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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 - Exclusive Live Performance Music Film

Exclusive Live Performance Music Film Featuring “Down 2 Hang”, “Bravado” and “Family Home”

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 - Interview

Interview with Kirin J. Callinan

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 - Como Si

Exclusive Live Performance of “Como Si”

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 - Baby

Exclusive Live Performance of “Baby”

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 - Interview

Interview with Tei Shi

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

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 - Strangers Kiss

Exclusive Live Performance of “Strangers Kiss”

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 - True Lies

Exclusive Live Performance of “True Lies”

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 Interview

Alex Cameron interview with questions prepared by Jemima Kirke

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 - Cigarette

Exclusive Live Performance of “ Cigarette”

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 - Apple Tree

Exclusive Live Performance of “ Apple Tree”

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 - Interview

Interview with Marika Hackman

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 - Make You Pay

Exclusive Live Performance of “Make You Pay”

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 - Interview

Interview with She-Devils

“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 - Masterpiece

Exclusive Live Performance of “Masterpiece”

“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 - Capacity

Exclusive Live Performance of “Capacity”

“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 - Haley

Exclusive Live Performance of “Haley”

“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 - Interview

Interview with Big Thief

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 - Dog

Exclusive Live Performance of “Dog”

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 - Hobo

Exclusive Live Performance of “Hobo”

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 - Interview

Interview with Charlie Parr

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 - Palm’s Backside

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 - Interview

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 - On My Side

Exclusive Live Performance of “On My Side”

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 - 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 - Pops

Exclusive Live Performance of “Pops”

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 - Joan

Exclusive Live Performance of “Joan”

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 - Wonder Blind

Exclusive Live Performance of “Wonder Blind”

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 - Call Your Name

Exclusive Live Performance of “Call Your Name”

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 - Interview

Interview with Karen Elson

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 - Drive Me Wild

Exclusive Live Performance of “Drive Me Wild”

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 - Traded Heaven

Exclusive Live Performance of “Traded Heaven”

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

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 - Nice and Quite

Exclusive Live Performance of “Nice and Quite”

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 - One of These Days

Exclusive Live Performance of “One of These Days”

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 - Solitary Daughter

Exclusive Live Performance of “Solitary Daughter”

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 - Catch Me

Exclusive Live Performance of “Catch Me”

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 - Wes Anderson

Exclusive Live Performance of “Wes Anderson”

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 - Your Love

Exclusive Live Performance of “Your Love”

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 - Oh No!

Exclusive Live Performance of "Oh No!”

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

WeyesBloodSevenWords

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 - Be Free

Exclusive Live Performance of “Be Free”

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 - Bad Magic

Exclusive Live Performance of “ Bad Magic”

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 - High Regard

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 - Hey Tumbleweed

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

Exclusive Live Performance of “City Sirens”, “Fire Escape”, and “Getting Gone”

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

Behind the Scenes

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

Exclusive Live Performance of “Am I Wrong”

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 - All The Colors In The Dark

Exclusive Live Performance of “All The Colors In The Dark”

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 - Dissolve

Exclusive Live Performance of “Dissolve”

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 - Artificial Limb

Exclusive Live Performance of “Artificial Limb”

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 - Singing Saw

Exclusive Live Performance of “Singing Saw” with special guest Rodrigo Amarante

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 - Cut Me Down

Exclusive Live Performance of “Cut Me Down” with special guest 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

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 - Engineer Amnesia

Exclusive Live Performance of “Engineer Amnesia”

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 - Sister of Pearl

Exclusive live performance of “Sister of Pearl”

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 - Endless Rhythm

Exclusive live performance of “Endless Rhythm”

Odessa

Go-See Interview

Honduras is a Brooklyn-based punk rock band who recently released their debut album Rituals and formerly released two EPs, Morality Cuts and Break, with ... More

Honduras

Go-See Interview

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

Exclusive live performance of “1971”

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

Exclusive live performance of “Easy Come, Easy Go”

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

Exclusive live performance of “The Warrior”

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

Exclusive live performance of “English Summer”

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

Exclusive live performance of “Hella”

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

Exclusive live performance of “Bamboo”

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

Behind the scenes

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

Exclusive live performance of “The Ribbon”

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 - “Pay Attention”

Exclusive live performance of “Pay Attention” for Issue Magazine.

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

Exclusive live performance of “Chinatown”

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

Exclusive live performance of “Plants and Worms”

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

Exclusive live performance of “Wounded Desire”

If I had to make a guess on what Monterey Park is like, based on the time I’ve spent there, I’d say: cold and ... More

On Swimming Pools

Thurz is a rapper in constant regeneration. In his earlier days, from 2007-2009, he formed one half of U-N-I (to The Verse) with high ... More

Thurz

Exclusive live performance of “Right Now”

Thurz is a rapper in constant regeneration. In his earlier days, from 2007-2009, he formed one half of U-N-I (to The Verse) with high ... More

Thurz

Exclusive live performance of “21”

Katy Goodman: You and I became friends 2 years ago when you moved to LA… and you’re one of my favorite people in the ... More

Springtime Carnivore

Exclusive live performance of “Other Side Of The Boundary”

Katy Goodman: You and I became friends 2 years ago when you moved to LA… and you’re one of my favorite people in the ... More

Springtime Carnivore

Exclusive live performance of “Keep Confessing”

When I meet Larrabee and her boys at our Silverlake office, it’s a hot Sunday afternoon and she is playful and warm, jokingly referring ... More

She Keeps Bees

Exclusive live performance of “Feather Lighter”

When I meet Larrabee and her boys at our Silverlake office, it’s a hot Sunday afternoon and she is playful and warm, jokingly referring ... More

She Keeps Bees

Exclusive live performance of “Owl”

Each year a group of friends and I retreat to Indio, CA for Coachella. While perusing the merchandise, my buddy bought a Future Islands ... More

Future Islands live dancing excerpt

Live dancing excerpt

The members of Panama spent their youth along the rugged coasts of Australia, and distill those golden days into songs that are bright and ... More

Panama

Exclusive live performance of “Always”

Moses Sumney has a homemade brand of soul—on the surface often gentle, meditative, bare, but as his voice pitches and lulls it’s clear something’s ... More

Moses Sumney

Exclusive live performance of “Man on the Moon”

My name is Matt Dwyer. Let me say it is an honor to have been asked to interview one of my favorite bands Holy ... More

Holy Folk

Exclusive live performance of "How Many Ways"

Meet local Indie Rock band, Black English. Having released their first full-length album El Prado this past February, Black English is currently on their first ... More

Black English (Formerly No)

Exclusive live performance of “Leave the Door Wide Open”