Interview

VIDEO PREMIERE + INTERVIEW: BIIANCO “13 DEAD END DRIVE”

Beloved L.A. singer and multi-instrumentalist Biianco had a bad 2017. Brutalized by her own thoughts—and the discouraging words of piss ant jerks—she lost herself, her voice, her VOICE, and probably part of her mind. But lights this bright don’t stay obscured for long. We talked about art—duh. But we also talked about fear and the future and the fucked up past. Biianco is a friend and collaborator—you should be so lucky. This interview by Tolliver.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: PACHYMAN “SENSI”

Pachy Garcia is the singer and drummer for L.A. synthpunk annihilators Prettiest Eyes, so he's already intensely adept at doing two difficult things at once. But he took that capability for disciplinary ambidexterity to another level of intensity when he revealed himself as Pachyman, a reverent disciple of classic dub and reggae whose debut In Dub was a sleeper winner in 2019. He returns now with At 333 House, a salute to his own personal Studio One due out Feb. 7 on Mock, and this video valentine to summer days spent soaking in sun and sound.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: THE FLYTRAPS “FEMALE OF THE SPECIES”

After way too long, the mighty Flytraps have their real-deal debut album Wild Card slated for a spring release, and they're kicking a hole in the first weeks of 2020 with this blown-out black-and-white video that looks like a scene from the film noir John Waters never made. "Female Of The Species" smashes together the atmosphere of the Cramps, the attitude of the Pandoras attitude and something like the still-potent vocal power of Darby Crash—check out bassist/vocalist Kristin Cooper, the female manimal—and of course it all ends with a scream that must've pushed the VU into the red. Wild Card will be out on Burger and Outro in a couple months—prepare or beware!

Interview

VIDEO PREMIERE + INTERVIEW: TALK2STRANGERS “TOUCH THE GROUND”

Sharing is caring is creepy. The world is a wasteland, the Amazon is soot, and Selena Gomez is still singing about Justin Bieber. Let it go, girl! In a world where being guarded is the move, Talk2Strangers—a.k.a. Lori LeChien—dares you to bare it all. Or at least to like ... be open to the world around you. She’s one of L.A.’s—nay, the world’s—most gripping vocalists, and her songs are bristling with hooks and unimpeachably earnest. I mean, I’m biased cuz she’s a respected friend and colleague. But check for yourself, jerk! We talked about privilege, sex, guitars, chicken and connection. This interview by Tolliver.

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BLOC PARTY @ THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

Photography by Matt Cowan Kele Okereke of Bloc Party was all smiles during the first of two electric nights at the Palladium as the band took us back to their debut album, Silent Alarm. Okereke and lead guitarist Russell Lissack  are the remaining original members.…