With 232 pages and an expanded 12″ by 12″ format, our biggest print issue yet celebrates the people, places, music, and art of our hometown, including cover features on David Lynch, Nipsey Hussle, Syd, and Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records, plus Brian Wilson, Cuco, Ty Segall, Lord Huron, Remi Wolf, The Doors, the art of RISK, Taz, Estevan Oriol, Kii Arens, and Edward Colver, and so much more.
AJJ, Disposable Everything
The Phoenix folk-punks’ eighth LP feels more post-/mid-apocalyptic than foreshadowing of it while maintaining the band’s wonderful mix of pathos and humor.
On their ninth album, the Malian outfit moves further through their exploratory desert-blues aesthetic by interlocking their groove with the sounds of American country music.
Thee Oh Sees, Live at Levitation
This 2012 recording from the Austin psych-rock festival makes the argument that the band can prove their mettle in just 40 minutes.
Patrick Stickles discusses the group’s new album The Will to Live, out this week via Merge Records.
On the follow-up to their 2017 debut, the Bristol punks are louder, fiercer, and entirely more vulnerable.
Mackenzie Scott maps out the mental spaces, color palettes, and newfound sensuality that influenced her third LP.
Don’t call it slacker rock, but the Atlanta trio provide only the bare minimum.
Having formally stepped away from the Pharmacists for the first time in his career, Leo is taking a new approach at this whole rock star thing.
The baddest dudes in Hotlanta know how to find the weird wherever they go.
More than anything, “Goths” seems to operate like an extended love letter to the oft-misunderstood subculture.
“The Far Field,” much like Future Islands albums that preceded it, is a deeply romantic album.
Having conquered a variety of genre albums in recent years, the genre this time around is that there isn’t a genre—just a dedication to the sanctity of the music and music alone.
After their strong debut found them playing to passionate crowds, controversy over the Calgary band’s original name caused them to retreat and regroup. Now they’ve returned with a new name and a second debut record that might be darker—and more powerful—than the first.