Jason Lee is what we like to call a ‘Jack of All Trades.’ He’s an actor who is also a skateboarder who is also a photographer who is also the creator of this week’s Monster Children playlist, titled ‘At Random.’ Come on in and take a listen.
NEW MUSIC: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
UMO just released the video to their latest single, “Multi-Love”, and it’s multi-functional, because you can download a game that coincides with the video.
INTERVIEW: THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
This November marks the 30th anniversary of Jesus and Mary Chain’s Psychocandy. We were fortunate to catch up with founder and lead singer Jim Reid to talk about the making of Psychocandy and the legendary highs and lows of the Jesus and Mary Chain. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Jim Reid.
NEW MUSIC: TURN TO CRIME
Turn To Crime’s new single ‘Without A Care’ is so good it makes me wanna do something stupid and end up in handcuffs.
PAX AM STUDIOS: BUTCH WALKER
What do Butch Walker, Ryan Adams and Johnny Depp have in common? They’re all in this video. Check out this behind the scenes look at Butch recording his latest album, Afraid of Ghosts, at Pax Am Studios in LA.
REMEMBERING THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
To celebrate 30 years since the release of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s album Psychocandy, we’re publishing an in-depth interview with them next week. Here’s an old jam to get you psyched.
NEW MUSIC: MUJERES
I wish I knew about Barcelona’s best band, Mujeres, when I visited last. They’d have been a great soundtrack to the destruction I was wreaking on my personal life at the time. Listen to their new single here.
SXSW: DRAWINGS MADE AT CONCERTS
SXSW. Sick of seeing these four letters yet? I fucking am. But this video is a twist on the usual content of the four lettered festival that shall not be named. Instead of blogging about shows, why not sketch them?
PLAYLIST: ED TEMPLETON – WAYWARD
Ed Templeton. The man. The myth. The Mayor of Huntington Beach Pier. Here is a playlist Ed cobbled together to set the mood for activities like skating, surfing, and building erotic sculptures out of macaroni and wax.
PEOPLE: RYLEY WALKER
Ever heard the story about the musician who practiced in the freezer of a Jimmy Johns sandwich shop because he couldn’t stand to be apart from his guitar? You have now.
NEW MUSIC: MALE GAZE
Listen up, ladies and gentlemen. This is the best song you’ll hear today. And Male Gaze’s full album is the best thing you’ll hear all month once it drops March 23.
FROM THE MAG: BOOGARINS
In Issue 40 we interviewed Boogarins, a Brazilian psych band named after a jasmine flower. Since we last spoke, they’ve played with Neutral Milk Hotel, and play Lollapalooza Brasil this month.
NEW MUSIC: GHOSTPOET
What have I been listening to lately? I should say I’ve been listening to tons of cool new shit, but the truth is I’ve really only been listening to one album on repeat. That album is Ghostpoet’s Shedding Skin.
HI-FI: MARK RONSON
We gave Mark Ronson a $100 note and asked him to go record shopping. What did he pick? Watch our first episode of Hi-Fi and find out.
PLAYLIST: THOMAS CAMPBELL – CONTACT
He’s a painter, a photographer, a sculptor, a filmmaker, and now he’s a world-renowned playlist compiler. He is Thomas Campbell, and he wants to learn you some good music.
LIVE REVIEW: GRAVEYARD
Tonight a Demon came into my head!
NEW MUSIC: SWIMM
SWIMM are a band who makes music that does just that. Sure, they spelt their name wrong, but “with only one M, life would be way less complicated”, according to their lead singer, Chris Hess.
LIVE REVIEW: SOUNDWAVE
The line-up for the 2015 Sound Wave Festival was beyond stellar and most likely caused heart palpitations amongst those who enjoy the heavier things in life.
TOUR DIARY: THE DISTRICTS
If I had to say anything about The Districts, it’s that rock and roll can be humble. It’s not jaded or wasted. It’s funny as shit and stoked to be there and it swims in the young blood of these four dudes.
NEW MUSIC: ACTION BRONSON
Well here’s a tight crew of names. Action Bronson, Chance The Rapper and Mark Ronson. I’d sit at that table.