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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...

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...

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...

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...

Santigold (Santi White) clearly is never in any rush to push out her albums. With pop artists sometimes releasing an album a year, Santigold takes her time. After her explosive debut, Santogold, in 2008 (inevitably receiving unwarranted comparisons to another genre-ben...

Jazzy Vice is the cool girl you want to be. Her huge hair, stunning face and long legs give her the instant spotlight when she walks into a room. But her modelesque look was not the only thing that inspired us to want to learn more about her.

 

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In my Best Albums of 2014, I let The War on Drugs have it, so in the sake of holiday tradition it only makes sense to throw umbrage toward another critic favorite that just didn’t do it for me. Given that I think Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City belongs among the noble ranks o...

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It’s the mosttttt wonderful timeeee of the yearrrrrr. No, not Christmas, fools. As I explained in my “Best Tracks of 2014,” the only thing that excites me about the holiday season is the opportunity to channel nearly all my energy into my most...

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