Photo by Bryan Sheffield
After much deliberation over key details like our new ‘reviews section’ (a list-centric antidote to star ratings and self-indulgent rock critics) and what brands to include in Ryan Kattner’s (see also: Man Man, Mister Heavenly) bourbon guide, we’ve finally released the thirteenth issue of self-titled. It’s now available in iPod/Android form at Zinio’s fully interactive shop, or in a streamlined Web version at this special page. Both are best paired with our iPad-friendly Listening Station, as powered by Tumblr.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s inside the issue…
- Julianne Escobedo Shepherd follows Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls around her new home: New York City.
- Arye Dworken examines how The Drums lost their religion and found Morrissey.
- M83 shares the non-musical influences behind his new album.
- The Rapture‘s 45-hoarding frontman gives us a guide to gospel music.
- Wooden Shjips walk us through some classic westerns.
- DJ Shadow breaks his entire career down, from the Mo’ Wax days to the divisive records he’s dropped since Endtroducing…
- Modeselektor let us take a lengthy look at their collective record crates.
- HTRK guide us on a track-by-track tour of their Work (work, work) LP.
- Barn Owl recommend five minimalist records that have nothing to do with Philip Glass or Steve Reich.
- Mayer Hawthorne reveals his 10 favorite self-titled albums.
- Spank Rock fills out our Mad Libs form.
- Chelsea Wolfe explains the end days theories that inform her latest album.
- Christina Vantzou offers us an exclusive illustration based on the new Girls record.
- And finally, Twin Sister, Blood Orange, CANT, Male Bonding, Chairlift and a highly intoxicated Brooklynite round out our photo essay section up front.