With a new album recorded in Africa, India, Australia and Trinidad, MIA talks about taking politics personally, the art of mixing signals and how it feels to be both a pop star and a `national threat to homeland security´
Electric guitar goddess Marnie Stern works to her own rules, incandescent with furious positivity and spurred on by art, history and friendship. She rocks, and we love her
All aboard the good ship Dirty Projectors for a voyage full of salamanders, cicadas, imaginary language and exotic soul music
PLUS: Dan Deacon, Tall Pony, Super Furry Animals, Prinzhorn Dance School, Das Wanderlust, Times New Viking, Wild Beasts, Municipal Waste, Lesbians on Ecstasy, Gui Boratto, Múm, Sa-Ra, Pelican, Tour Diary: Jana Hunter, Guided Tour: Liars, Yacht, Grinderman, Animal Collective, Lou Reed, Shampoo…
Plus! A free 16 track CD in association with End Of The Road, featuring The Young Republic, Midlake, Jens Lekman, Herman Dune, Danielson, Architecture in Helsinki, Super Furry Animals, Lambchop, Port O'Brien, Howe Gelb, Micah P Hinson, Malcolm Middleton, Charlie Parr, Archie Bronson Outfit, Dan Sartain and Liz Green.