MUSIC

New York City band Sons of an Illustrious Father made a splash earlier this year with their tantalizing music video for “Extraordinary Rendition”. Styled ... More

Sons Of An Illustrious Father

Live Performance & Interview

Uncle Meg is all about getting his music out there. The Brooklyn-based rapper just released his second full-length album, Can’t Stay the Same (2017) ... More

Uncle Meg

Live Performance & Interview

Austin born, New York educated and recent resident of Los Angeles Jess Williamson first came to attention with her folk debut album Native State ... More

Jess Williamson

Live Performance & Interview

Electronic-pop duo Overcoats busted out onto the music scene with last year’s debut album YOUNG, hailed by critics such as Billboard and NPR as ... More

Overcoats

Live Performance & Interview

Musician Matt Lowell began writing songs while still in his home state, New York. It was there he penned what would become his band’s ... More

Lo Moon

Live Performance & Interview

Award-winning New Zealand musician Marlon Williams began his music career at 17 as the frontman of The Unfaithful Ways, a band he formed with ... More

Marlon Williams

Live Performance & Interview

Musician Jen Cloher’s self-titled fourth solo album is an overt declaration about where Cloher is coming from, literally and figuratively. Recorded in Gippsland, Victoria ... More

Jen Cloher

Live Performance & Interview

Dream Wife, the eponymous debut album by British/Icelandic punk trio Dream Wife, has long been anticipated by live audiences and critics alike. Affectionately called ... More

Dream Wife

Live Performance & Interview

On the heels of last year’s Teeth & Tongue album, Give Up on Your Health, Australian musician Jess Cornelius has returned with her EP ... More

Jess Cornelius

Live Performance & Interview

Lourdes Hernández is the Madrilenian singer-songwriter behind the band Russian Red. Russian Red first came to prominence in her native Spain with the release ... More

Russian Red

Live Performance & Interview

Cut Worms is the project of Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and musician Max Clarke, who recently released his debut EP, Alien Sunset. His two-sided ... More

Cut Worms

Live Performance & Interview

For someone who only just released his second album, singer and songwriter Kirin J. Callinan has covered a lot of ground creatively. He has ... More

Kirin J. Callinan

Performance Music Film & Interview

R&B pop artist Tei Shi, the moniker of Columbian-Canadian and New York-based musician Valerie Teicher, recently released her much anticipated debut, Crawl Space (2017). ... More

Tei Shi

Live Performance & Interview

Give a musician a camera, and you will end up with the visual expression of their aural landscape. Watching the music video for Neon ... More

Alan Palomo

Interview by Jesy Odio

Established musician Mackenzie Scott, known by her stage name TORRES, and Grammy nominated folk musician Brandi Carlile first became acquainted when Scott was the ... More

Torres

Interview by Brandi Carlile

Alex Cameron’s Forced Witness responds to our increasing inability to escape the catastrophes, trends and news circulating the globe. The LP comes on the ... More

Alex Cameron

Questions by Jemima Kirke + Live Performance

English singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Marika Hackman has just released her anticipated second album, I’m Not Your Man, via Transgressive Records. The album is Hackman’s ... More

Marika Hackman

Live Performance & Interview

Strolling in and out of the Pacific Ocean with Russian Red on a bright afternoon makes me the luckiest photographer. As I observe her ... More

Lourdes Hernández

by Sophie Caby

She-Devils vocalist Audrey Ann Boucher and bandmate Kyle Jukka met while living at a music rehearsal space in Montreal’s Mile-Ex neighborhood where they bonded ... More

She-Devils

Live Performance & Interview

Chaz Bear, or Toro y Moi as his music fans know him, signed to Carpark Records in 2009, months after graduating the University of ... More

Toro y Moi

Interview by Mac DeMarco

“There is a darker darkness and a lighter light,” says Big Thief singer and guitarist Adrianne Lenker of the band’s newest album, Capacity. The ... More

Big Thief

Live Performance & Interview

Influenced by his father’s record collection of old blues, folk and country legends, Charlie Parr began playing guitar at age eight. In his early ... More

Charlie Parr

Live Performance & Interview

London-born bassist Ed Nash has been playing music seriously since age 15, when he and his friends formed indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club. ... More

Toothless

Live Performance & Interview

Inspired by the punk shows they saw growing up in Los Angeles, Jennifer Clavin and her sister Jessica founded their first band, Mika Miko, ... More

