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Anna Lotterud hails from Norway, where she says “everyone is a musician” and “everyone is also [a] model.” This description can also be applied to Anna herself, who recently became a brand ambassador for both Adidas Gazelles and KENZO x H&M. She is also one half of the...

Originally known as one-third of the now defunct rap group Das Racist, Victor Vazquez (known professionally as Kool A.D.) has emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Rapper, novelist, punk rocker --Victor is a creative wunderkind. Almost maniacally prolific, in 2016 al...

Weval’s self-titled full length debut is an electronic album that captures the essence of an enigmatic ambient and fuses it with accessible groove wings that create one of the best listening experiences of 2016. In a year that’s not even half-over, music has been domin...

If you haven’t heard of Herrick and Hooley and their most recent album, Texoma, you’re missing out. The Dallas, Texas natives are creating a new sound incorporating jazz, hip-hop, and electronic elements that is much deeper than meets the eye. We chatted with vocalist...

What do you get when you cross a flamingo, a pine tree, and a gazelle? The collab from South Of France music and Akomplice Clothing. Hot off a tour with the Flaming Lips, we caught up with Jeff Cormack of South Of France to get the low down on his stellar collaboration...

What began asCJ attending Jimmy’s show and recording the set for him as a stranger in the crowd turned into what we now know as the band Bassh. CJ hails from Charlotte, while Jimmy is an Irishman. After CJ showed his fandoma bit and gave the recording to Jimmy, the two...

MASZER is a Seattle band that has evolved immensely in the past few years. Tomer-David and Joseph Braley first started out in a separate band where they met Katie as a friend and began some innocent jam sessions. But after utilizing Facebook to reconnect, the three for...

Cellars is Allene Norton’s synthpop solo project. Her latest album Phases (released by Manifesto and produced by L.A.’s own lionized weirdo Ariel Pink) is not just new, but refreshing and invigorating. Trying to describe the sound of Cellars is easiest if comparing it...

 

 

On their fifth outing aptly entitled Compassion, the dynamic, dour Danish trio Lust For Youth, have fully embraced the light. If you’ve never caught wind of Hannes Norrvides vocals (always sorrowfully yowling into the abyss) then you know LFY has the ability to immer...

Back in September a friend invited me to see a show at the well-known venue Hotel Cafe. As I looked up from the front row I noticed a familiar face sing out to the crowd. I listened to them play while sifting through the good looking faces I’ve catalogued in my memory...

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