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[CULT TALK] The Growlers Take Everything And Nothing Seriously Almost All Of The Time

[CULT TALK] The Growlers Take Everything And Nothing Seriously Almost All Of The Time

(photo by Taylor Bonin)  The Growlers talk a lot so I have to keep this intro short in the interest of the almond-sliver-sized attention spans that make up our readership (I tried to include a lot of pretty pictures, okay?). Most of what I knew about The Growlers before this interview was gleaned from attending...
[CULT TALK] Some Questions We Want To Ask Lydia Ainsworth, But Haven't Yet

[CULT TALK] Some Questions We Want To Ask Lydia Ainsworth, But Haven’t Yet

We haven’t yet gotten a chance to interview our new obsession, Toronto/Brooklyn artist Lydia Ainsworth, but when the time comes for us to meet, you can bet we’ll be prepared with questions.  The composer/producer/singer has been making orchestral, enchanting, haunting, cinematic songs on Arbutus Records (home to Grimes); songs like “Hologram” off of her recently released...
[CULT TALK] Tomorrows Tulips: Liberated Angst for the Casual Rocker

[CULT TALK] Tomorrows Tulips: Liberated Angst for the Casual Rocker

(photos by Michael Cukr) Your headphones are in. They are blaring your cool older brother’s mixtape of slacker rock bands while you lay in your high school bedroom and stare at that Keith Haring print you hung up because he’s your crush’s favorite artist, and it’s the perfect day to go to the beach but...
[CULT TALK] Corners Make Pretty Post-Punk, Are Also Probably Liars

[CULT TALK] Corners Make Pretty Post-Punk, Are Also Probably Liars

  (photos by Alice Baxley) Corners are an LA band who make pretty post-punk music with a serious ghost-of-Ian-Curtis vibe. They are also definitely liars, as evidenced by the below interview where they (almost) all claim to never ever social media stalk. Their new album Maxed Out On Distractions comes out tomorrow October 7th via...
[CULT TALK] Christopher Owens Isn’t All That Tragic, Really

[CULT TALK] Christopher Owens Isn’t All That Tragic, Really

The world is constantly taking me by surprise. (I say “oh” a lot more than most people). Take Christopher Owens for example. The former Girls front man is steeped in his own mythology, which alternately positions him as a tragic hero who overcame the adversity of a difficult upbringing (Owens was raised in the infamous...
[TRUE STORY] The Time Tim Presley of White Fence Met Jackson Browne

[TRUE STORY] The Time Tim Presley of White Fence Met Jackson Browne

One time Tim Presley (currently of White Fence fame) met Jackson Browne. Here’s what happened: I was at the LA Airport and I saw him at the gate giftshop…I had a couple friends who had lived on Laveta Terrace in Echo Park and it was rumored that JB lived there in the 60s. So I...
[FOMO-GRAPHS] FYF FEST Part 2 Ft. Haim, The Strokes, Mac Demarco, and Joanna Gruesome

[FOMO-GRAPHS] FYF FEST Part 2 Ft. Haim, The Strokes, Mac Demarco, and Joanna Gruesome

Our pal Leonard Drorian went to FYF Fest this past weekend and took these lovely photos of Haim, The Strokes, Mac DeMarco, and Joanna Gruesome for us. We went to FYF Fest and drank a lot of Apple-Ahhh-Ritas (they were free okay?). Yasi also did a podcast for Nasty Gal with Joyce Manor, Mac, Alanna...
[FOMO-GRAPHS] FYF FEST Part 1 Ft. Ty Segall, Grimes, Julian Casablancas, And More

[FOMO-GRAPHS] FYF FEST Part 1 Ft. Ty Segall, Grimes, Julian Casablancas, And More

Our pal Leonard Drorian went to FYF Fest this past weekend and took these lovely photos of Ty Segall, Grimes, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Interpol, and Albert Hammond Jr for us. We went to FYF Fest and drank a lot of Apple-Ahhh-Ritas (they were free okay?). Yasi also did a podcast for Nasty Gal...
[CULT TALK] Girl Tears: A Feel Good Story

[CULT TALK] Girl Tears: A Feel Good Story

(photos by Alice Baxley) I met Skrillex once and he was the nicest person on the entire planet. Just genuinely warm, kind, and humble, even though he is like the third highest paid DJ in the world and could probably sell out the entire city of Las Vegas. This is really not hyperbole. I think...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] Pink Mountaintops ft. J. Mascis "Shakedown"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] Pink Mountaintops ft. J. Mascis “Shakedown”

  This video new video from Pink Mountaintops has everything a good video should have: a beautiful girl (played by the lovely and talented photographer Mandy-Lyn), cool special effects, a train, Pac-Man, and double-vision J. Mascis. In short, it is awesome but you will know that as soon as you use your eyeballs to watch...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] The Coathangers

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] The Coathangers

(photos by Jayne Min) I’ve already written extensively in praise of The Coathangers (like HERE and HERE and HERE and also HERE), and have let my single white female tendencies shine bright like creepy, adoring diamond, so I won’t blather on anymore here except to say this: The Coathangers, with their well-crafted punk songs and...
[BEST SONG EVER] Charli XCX "Break The Rules"

[BEST SONG EVER] Charli XCX “Break The Rules”

  Before I dish on how much I love Charli XCX’s new track “Break The Rules,” let’s just agree to agree on how pathetic it is that I, a painfully (err gainfully) employed 28-year-old woman, feel a deep and meaningful connection to this rebellious anthem for back to school blues. Okay, now that we’ve established...