MUSIC

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

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

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

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

Discussion with 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

I met Kevin at a bar, or maybe a bar is where we talked about how neither of us remember where we met. One ... More

Kevin Morby

Live Performance & Interview by Rodrigo Amarante

Jennylee is the stage name of Los Angeles-based musician Jenny Lee Lindberg, who co-founded and has played bass with the band Warpaint since 2004. ... More

Jennylee

Go-See & Interview & Fashion

Los Angeles-based artist and musician Liv Marsico is the founder, vocalist and drummer of Liphemra—a portmanteau of Marsico’s first name and “ephemeral.” Marsico has ... More

Liphemra

Fashion Shoot by Arvida Byström & Interview

Sego is a Los Angeles band by way of Provo, Utah. The duo of Spencer Petersen and Thomas Carroll has recorded two EPs since ... More

Sego

Live Performance & Interview

Chris Baio barely graduated from Columbia before his band’s exceptional 2008 debut, eponymously titled Vampire Weekend, took hold and galvanized fans worldwide. He’s been ... More

Baio

House Arrest &
Issue Questionnaire

Ezra Furman is the kind of person the old world might try to tame and dilute. This is, in part, what makes Ezra so ... More

Ezra Furman

Interview by Du Blonde

It is important to let life’s chaos seep into the creative process. Artists of all disciplines use different means to push themselves into unknown ... More

John Cale

Interview by Luke Temple

Kurt Vile wrote b’lieve i’m goin down… during the nighttime, and that essential weight remains beneath the warmth of his banjo and casual turns ... More

Kurt Vile

Interview by Matty McLoughlin

Have You in My Wilderness is musician Julia Holter’s pronounced conversion from her academic roots to a more pop-accessible venture. Holter’s classical training began ... More

Julia Holter

Interview by Nite Jewel

I’m always amazed at the chain reactions in life. This present interview with Motopony finds its roots in a random encounter on a sidewalk ... More

Motopony

Interview by Julien Barbagallo

Multi-talented artists Ariana Delawari and Nicole Disson are interested in changing the landscape of storytelling, starting in Los Angeles. Delawari is a filmmaker and ... More

Ariana Delawari x Nicole Disson

In conversation

With a tonal darkness that borders on infernal, Chelsea Wolfe has been building and experimenting with nearly every genre of music since the age ... More

Chelsea Wolfe

Fashion Shoot by Cameron McCool & Interview

Following a move from Oklahoma to Portland, OR, Other Lives’ sound has transformed from its folk roots into a more tightly layered, rich experiment ... More

Other Lives

Live Performance & Interview

If Cayucas conjures a quixotic version of California—a golden haze of coastline, hills and palm trees—the band has accomplished what they set out to ... More

Cayucas

Interview with Mathieu Santos

It’s nearly impossible to deny the charm of Hinds – four girls from Madrid whose bright eyed, beach-casual music shifts into a raw and ... More

Hinds

Live Performance & Interview

Last year’s Cavalo marked the first solo release of Brazilian musician Rodrigo Amarante, whose music has moved lithely between continents – from Brazil to ... More

Rodrigo Amarante

Interview by Antony Langdon & Performance

Giving up the drum machine and home-recording of her former albums, Colleen Green has taken to the studio for her third album with the ... More

Colleen Green

Interview by Jake Orrall & Performance

Sam Cook-Parrott: Where are you from? Cleo Tucker & Harmony Tividad: We were raised in Los Angeles, CA. SCP: When did you start playing ... More

Girlpool

Live Performance & Interview

Brian J. Cohen and Joseph Arthur were born across the street from one another in Akron, Ohio – a place so steeped in the ... More

Line & Circle

Live Performance & Interview

DIVA is the quintessential avant-pop composer. Her songs and ambient soundscapes could only exist at this precise juncture in history. A time where the ... More

DIVA

An Interview

Listen to Angel Olsen once and, without really thinking too hard about it, you’ll listen again. At first quiet, bare and lovely, Burn Your ... More

Angel Olsen

Interview by Kevin Morby

Tucked away in the cutty hills of El Sereno, we sat down with The Stand4rd from St. Paul, Minnesota, a new collective consisting of ... More

The Stand4rd

An interview

In a time when people look to the newest Disney prodigy, big ass or backwoods YouTube sensation to become the next pop icon, how ... More

Elliphant

Fashion Shoot & Interview

To look back at Jason Molina’s music career is to confront a certain mythos – not one with the veneer of fame or fortune, ... More

Jason Molina

Interview with collaborators

British singer-songwriter Emma-Lee Moss (aka Emmy the Great) recently moved from London to Los Angeles to work on her latest EP and album. With ... More

Emmy the Great

An interview