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.
Depeche Mode, Memento Mori
The sonic sparseness of the band’s fifteenth album—and first since the passing of co-founder Andrew Fletcher—is a welcome retreat from their more conventional forays into universality over the past decade.
Providing a welcome retreat from reality, Anthony Gonzalez’s ninth LP shines so bright it should come with a special pair of sunglasses.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, V
On their fifth album, the New Zealand outfit take their once-exploratory sound one step further toward full-fledged AOR.
On the heels of his new Aloha Soul EP, the musician/surfer talks splitting his time between London and Hawaii and learning to approach songwriting as a collaborative endeavor.
Brett Anderson and Neil Codling discuss Autofiction, their rare US tour, and the iconic Britpop group’s second act.
Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives dives into the highly personal subject matter of his sophomore solo album, Second Life.
Phoning in from their tour opening for Harry Styles, producer Ryan Hope discusses the nu-gospel trio’s quick rise to acclaim.
Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, along with visual artist Jonathan Zawada, discuss the newly released part-two to their experimental audiovisual trilogy.
Ahead of dropping the final record in her Freudian trilogy, the multi-hyphenate creative discusses identity, community, and what it means to be human.
Along with debuting their new short films project, the Norwegian duo and film production company Bacon offer a look inside Profound Mysteries.
Ahead of her performance at FLOODfest SXSW, Rebecca Lucy Taylor details the trajectory of her solo career and how it supports her unique feminist mission.
Save the Music’s J Dilla Music Tech Grant and Mariachi Grant, supported by Salesforce.org, are helping LAUSD schools get the equipment they need to fuel the next generation of musical innovators.
Ron and Russell Mael and “The Sparks Brothers” director talk about their unique place in music, past and present.
Finding a moment in his busy schedule to chat, Johnson details “The Comeback Special,” a new multimedia package from the post-punks that was three years in the making.
Burgess talks new box set “A Head Full of Ideas,” his “Listening Party” book, and 30 years of The Charlatans.
Josh Lloyd-Watson discusses going indie and returning to their upbeat roots on the duo’s third album.
The artists, along with live stream platform founders, weigh in on balancing live music with streaming concerts, as well as the sense of community the latter has created around artists.
The UK trio’s vocalist shares the backstory behind their buoyant and unlikely third album.
The pair discuss their new gig as co-hosts for the KCRW staple after making their debut earlier this month.
Gore talks reading habits, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and “The Third Chimpanzee.”
Help music-related organizations and other charities with great presents that support those in need.
Henry Binns on long-distance collaboration, adding Lou Stone to the mix, and continuing to write only for themselves.
Organizers of HeadCount, Rock the Vote, and other youth-empowering voter education groups—and some of the artists they work with—share how music continues to push for democracy.
We spoke with composer David Holmes from Unloved and music supervisor Catherine Grieves about the show’s killer soundtrack.
Deborah Foreman, E.G. Daily, and Heidi Holicker reunite to chat with the writer of the new musical adaptation
The series will include unheard tracks from River’s band Aleka’s Attic and others.
On the day Coachella 2020 should have been kicking off, here’s what we learned from the new documentary film.
A decade into their career together, Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper discuss family, origins, and recovery.
At 50, the French musician’s made his third solo album and lives contentedly in Paris, far away from the scene.
The English rocker on his sophomore solo album “Why Me? Why Not.” and doing things on his own terms.
The English expat talks her new album, alter egos, settling in LA, and giving back to the community.
An incidental enrollment in a performative poetry class led the Chicago artist to a career in music.
Jeff and Steve McDonald on “Beyond the Door” and keeping the party going for over forty years.
The Icelandic band’s frontwoman Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir on their new album and why they won’t move to America.
When she’s not touring behind her debut album, she’s eager to share her passion for music with younger generations.
The artist formerly known as Chet Faker balances solidarity and collaboration on his new LP, “Run Fast Sleep Naked.”
Desert Daze moves to a new location but keeps the same far out vibe.