TV
Make Stars Hollow Great Again: The Unsettlingly Relevant Political Reality of “Gilmore Girls”

Behind the blur of words and scrim of melodrama, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s beloved series shows us a buffoonish tyrant at work.

November 21, 2016


Joyce Manor, “Cody”

There’s a new texture and flavor to the raw, pouring-salt-on-a-wound sadness coming out of Torrance.

October 13, 2016
Springtime Carnivore, “Midnight Room”

Don’t call it a breakup record.

October 12, 2016
Nots, “Cosmetic”

The Memphis band’s grinding, atonal punk is matched by their dedication to garage-rock bombast.

September 08, 2016

Framed by flags and game tents, a rider on the ferris wheel throws his hands to the heavens as golden light from the setting sun bathes warm colors on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Saturday evening in Costa Mesa. (Photo by Richard Hartog/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The Sun Sets: Getting Schooled By the Music at an Amusement Park

Cameron Crowell spent the summer cleaning up barf while “Pour Some Sugar on Me” blasted from speakers overhead. And yet: he’s still alive.

September 02, 2016