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.
In our latest digital cover story, Natalie Mering discusses the heartbreak and global concerns that intertwine on her doom-laced yet oddly sanguine new album And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow.
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.