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In Conversation
Beach House on Growing and Staying Grounded with Once Twice Melody

Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally discuss how their core aesthetic remains the same as they expand their sonic boundaries.

February 21, 2022
Digital Cover
The Community of Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records

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.

February 14, 2022
In Conversation
In Conversation: Hana Vu on the Metaphors and Metamorphosis of “Public Storage”

The LA-based musician discusses her most collaborative, rock-oriented release yet—one whose “debut album” label tells only part of the story.

November 18, 2021
St. Vincent’s “Strange Mercy” at 10: How Annie Clark Brought Life to Not Feeling Alive

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.

September 10, 2021
Mykki Blanco Is Here To Stay

The genre-defying artist discusses the freedom they felt on “Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep,” their first release in five years.

June 24, 2021
SOPHIE’s Loss Is Devastating for Pop Music, LGBTQ+ Culture, and Everything Between

SOPHIE massively impacted 21st century music and queer discourse, and the musician’s sudden death leaves a vast, heartbreaking gap.

February 01, 2021
The Most Surprising Collaborations of 2020

10 head-turning guest verses to match these strange times.

December 28, 2020
Jesse Kivel’s Guide To Los Angeles Via the Landmarks of “Infinite Jess”

Kivel’s new LP is his memory map of LA, so we invited him to walk us through his version of the city.

November 12, 2020
Knot on Returning to Music and Living an Explicitly Political Life

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.

October 28, 2020
On “Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea,” PJ Harvey Accidentally Predicted America

As the mercurial British artist’s fifth album turns 20, its unintentional foreshadowing of the U.S.’s bleak future remains unsettling.

October 23, 2020
Sooper Records Gives Back to Chicago

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.

October 21, 2020
How Artists Are Making Some of the Year’s Best Music Videos in Quarantine

Evanescence, Glass Animals, Jessy Lanza, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, and their video directors talk about transcending quarantine’s creative limits.

June 11, 2020
IDK, RMR, Warner Records Executives, and Partners Discuss the Music Industry Fight for Black Lives

The town hall meeting addressed injustice, the power of donating, and mentoring Black youth.

June 05, 2020
Caroline Rose Is (Carefully) Becoming a Superstar

The narrator of “Superstar” is an ostentatious caricature, but their journey speaks to real concerns.

March 04, 2020
Don’t Worry, U.S. Girls Is Still an Anti-Capitalist Project

Meg Remy’s newest album may at first seem apolitical, but it’s just a different take on longtime interests.

March 03, 2020
Caribou’s Dan Snaith: the Family Man Surrounded By Change

His long-awaited seventh album, “Suddenly,” is an exercise in empathy.

February 25, 2020
Digital Cover
Best Coast: Feeling OK for the First Time

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.

February 20, 2020
With Three Reissues, Deerhoof Is Challenging Their Own Critical Narratives

Deerhoof is said to have grown more accessible over its twenty-five years. Greg Saunier and Satomi Matsuzaki couldn’t agree less.

November 19, 2019
Art & Culture
Shepard Fairey Is Here To Stay

With a new mural and a 30-year retrospective in Downtown LA, the massively influential artist is moving forward while looking back.

November 13, 2019
Events
House of Vans Mastered the Free Show

After closing their Brooklyn hub, the concert and visual arts series lives on as a pop-up event.

October 22, 2019

Omni

Omni Is as Retro as Ever in Their “Courtesy Call” Video

Frankie Broyles and Philip Frobos talk about the “Networker” single and its “Top of The Pops”–recalling video.

October 08, 2019

courtesy of Subliminal Projects

Art & Culture
For New Deal 1990, Andy Howell Gets A Little Help From His Friends

To honor New Deal Skateboards’ legacy, the skating icon is turning to longtime friends, new followers, and one especially legendary street artist.

September 27, 2019
On “The Practice of Love,” Jenny Hval Reaches Out

In inviting collaborators to the table, Hval has crafted her most evocative and pop-structured record to date.

September 11, 2019
The WORLDZ Interview: Red Light EVP and New Era Managing Partner Matt Ringel

Ringel doesn’t just partner brands with artists—he unites household names with shared values.

September 09, 2019

photo by Molly Adams

The WORLDZ Interview: Bandsintown CEO and Co-Founder Fabrice Sergent

Sergent believes that anyone should be able to find live music anywhere, anytime.

August 29, 2019
Blanck Mass Doesn’t Want to Sell You Anything

On “Animated Violence Mild,” Benjamin John Power praises drag and laments consumerism.

August 19, 2019
Art & Culture
With “Dolphine,” Mega Bog Uses the Surreal to Reflect On Death

In contemplating multiple recent losses in her life, Erin Birgy tightens her grip on the bizarre.

June 28, 2019
Weyes Blood Isn’t Afraid of Climate Change

The Los Angeles–based musician’s fourth album confronts humanity’s bleak future head-on.

June 20, 2019
Cate Le Bon Finds Reward in Isolation (and Woodworking)

In cutting herself off from society to study woodworking, Le Bon accidentally wrote her most direct songs to date.

May 23, 2019
Pile Goes Full-Time

Seven albums in, Pile is finally Rick Maguire’s only gig. He never quite expected to make the leap.

May 01, 2019
SASAMI Is a New Artist, But You’ve Heard Her Before

Although her self-titled record is her solo debut, she’s contributed to the works of countless others—and her prowess is apparent.

March 01, 2019
Cherry Glazerr’s Clementine Creevy Is Always Learning

Even though her band’s music presents immense insight into society’s ills, Clementine is still getting to know herself. And that’s OK.

February 04, 2019
Elena Tonra, Alone But Not Lonely

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.

November 30, 2018
Kero Kero Bonito Are Doing Whatever They Want

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. 

October 04, 2018
Nothing Can Crack Forth Wanderers

Even with members scattered across different cities and schools, Forth Wanderers just keeps getting tighter.

April 25, 2018

photo by Kim Hiorthøy

Breaking: Kelly Lee Owens

The Welsh producer first made waves working with Daniel Avery and Jenny Hval. Now it’s her turn.

April 06, 2017
PREMIERE: Vanbot Traverses “Siberia” Via Ambient Electronica On Her Third LP

The Swedish artist explores the relationship between time, location, and emotion—all on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

April 05, 2017

photo by Rebecca Storm

Breaking: Mozart’s Sister

The Montreal producer and singer shows a new face on “Field of Love.”

February 15, 2017