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.
HEALTH, RAT WARS
The group’s fifth album continues to solidify their goth-industrial aesthetic while remaining first and foremost a pop album—albeit one wrapped in leather and spikes.
DJ Rashad, Double Cup [10th Anniversary Reissue]
Packaged with new artwork and a single bonus track, the main argument for this reissue’s existence is introducing Rashad to a new generation of dance, rap, electro, house, juke, and, yes, footwork fans.
Peter Gabriel, i/o
The broadly poetic tales of ordinary madness on the Genesis co-founder’s first LP of new original material in over two decades are often spare and daringly melodic.
Sadie Sartini Garner
In a year that’s gone off the rails, “Ohms” proves the alt-metal rockers’ ultimate act of resistance.
The author and philosopher (and former professional inline skater) tells us what it is to be awesome, and how to live with the power of awesomeness inside you.
In the post-Trump world, everyone has an obligation to be political. But that doesn’t mean that we still don’t want to dance. Miguel and Nadya Tolokonnikova are figuring out how to do both.
The quintessential rock-and-roller died Monday at the age of sixty-six.
From 2015’s “Dust and Disquiet.”
Like Jonny Greenwood and Shye Ben Tzur’s “Junun,” this is music that uses rhythm and repetition—and strategic departures from both—as ways of generating and shaping power; it is a suggestion of community.
Great record collectors make great records. Uh, sometimes.
Hundred Waters and Moses Sumney’s fourth-annual gathering reimagines what a music festival can be.
Their audience didn’t understand them. Their label didn’t want to talk to them. Not to worry: For the Beastie Boys, it was a brand-new morning.
The confessional Nashville experimentalist delivers a pair of standouts from last year’s The Generation of Lift EP on a gray Icelandic morning.
Comedy—and particularly political comedy—only reinforces our bubbles. So what?
The Tuareg guitar masters return with “Elwan” on February 10.
“Throughout our history the state has presented the rationale that freedom is not free…. This song is an anti-thesis to that ideological fallacy.”
The Chicago quartet head out of the garage in search of whatever comes next.
From québécois kraut-funk to the return of two of indie rock’s most celebrated sidemen, these are the unsung albums we’re most excited for this year.
The Austin ten-piece get an assist from the production work of Chris “Frenchie” Smith.
The latest from the Oregon festival’s 2016–2017 season.
The LA group take on Sufjan Stevens’s frosty classic.
The African electronica auteur’s semi-self-titled album Alan Abrahams dropped in August.
The Fresh & Onlys frontman is releasing “Luck Man” on January 27.