Nov 21, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

He wasn't exactly depressed before he formed Protomartyr, frontman Joe Casey says, but he didn't have a lot to look forward to, either. Eight years later, he's 40, and his band is ready to release its fourth LP, Relatives in Descent, its first on Domino.  More

Nov 20, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Even before they settled on an approach for writing and recording their sophomore album, Christie Simpson and her bandmates in the rising New Zealand synth pop troop Yumi Zouma knew what they wanted to avoid. More

Nov 17, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

"Nothing is off limits. I think that's what people should know." This quote was given by Mackenzie Scott, artistically know as TORRES, in discussion of a particular lyric off her third album, Three Futures. But it very well could apply to Scott's career as a whole. More

Nov 17, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

As if it isn't impressive enough to be a Saturday Night Live alum, or steal scenes from star comic Aziz Ansari as the main love interest in season one of his series Master of NoneNoël Wells is now marking grander milestones. With the new film Mr. Rooseveltthe 30-year-old artsy San Antonian has instantly become a triple threat: Leading lady. Screenwriter. Director. More

Nov 16, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Benjamin Clementine's life story is absorbing to the point of distraction. Born and raised in London to a family of Ghanaian descent, the self-taught musician emerged from school with almost no qualifications, fell out with his family, and ended up living homeless in London and Paris. It was in the French capital he started down the road that took him to winning the Mercury Prize for his debut At Least for Now in 2015. More

Nov 15, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Tricky looks like he's carved out of teak wood, his visible body parts scribbled with tattoos. He cuts an incongruous figure in Berlin, his home of the last two years. Once he starts holding forth about his adopted city, however, it sounds like he's getting paid by the Berlin tourist board. More

Nov 15, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

"We're all just an amalgamation of salt ions and that's pretty cool," Madeline Kenney says over the phone from her Oakland, California home. It's not a line you'd necessarily expect to hear from a musician, but Kenney is hardly your average singer/songwriter. More

Nov 13, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Since Sean Baker's film The Florida Project debuted at Cannes in late May, the superlatives have been abundant on the festival circuit. The much-anticipated follow-up to 2015's Tangerine depicts a different side of marginalized society: Florida's hidden homeless. More

Nov 03, 2017 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Kelcey Ayer some questions about endings and death. Ayer is Local Natives' vocalist, pianist, and one of the band's primary songwriters, but in September he released his debut solo album as Jaws of Love. (the period at the end of the name is intentional). More