In Conversation: David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors on the Language and Process Behind “5EPs”

Longstreth also details his love of bossa nova and the ever-fluctuating definition of what Dirty Projectors really is.

The Quiet Life of Sean Durkin

With his long-anticipated second feature “The Nest” seeing a release this weekend, the director invites us into his cozy Santa Monica home.

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.

BENEE on Her Debut Album, Playing New Zealand Arenas, and Surviving the Year of Mental Breakdowns

Achieving viral stardom earlier this year on TikTok with her single “Supalonely,” the Kiwi songwriter details her new LP “Hey u x,” out Friday.

In Conversation: Butch Vig Discusses His Career From Nirvana to 5 Billion in Diamonds

The Garbage drummer’s psych-rock collective also shares an exclusive video for “Weight of the World,” the latest single from “Divine Accidents.”

On the Road (at Home) with Ambré

The Grammy-winning artist reflects on her New Orleans roots, working since she was 17, and the cinematic Director’s Cut expansion of her debut Pulp. Presented by Fender and Toyota.

The Laid-Back Activism of Chad and JT

Orange County-based surfer bros employ radical kindness, an “aura of stoke,” and hilarious city council appearances to slyly promote grass-roots engagement.

In Conversation: Suuns Discuss Pursuing New Ideas on Their Experimental “Fiction” EP

Ben Shemie and Liam O’Neill talk covering Zappa, becoming a conceptual band, and the restrictions of the LP format.

Ghetto Kumbé on Embracing Cumbia, Indigenous Communities, and a Politics of Forgiveness

The incendiary music-making trio from Colombia’s Caribbean coast fuse Afro-house and Indigenous rhythms with a frank, humanist political stance.

In Conversation: For Nothing’s Domenic Palermo, 2020’s Just Another Year

Palermo recounts his band’s history of misfortunate recording sessions, and sheds light on how “The Great Dismal”—named after a swamp—may be more optimistic than he’d hoped.

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.

Art for Our Sake: Amplifier’s Art Machine for Social Change

Founder Aaron Huey and Executive Director Cleo Barnett on how the Seattle-based design lab harnesses the change-driving power of analog art in a digital age.

The Power of Produce: Artist Lauren Halsey on Caring for Her Community with Summaeverythang

Halsey’s South Central LA hub provides her neighborhood with just what its name suggests—resources spanning from fresh produce to martial arts training.

Nabhaan Rizwan Is All About Intentionality

The “Informer” and “Industry” actor discusses the political motivations for his hip-hop alias El Huxley, and why he’s adopted Solange’s mantra “nothing without intention.”

Nailah Hunter on Building Fantasy Worlds Rooted in Healing

The Kali Uchis and John Carroll Kirby collaborator reclaims the witchcraft aesthetic with her soothing harp music.

clipping. Discuss the Horror, Afrofuturism, and Reality of “Visions of Bodies Being Burned”

The industrial hip-hop group’s allegorical monsters are all too real on their latest LP.

Young Americans: The “Boys State” Filmmakers and Subjects on Their Film’s Unique Political Microcosm

Directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine and subjects Steven Garza and René Otero reflect on the new doc about the American Legion’s Boys State program.

Zero 7 Discuss Returning to Form for Their New “Shadows” EP

Henry Binns on long-distance collaboration, adding Lou Stone to the mix, and continuing to write only for themselves.

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