After his combustible band WU LYF flamed out, gravel-voiced frontman Ellery James Roberts created a soaring new project called LUH alongside his girlfriend, Ebony Hoorn. Ian Cohen talks to the duo about their forthcoming debut album.
Since their 2013 album Sunbather brought black metal close to mainstream acceptance, purists have derided Deafheaven as frauds. With their follow-up due out soon, the California band would like to set the record straight. By Ian Cohen.
Thanks to his vibrant musical connection with Kendrick Lamar as well as his own recent three-hour opus The Epic, saxophonist Kamasi Washington has become a worthy ambassador for jazz in the 21st century. By Ian Cohen.
With famous fans like Sufjan, Solange, and Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor in his corner, this Los Angeles singer/songwriter's future seems like a sure thing—which is ironic, because his ghostly folk songs defy any sense of certainty at every turn. By Ian Cohen.
After spending time toiling on a video game soundtrack, L.A. electro punks HEALTH are finally readying their first studio LP since 2009. They talk with Ian Cohen about being inspired by Rihanna and how the music industry is like a drug cartel.
Ian Cohen finds out how the mastermind behind Chromatics and Glass Candy perfected his bleary kind of cool—and how he escaped a kidnapping, cultivated an independent (and lucrative) ethos, and befriended Ryan Gosling along the way.
After opening up about his bipolar disorder three years ago, Michael Angelakos found himself flailing to respond to cynics who thought his mental health issues were all for show. With new album Kindred, he’s moving past bitterness and anger with what matters most: family, gratitude, love. By Ian Cohen.