May 30, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83
Fear of Men's 2014 debut, Loom, was an alluring blend of lo-fi dream pop, straddling an unusual space between the fuzzy, unpolished appeal of classic K Records singles and the more recent wave of ramshackle indie pop typified by bands such as The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
May 27, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83
Amber Arcades—the thrilling and delectable project of Dutch artist Annelotte de Graaf-—revel in the ability to combine textures, sounds, and colors together to create dream-like sounds and sequences; but forever being driven along by a pop heartbeat.
May 26, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83
Kristin Welchez (aka Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls) is no stranger to stylistic overhauls. Even before her current incarnation as Kristin Kontrol, Dum Dum Girls started as a lo-fi home recording project in 2009 and ended (for now) with 2014's stunning Too True, a record that married the best aspects of dream pop, New Wave, goth, and even '60s psychedelia to some of the most memorable material she'd ever written.
Eye of the Majestic Creature's creator talks musical/artistic influences that abound in creator's not-quite-slice-of-life opus
May 05, 2011 Web Exclusive
Eye of the Majestic Creature, which is now available from Fantagraphics, merges the quirky & surreal with a refreshing sort of honesty. Leslie Stein took the time to answer our questions about slice of life comics, musical influences, and anthropomorphic guitars.
May 26, 2016 Web Exclusive
Darwyn Cooke's death on May 14 shocked and saddened comic book fans the world over. Since 2000, the prolific artist-and infrequent writer-lent his unique and unmistakable aesthetic primarily to the DC/Vertigo Universe. It is therefore fitting that one of his final works was The Twilight Children, a wholly original, absolutely mysterious collaboration with legendary writer Gilbert Hernandez.
May 23, 2016 Web Exclusive
Peter Arno was a legendary cartoonist, most famous for his unforgettable work with The New Yorker in the 1930s and '40s. Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker's Greatest Cartoonist is the first biography of Arno and his work.