Trinie Dalton finds out how blurry psych-art-rock ANIMAL COLLECTIVE make such beautiful, beguiling sounds. Photography by Susanna Howe. Plus: Deakin and Geologist on the "best drug ever": scuba diving.
"Dr. Moustache and the Egyptian Gentleman": American journalist/photographer Daniel Chamberlin spent three weeks traveling through EGYPT, LEBANON and SYRIA this summer. Here's what happened, from the Cities of the Dead to the Hezbollah's gift shop.
Reviewer Gabe Soria says SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS feels more like an epic-length stoner rock record than a video game.
Eddie Dean remembers R.L. BURNSIDE.
What our reaction to SUICIDE BOMBINGS tells us about ourselves, by columnist Douglas Rushkoff. Illustration by Dylan Martorell.
Faced with death and destruction, there was only one choice: life. A complete story from cartoonist JAMES KOCHALKA's new collection, The Cute Manifesto.
"There are a lot of ghosts and good avocado trees in Echo Park...": A short story by Trinie Dalton from her new book Wide Eyed, with an illustration by Ian Holman.
David Reeves on the secret powers of GINSENG..
New comics by Greg Cook, Kiersh and PShaw.
New artwork by Able Brown, Ernest Eugene Gibson, Nathaniel Russell and K-Fai Steele.
"Bull Tongue" columnists Byron Coley & Thurston Moore on Sunburned Hand of the Man, Jessica Rylan, Can't, The MVEE Medicine Show, PG Six, Charles Potts, the Loosers, Fag Tapes, Death Kcomm, Hair Police, Dead Machines, Virgin Insanity, Magik Markers, Sun City Girls, Eyes and Arms of Smoke, The Time Flys, Sean Meehan, Glass Organ, Sewer Election, Impregnable, Mahogany Brain, Chris Trouchon, John Wilkes Booze, Maniacs Dream, Fricara Pacchu, Re-Visiting "Father" and the Source Family, Jack Rose, Paper Rad Collective, Leslie Keffer, The Assemble Head, 400 Blows, D Yellow Swans, Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice, The Recluse, Easter Everywhere, All Yesterdays' Parties The Velvet Underground in Print 1966-1971 and Ed Sanders.
C & D comment on new recordings from Vashti Bunyan, Jana Hunter, M.O.T.O., Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up, Choubi Choubi! Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq, Radio Pyonggyang: Commie Funk and Agit Pop from the Hermit Kingdom, Residual Echoes, Lightning Bolt, We Are Wolves, Boards of Canada, MF Doom & Dangermouse, Fiery Furnaces, Van der Graaf Generator reissues, Unknown Instructors and Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom.