Photo by Alan Chan
As you may have noticed, we quietly released self-titled‘s fifteenth issue yesterday, including the stripped-down Web version and our enhanced iPad edition, which features streaming music on nearly every page. Here’s what you can expect inside:
- A cover story on Grimes, written by one of her old Montreal friends–a story that’s much deeper than the many others that are out there at the moment.
- ScHoolboy Q shares the highly personal stories behind his Habits & Contradictions album.
- Frankie Rose cooks her grandmother’s pozole recipe.
- Julia Holter gives us her first impression of some illuminated manuscripts, one of her many non-musical influences.
- Perfume Genius talks about Raymond Carver, Thelma & Louise and his mom.
- Bear In Heaven break down their favorite Neil Young records.
- Ceremony singer Ross Farrar spends 14 hours watching TV and lives to tell us about it.
- Bleached fill out one of our Mad Libs sheets.
- Spiritualized mastermind J. Spaceman shares his life story.
- Johnny Jewel spends two and a half hours talking to us about Texas, Christian guilt, and the long-awaited new albums of his two main projects, Glass Candy and Chromatics.
- Optimo take us on a tour of their ridiculously awesome record collections.
- Ital talks about psychedelic experiences not involving psychedelic rock.
- LindstrÃ¸m lists his favorite songs from bad Bob Dylan albums.
- Breton discuss their favorite leading ladies from old Hitchcock films.
- Black Dice collage together two self-portraits and speak about other art/music collectives that have inspired them over the years.
- Disappears re-design five record covers, including their own.
- Memoryhouse take a photo, as inspired by the new Trust album
Lotttttttttts of stuff, in other words. And if you want to sit back and relax with the entire issue, it’s available for just $2.99, or $8 for a one-year subscription, here. Thanks for your support as always!