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.
Mary Lattimore & Paul Sukeena, West Kensington
The ambient stalwart and prolific guitarist combine forces to create sweeping odes to the natural world, friendship, and the things that make no sense at all.
Arcade Fire, WE
This sixth album often finds a veteran band charging atop vigorous, surging melodies and not being afraid to just lean into the groove again.
Norah Jones, Come Away with Me [20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition]
The full-bodied anniversary collection paints a wilder portrait of Jones’ debut, displaying a surprising angularity and nervous energy.
Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally discuss how their core aesthetic remains the same as they expand their sonic boundaries.
With her new record label, Bridgers is using an ever-growing platform to promote her musical community in Los Angeles and beyond. Here, she and the label’s signees—including Claud, MUNA, Charlie Hickey, and Sloppy Jane—discuss their growing circle and the challenges of sharing their music through what’s ultimately a business.
The LA-based musician discusses her most collaborative, rock-oriented release yet—one whose “debut album” label tells only part of the story.
Her first of many albums in a highly tailored musical and narrative costume, Clark’s third and most consistent LP set her on a mercurial, cryptic path that continues today.
The genre-defying artist discusses the freedom they felt on “Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep,” their first release in five years.
SOPHIE massively impacted 21st century music and queer discourse, and the musician’s sudden death leaves a vast, heartbreaking gap.
10 head-turning guest verses to match these strange times.
Kivel’s new LP is his memory map of LA, so we invited him to walk us through his version of the city.
The Boston rock band Krill is back with a new name, a new member, years of activist experience, and plenty to say about living politically.
As the mercurial British artist’s fifth album turns 20, its unintentional foreshadowing of the U.S.’s bleak future remains unsettling.
NNAMDÏ, Sen Morimoto, Glenn Curran, KAINA, and Blacker Face, the label’s co-founders and artists, wind up succeeding as activists without thinking too much about it.
Evanescence, Glass Animals, Jessy Lanza, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, and their video directors talk about transcending quarantine’s creative limits.
The town hall meeting addressed injustice, the power of donating, and mentoring Black youth.
The narrator of “Superstar” is an ostentatious caricature, but their journey speaks to real concerns.
Meg Remy’s newest album may at first seem apolitical, but it’s just a different take on longtime interests.
His long-awaited seventh album, “Suddenly,” is an exercise in empathy.
In our new digital cover story, Bethany Cosentino talks “Always Tomorrow” and how she got to the point of finally feelin’ good and getting sober.
Deerhoof is said to have grown more accessible over its twenty-five years. Greg Saunier and Satomi Matsuzaki couldn’t agree less.
With a new mural and a 30-year retrospective in Downtown LA, the massively influential artist is moving forward while looking back.
After closing their Brooklyn hub, the concert and visual arts series lives on as a pop-up event.
Frankie Broyles and Philip Frobos talk about the “Networker” single and its “Top of The Pops”–recalling video.
To honor New Deal Skateboards’ legacy, the skating icon is turning to longtime friends, new followers, and one especially legendary street artist.
In inviting collaborators to the table, Hval has crafted her most evocative and pop-structured record to date.
Ringel doesn’t just partner brands with artists—he unites household names with shared values.
Sergent believes that anyone should be able to find live music anywhere, anytime.
On “Animated Violence Mild,” Benjamin John Power praises drag and laments consumerism.
In contemplating multiple recent losses in her life, Erin Birgy tightens her grip on the bizarre.
The Los Angeles–based musician’s fourth album confronts humanity’s bleak future head-on.
In cutting herself off from society to study woodworking, Le Bon accidentally wrote her most direct songs to date.
Seven albums in, Pile is finally Rick Maguire’s only gig. He never quite expected to make the leap.
Although her self-titled record is her solo debut, she’s contributed to the works of countless others—and her prowess is apparent.
Even though her band’s music presents immense insight into society’s ills, Clementine is still getting to know herself. And that’s OK.
Daughter’s frontperson, already beloved for her bravely desolate lyrics, launched a new solo project—Ex:Re—to provide her most devastating songs yet. But she’s far from lonesome.
Given the ethos behind their band, surprise releasing a killer record wasn’t much of a surprise for Sarah Midori Perry, Gus Lobban, and Jamie Bulled.
Even with members scattered across different cities and schools, Forth Wanderers just keeps getting tighter.
The Welsh producer first made waves working with Daniel Avery and Jenny Hval. Now it’s her turn.
The Swedish artist explores the relationship between time, location, and emotion—all on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
The Montreal producer and singer shows a new face on “Field of Love.”