Rostam Batmanglij is striking out on his own
September 11, 2017
He left Vampire Weekend. He worked on records for Frank Ocean and Haim. Now the ex-Vampire Weekender is putting the focus back on himself.
July 14, 2017
Grief supposedly takes place over five stages, but when one is expected to constantly discuss it, perform it, and revisit all of its correlated emotions and memories—as Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast did after the release of her debut album—that process is a bit more complicated.
Discovery: De’Wayne Jackson
May 25, 2017
Astrology may not hold much weight for many people, but it does for De’Wayne Jackson, whose sign colors the way he approaches the most important thing in his life: music.
Holiday Weekend News Roundup! So Long, 2016
December 27, 2016
Here’s our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the festive weekend.
October 7, 2016
“When it starts being played, it’s almost like you’re running across the top of water,” Nick Waterhouse says of his music. That territory, of skimming an unsound surface, is palpable in the 30-year-old’s rhythm and blues tracks.
Eric Andre, Off the Air
October 3, 2016
While sometimes it seems as though the line between Eric Andre’s onscreen and real-life personalities is thin at best, Andre assures us that he is a much more “normal” than he might seem.
Larry Clark’s America
September 23, 2016
In 1995, Larry Clark cemented himself in America’s filmic memory with Kids, a stark tale of sex-, drug-, and angst-fueled adolescence. But his candid approach—at times brutal, always unshrinking—extends far beyond his directorial mode.
September 8, 2016
Out tomorrow, Justin Tipping’s Kicks is a modern day, hip-hop infused version of Bicycle Thieves.
July 28, 2016
While Los-Angeles based trio Gothic Tropic technically falls under the indie pop umbrella, their true genre is encapsulated in their name. With roomy, entrancing vocals and guitar guiding the way, they take inspiration from classic rock, Bauhaus, and West African music.
Matt Ross, Off Screen
July 7, 2016
At the center of Captain Fantastic, Matt Ross’s second film as a writer-director, is an unconventional family living in the woods in the Pacific Northwest.
BRONCHO Slows Down
June 23, 2016
Released earlier this month, BRONCHO’s third LP, Double Vanity (Dine Alone), marks a shift in musical direction.
Bleached to the Bone
April 4, 2016
Los Angeles rock trio Bleached just released its much-anticipated sophomore LP, Welcome the Worms—a 10-song compilation laden with both personal confessions and profound confidence.
Dan Levy’s Family Tree
March 15, 2016
Before Pop and CBC picked up Daniel Levy’s debut series as an actor and show runner, Schitt’s Creek, the 32-year-old Toronto native worked as a host for MTV Canada.
The Cult of Stephanie Rothman
March 7, 2016
As a lone woman making exploitation films in the heady ’70s, Stephanie Rothman was a skilled operator turning out the genre from the inside.
January 14, 2016
Music, and hip-hop in particular, has always been an integral part of 17-year-old rapper Nyku’s history.
Discovery: Dana Williams
December 9, 2015
Only 24 years-old, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Dana Williams has already been deemed a “modern day Ella Fitzgerald.”
Behind the Scenes: August Getty SS 2016
November 16, 2015
Last week in L.A., August Getty presented “Thread of Man,” his Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear collection inspired by the skin tone of five different women.
Juan Pablo Raba Takes America
November 12, 2015
Five years ago, a Chilean mine collapsed in the Atacama Desert.
Yacht’s Future is Now
November 4, 2015
Following 2011’s Shangri-La, Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo YACHT has returned to the spotlight with a much-anticipated sixth studio album I Thought the Future Would be Cooler.
The End of Jim Shaw
October 23, 2015
Artist Jim Shaw’s first-ever survey show in New York is now on view at The New Museum.