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.
Melvin Van Peebles, Watermelon Man [Reissue]
The 1970 film’s OST is one long, funky collage moving jarringly from blues, jazz, honky-tonk, ragtime, rock, country, and R&B without distinction between the lines.
This self-titled LP is as close as an album can come to a kind of VR experience: alive, fluid, breathing in an artform that typically feels far more passive.
Bey’s seventh solo album is about abandon and joy, something celebratory that hasn’t been in her music since 2006’s B’Day.
Nicholas Vila Byers
Leave it to Earl to remind us of the pandemic’s long shadow, which will no doubt stretch far beyond any data-driven projections.
Siifu provides a collage of sounds embedded in Southern rap mythology, yet just as influenced by noise rock and spiritual jazz.