Cover features with M.I.A, Wu-Tang Clan, Paul Dano, and Tenacious D with Rob Rogers, plus John Carpenter, Boygenius, Spiritualized, Chai, and more.
FLOOD Issue 09
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.
This new head honcho of humor is diversifying the formats and faces featured in the revered magazine.
With great power comes great responsibility.
(Looking wistful helps.)
The illustrator and comic book artist walks us through his vision of a world that’s both musical and anti-Seussical.
A conversation on Polaroids, trust, and the humanity of all people with the groundbreaking photographer.
On the concept album “A Short Story About a War,” the Canadian rapper has created a world—and a war—that’ll hit close to home, wherever you are.
Alfonso Cuarón’s follow-up to “Gravity” is Netflix’s first big play for Best Picture. Its star had never acted before.
The Japanese band is rocketing into the West with a full-blown stylistic vision firmly in place. And that vision doesn’t include any preconceived notions of what it means to be “cute.”
Tequila, art, and what it all means, man.
Allison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, and Jeff Bolt were just getting started when Swearin’ first called it quits. But then they said fuck all that and made something new.
The actress best-known as a bubbly tour guide in heaven is learning a lot from playing non-human.
Twin Peaks’ Clay Frankel and Home-Sick’s Chris Bailoni decided to make a group casually, even though the music ended up sounding anything but.
On Lillie West’s debut for Hardly Art, her recent sobriety and a newfound gratitude for life stand resiliently among Chicago’s freaky music scene.
Unlike most supergroups, the debut EP from the songwriting team of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus invites listeners to hear each artist as an individual.
Jason Pierce considered having the bedroom-recorded “And Nothing Hurt” be the last Spiritualized album—and even though it might not be, it still sounds like quite the finale.
Our biggest print edition yet features four cover stories across two collectible versions, as well as stories on John Carpenter, Spiritualized, Dawoud Bey, boygenius, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, and much more.
Our FLOOD 9 cover story on the offbeat (and oft-beat) actor and first-time director.
Our FLOOD 9 cover story on Wu-Tang Clan, the rap group with a religious following.
Our FLOOD 9 cover conversation between ex–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette political cartoonist and an irreverent rock duo.
Our FLOOD 9 cover story on the pop star and fervent activist.
What many consider the scariest movie ever made started as a casual idea tossed out to a young filmmaker who understood the terror inherent within our own homes. That filmmaker also knew how to play the synthesizer.
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