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.
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.
House of Harm, Playground
The Boston-based goth-pop trio scratch a unique itch on their more complex sophomore record by expanding their aesthetic to incorporate Midwest emo vocals.
Full of Hell & Nothing, When No Birds Sang
The six collaborative tracks from the Maryland grindcore outfit and Philly shoegazers stretch both bands into new compositional terrain in addition to playing to each group’s strengths.
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.