Read Our New Issue, Featuring Dum Dum Girls, DJ Shadow, HTRK, M83, The Drums and More

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.