Jennifer Clavin

Interview by Cecilia Della Peruti

We met up with musician Gordi at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles to record an ISSUE House Arrest and discuss her forthcoming debut ... More

Gordi

Live Performance & Interview

Originally from D.C, rapper Chaz French credits his music to the influence of gospel, artists like Amy Winehouse and a stint of homelessness. In ... More

Chaz French

Live Performance & Interview

Front man of the band Ought, Tim Darcy recently released his debut solo album, Saturday Night. Issue met up with Tim for a live ... More

Tim Darcy

Live Performance & Interview

I love shooting Zelly because she’s so natural and easy to work with. We drove around Silverlake looking for locations and honestly most of ... More

Zelly Dugan

by Cynda McElvana

In Double Roses, Manchester-born musician, supermodel and mother of two Karen Elson delves into the personal and confronts the vicissitudes of her life. Elson’s ... More

Karen Elson

Live Performance & Interview

Up on a hill, Cat Pierce opens the door of her Silverlake home to reveal a warm interior echoing her personality; full of life, ... More

Cat Pierce

by Sophie Caby

L.A.-based indie-folk-Americana duo Dash Hutton and Jesse Tyre recently released their self-titled debut EP in 2016 and are looking forward to their forthcoming EP ... More

The Grand Southern

Live Performance & Interview

It was around the holidays and I had just moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn. I was at my friend’s house for a latke ... More

Ofelia K

by Abby Wright

I was once in a big, dumb pool with a lot of dumb, mean people. It was at night in the desert and the ... More

Cotillon

Live Performance & Interview

Born in Aleppo, Syria, and raised in Saudi Arabia, Azniv Korkejian took the stage name Bedouine as a nod to the nomadic tribes of ... More

Bedouine

Live Performance & Interview

Los Angeles band Bråves shroud themselves in mystery with dark masks, hoods and headdresses, and rarely appear in their slow, artful videos. The trio, ... More

Bråves

Live Performance & Interview

On her debut EP, B-Grade University, Melbourne’s Alex Lahey takes on her post-grad life in all its mundanity and confusion after dropping out of ... More

Alex Lahey

Live Performance & Interview

Sydney’s Middle Kids released their first single, “Edge of Town” in May 2016 and immediately garnered international traction with extensive radio play and fans ... More

Middle Kids

Live Performance & Interview

“I am god. I am a dog. I am also a cult member of @thestarcrawler,” reads Arrow de Wilde’s Twitter bio. With intense dedication ... More

Starcrawler

by Jan-Willem Dikkers

Dan Vidmar a.k.a. Shy Girls made a name for himself in the Portland music scene during a period in his life when he was ... More

Shy Girls

Interview by Jillian Scheinfeld

Honus Honus, the stage name of Ryan Kattner, has built a career as the frontman of Man Man and Mister Heavenly. Now he’s ready ... More

Honus Honus

Live Performance & Interview

Natalie Mering, the being behind Weyes Blood, embeds her song in a harmonic gauze of arpeggiated piano, acoustic guitar, druggy horns, and outer space ... More

Weyes Blood

Live Performance & Interview

Long Beach native and rapper Vince Staples opens his newest EP, Prima Donna, by singing “This Little Light of Mine” with such weariness that ... More

Vince Staples

Interview by Kilo Kish

I met Jenny O. in 2010 when we played in a couple of musical projects together. Immediately, I fell in love with her voice ... More

Jenny O.

Interview by Rain Phoenix

Mutual Benefit, Jordan Lee’s project featuring a fluid cast of musicians, follows 2013’s gorgeous Love’s Crushing Diamond with Skip a Sinking Stone. The album ... More

Mutual Benefit

Live Performance & Interview

With her newest release, Puberty 2, Mitski gives a name to the second-wave adolescence of your 20s—still packed with questions of identity, love and ... More

Mitski

Images by Alexei Hay & Interview

Last year, Anderson .Paak was credited on six songs on Dr. Dre’s Compton (though his vocals appeared on more) and began his meteoric rise ... More

Anderson .Paak

Interview by Talib Kweli & Live Performance

For over 12 years, singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler has been layering her ethereal vocals over acoustic compositions, creating a dark, textured blend of folk, Americana ... More

Marissa Nadler

Live Performance & Questionnaire

Hailing from Perth in the isolated western region of Australia, Methyl Ethel has expanded from Jake Webb’s 2013 bedroom project to a fully-fledged band ... More

Methyl Ethel

Live Performance & Questionnaire