STORY // ANGIE PICCIRILLO PHOTOS // CORNTEY ARMITAGE Rock music is dead, they say. Turn on your radio and you might hear a couple overproduced pop music tracks with trap beats featuring a hi-hat that’s so loud and fast you think you may have had a stroke. Even the popular anthemic rock of a few years ago, with bands like Imagine Dragons and One Republic are sonically over. Rock lovers are watching the genre cross over into EDM and hip hop.... Read More
Juanita Stein’s second solo album arrives less than a year after her first, ‘America’, saw the former Howling Bells frontwoman exploring the iconography and cultural landscapes of a country that had always fascinated her from afar. Yet, while ’Until The Lights Fade’ is cut from the same musical cloth as its predecessor – the crepuscular twang of bar-room guitars, the keening romanticism of its melodies, the sparseness and simplicity... Read More
Sister duo Chaos Chaos didn’t plan on writing a politically charged song the day after the election — but it just happened. The indie rock duo is comprised of sister Asya and Chloe Saavedra, who have been writing songs together since they were preteens. Their video for “Pink Politics” was released last month, and was said to have come from “That weird place when you’re feeling really detached and confused about everything.” Chaos... Read More
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photographer / Roderick Trestrail story / Adeline Tan Cage the Elephant, the American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky have released their new single, Come a Little Closer from their latest album Melophobia (Released Oct. 8). Melophobia is the group’s latest installment since their acclaimed second album, Thank You Happy Birthday. The song Come a Little Closer debuted on Zane Lowe’s show on BBC Radio One and frontman Matthew Shultz scales... Read More
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photos / Rachel Frailich story / Adeline Tan Psychedelic surf punk rockers from L.A. based band The Aquadolls are quite frankly the coolest young, new band around: being a little freaky and geeky goes a long way! The Aquadolls call themselves a “rock and roll band of mermaids” but Melissa Brooks (lead singer/guitarist) is also one badass punk rocker. The Aquadolls are lovers of nature and Seal Beach, California. Ocean lovers and mermaid enthusiasts,... Read More