Jack White, Courtney Barnett, comedians Kate Berlant and John Early, and Portugal. The Man in conversation with chef Roy Choi on each of the covers, plus Dr. Octagon, Gus Van Sant, Andrew W.K., The Breeders, and more.
FLOOD Issue 08
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.
With a musical portfolio as diverse as it is outlandish, the Chicago-based rapper and multi-instrumentalist rightly insists that you could never be a Nnamdi.
In celebration of our eighth print issue, Roy Choi offered up food wisdom for the ages.
Between the dregs of Craigslist’s free-stuff listings and “Seinfeld”‘s most obscure moments, there’s always something familiar in the imagery of the NYC-based artist’s work.
In the wake of a frustrating unplugged set, rock’s leading party philosopher addresses failure, his first record in nine years, and—of course—the parameters of the party mindset.
Tired of waiting for everyone else to join them, Kool Keith, Dan the Automator, and DJ QBert have touched back down on Earth.
On the inscrutable filmmaker’s career, his penchant for troubled, self-medicating men, and his biopic on cartoonist John Callahan.
Now splitting her time between acting and music, the “Gemini” star is conducting to her own tune.
Once a touring member of Jimmy Eat World, the Phoenix-born country artist recalls her maturation from emo to emotional.
The “Problem Areas” creator navigates diversity in the writers’ room, gentrification, and the surreality of modern America.
A quarter of a century after “Last Splash,” Kim Deal recalls The Breeders’ bitter dissolution, successful reunion, and the fractured recording process resulting in the utterly cohesive “All Nerve.”
Frances Quinlan’s decreasingly solo project shifts toward total collaboration on their third album, “Bark Your Head Off, Dog.”
The stand-up comedian and “Silicon Valley” actor discusses his new memoir “How to American” and the life lessons and empathetic tone behind it.
For their second full-length (and debut on Woodsist), the Detroit folk-rock quartet stopped thinking too much and just went to the beach instead.
After purging something dark, Damon McMahon came back with something light—”Freedom,” an album meant to pull you up, in one way or another.
“Lean on Pete” projects the English director’s empathetic voice to his largest American audience yet.
Our latest print edition is our first-ever double issue, featuring four cover stories—on Jack White, Courtney Barnett, Roy Choi (in conversation with Portugal. The Man), and Kate Berlant and John Early.
With the release of his third solo record, “Boarding House Reach,” the musician, label-head, and unabashed retrophiliac surveys his career—and the chance cult of personality he’s built along the way.
With their cunning comedic personas and unique kinship, this one-of-a-kind twosome provides a breath of fresh air…even at their most breathless.
Courtney Barnett has been building quite the home for herself in our cultural pantheon. But she needs a place for her cat to stay, too.
On a rainy day in Watts, Los Angeles, John Gourley and Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man joined their friend Roy Choi at his restaurant LocoL for a bite to eat—and made plans to save the world.
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