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.
Mother Mother, Grief Chapter
A powerful meditation on the real nature of death, their ninth album demonstrates that the Vancouver five-piece hasn’t settled into anything even remotely routine.
Fucked Up, The Chemistry of Common Life: Revisionist History
The Canadian punks’ Polaris-winning sophomore LP proved that hardcore could stray outside of its traditionally narrow confines without sacrificing the band’s reputation within the genre.
Friko, Where we’ve been, Where we go from here
Fueled by the same raw and unfiltered emotional gravitas that haunted Bright Eyes’ early recordings, the Chicago duo’s lush debut draws you into a rich, layered world.
The cult pop star loves traveling, and says it has shaped both how she looks at the world and at herself.
We had a brief catch-up with the Australian band at Spain’s Bilbao BBK fest.
Between recording + touring their recent album, the SoCal rockers search for long-term solutions to managing waste.
Inspired by this year’s lineup at Secret Solstice in Reykjavík, we spoke to some of the local scene’s unsung heroes.
Nothing but respect for our queen.
Talking cycling, soccer, and art with the SoCal indie rockers.
These lens jockeys are skilled at snapping musicians in the thick of a show.
Valentine’s Day is a time for love—but more importantly, a time for candy.
The forces that kept Estonia enclosed on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain are laid out in startling detail.
The songwriter opens up about the role fate played in his band’s new record (just don’t ask him its release date).
Sophie Allison talks fate, knowing your angles, and what you can’t learn in school.
Working with Ryan Adams and Beck, Lewis has a new album almost ready to release. But for now, let’s talk spirit animals.
The moment the Life Aquatic–inspired dish is delivered, Sigur Rós’ “Starálfur” begins playing.
The Icelandic Punk Museum features a sizable collection of Nordic punk history dating from the late ’70s to early ’90s.
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal exhibit commemorates Cohen with mixed-media installations ranging from a replication of the artist’s work space to interactive Wurlitzers.
Taking a tour through the lights that shined through a regime.
You can check out anytime you like, but—well, you know the rest.
Looking back at the unlikely history of the Beastie Boys–affiliated clothing line.
Passes? Check. Everything else? Not so fast.
To the Five Freeway.