“Every time we record it seems like it’s ‘the last time,’ so it’s always special.”

Dylan Ettinger

“I usually try to make music that doesn’t sound like it was made in any specific place or time.”

Circuit des Yeux

“I make music 100% for me for, like, stark reasons.”

2011: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011

50 albums that defined our 2011

2011: Favorite 25 Films of 2011

25 films that defined our 2011

2011: Chocolate Grinder Mix 2011

Our favorite songs of the year in mix tape form

2011: Favorite 25 Album Covers of 2011

Sci-fi sheen and the L.A. airbrush thing

2011: Jane Child's Nose Chain

“I am predisposed to vote for the underdog, and it all started with Jane Child.”

2011: Dispatches from the Pop Museum

The Future Is Not What It Used to Be

C. Spencer Yeh

“Maybe BxC is just a big chile rellenos stuffed with meat and random crap, and 1975 is just a big carton of hardboiled eggs.”

The What 03

On “The Battle of the Sexes” in Hip-Hop

AFI Fest 2011

“Outside, the sun is shining. Remember that.”

Jeffrey Lewis

“There’s still some paint-peeler guitar solos and no shortage of glorious mistakes.”

Culture Collide 2011

Did I mention they have a shaman?

Thee Oh Sees

“With all the recent music, I think kids are turning against what is popular and going back to all of its most basic forms.”


“If I could do it again, I’d be sipping Dom P. watching Ghandi till I’m charged.”

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011

“A guiltier pleasure than Foreigner 7-inches and a ‘Leader of the Band’ 45 (both of which I hold dear), to be sure.”

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

“We let go of our egos and found a way to trust each other.”



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