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.
Bey’s seventh solo album is about abandon and joy, something celebratory that hasn’t been in her music since 2006’s B’Day.
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Kevin Barnes remains an always-unexpected delight with hints of madness, the morose, and zealous merriment in the air on their latest experiment.
She & Him, Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson
Trafficking in sloe-ginned-up melancholy and soft shoe-shuffling pacing, this collection of covers sees the duo at weird ease interpreting Wilson’s catalog.
The band’s first album for Saddle Creek is a sprawling odyssey of haunting dissonance and blissful euphoria.
The “frog rock” quartet’s debut is an unforgettable collection that blurs the lines between math rock, art pop, and jazz.
The pair of emcees sound more in sync than they did on the debut LP, released just six months ago.
“Oxnard” isn’t afraid to show admiration for G-funk, and many of its best moments come from the more West Coast–inspired cuts.
“Alone at Last” elicits the kind of place that only exists in dreams, a sort of chrysalis from all the chaos surrounding us.
Lenker’s haunting vocal acrobatics will linger with you long after the album is done.
The end of the world is merely a natural evolution, and “Thunder Follows the Light” is about basking in the calm before the chaos.
Mac Miller has been open about his struggles in the past, and “Swimming” is rooted in trying to find a way to stay afloat.
A collection of unfussy, straightforward, mid-tempo rockers that revel in their uniformity.